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MacSurfer's Archive: Saturday, July 21, 2018


  • "Intel Power Gadget utility download link removed amidst 2018 MacBook Pro throttling controversy" 9to5Mac 8:05 AM
  • "The Core i9 clock cycles go up. Who cares where they come down?" ["'The cooling solution for the form factor of the XPS 15 is insufficient for the amount of heat that the laptop creates when gaming. You will experience some sort of throttling,' one Dell owner claimed on the XPS subreddit. YouTuber Dave Lee illustrates how the throttling – which isn't new – takes the performance of the new MacBook Pro models equipped with the premium chip to below that of last year's i7:"]  The Register 7/20
  • "The 2018 MacBook Pro has a problem with overheating: The new 2018 MacBook Pro might be fast, but all that Core i9 processor power is useless if the system can't cope with the heat it generates and has to throttle the performance." ZDNet 7/20
  • "About that MacBook Pro Core i9 throttling story" Computerworld 7/20
  • "Gadget expert says Apple 'deliberately slows down' its MacBook Pro" Daily Mail UK 7/20
  • "2018 MacBook Pros Have New 'Titan Ridge' Thunderbolt 3 Controller, But DisplayPort 1.4 Isn't Truly Supported" MacRumors 7/20
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices (2018 models)" MacPrices 7/20
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices (2017-18 models)" MacPrices 7/20
  • "12" MacBook Prices (2017 models)" MacPrices 7/20