The most expected laptops of the year the 2018 MacBook lineup has finally been revealed, and we saw the core i9 in Apple’s devices. The laptops are top of the line devices due to the MacOS, the Aluminum unibody finish, and the sleek design more details are in our detailed review. We expect every Apple device to be perfect in every regard, but unfortunately, this is not the case with these devices since they have their inherent disadvantages the biggest one is the thermal throttling to such an extent that it did not allow the core i9 to run at its base clock speed.
The Core i9-8950H is a beast of a processor that is unlocked and can be overclocked easily, and since it has six cores it can be proved useful in heavy professional tasks; many professionals prefer the clean interface of the MacOS, and thus the MacBook Pro become the most anticipated laptop of the year. The only problem with the core i9 version is the thermal throttling, we can infer that it is the mistake on Apple’s part, but the root cause of this problem is the freedom that Intel provides its partner when they incorporate Intel’s chips in their devices.
According to Extreme Tech Intel has said that it is alright for the manufacturers to throttle their processors
“Intel explained that it had given OEMs more freedom to set certain specifications for their systems. One example the company gave was skin temperature: If OEMs wanted to specify a low skin temperature that had the side effect of keeping the CPU clock speed from turboing as high as a competitive system from a different OEM that traded a higher skin temperature for better thermal performance, that was fine by Intel — even if it also meant two systems with the same CPU might perform very differently.”
The MacBook Pro is the most expensive Notebook you can buy right now and if you want to buy the device to get the added benefits of the new processors than it would not be the best of the ideas. Apple has said that it is working on the possible solution to this problem and we may see a patch that will increase the speeds of the fans which would hopefully make the clock speeds better. On a fair note, Apple should have known that the core i9 will not be suitable for such a slim chassis they should have made another chassis for this product or could have dropped the idea.