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Topic: Thermal throttling

Tested: Thermal throttling in base model mid-2019 13-inch MacBook Pro

07/15/2019, 03:07 pm

AppleInsider has the new base model 13-inch MacBook Pro on hand, and we wanted to see whether the single fan design on this new MacBook Pro is a problem for the thermal condition and, as such, the processing power -- or if its able to take the heat.

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Tested: Thermal throttling and performance in the eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro

05/26/2019, 05:05 pm

AppleInsider has the new eight-core 2019 MacBook Pro on hand. Given the drama surrounding the thermal condition in the six-core MacBook Pro when it launched in 2018, it's time to evaluate the thermal situation in the new high-end model that was a big issue for its predecessor.

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Tested: Will the new i7 Mac mini run faster with new thermal paste?

12/18/2018, 01:12 pm

The new Mac mini is a pint-sized powerhouse, but like other computers, its performance potential isn't reached when it runs too hot. AppleInsider examines if it is possible to improve the temperature situation by re-applying different thermal paste compounds between the processor and heat sink.

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Podcast discusses new MacBook Pro thermal fix, listener questions, and more

07/27/2018, 08:07 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Macbook Pro thermal performance, tips on the best Mac utiilties you've forgotten about, and answer listener email. Mike also lets loose on an app removed from the App Store over distributing conspiracy theories.

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Tested: Apple's patch fixes the thermal slowdowns in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro

07/24/2018, 04:07 pm

Apple's patch on Tuesday seems to fix most -- if not all -- of the clock speed excursions that the 15-inch MacBook Pro was experiencing when under load. AppleInsider delves into the situation, runs the numbers in some real-world applications, and talks about what led us to this point.

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Apple targets thermal performance issues on 2018 MacBook Pros with software update

07/24/2018, 01:07 pm

Performance issues affecting Apple's latest 2018 MacBook Pros discovered over the past week have been identified as a software flaw in the system's thermal management software, and Apple is rolling out a macOS patch to deal with the problem.

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Round-up: user 'solutions' for thermal throttling of the i9 2018 MacBook Pro

07/24/2018, 11:07 am

It has been about a week since it was discovered that the i9 processor in the MacBook Pro can slow down below rated speed to cut back on thermal load. AppleInsider has been examining several proposed solutions by users since we first started talking about the issue, and has some thoughts on the matter.

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Hands on: Apple's new 2018 15-inch MacBook Pro with Core i9 processor

07/23/2018, 05:07 pm

The 2018 MacBook Intel Core i9-powered 15-inch Pro refresh strikes some chords with some long requested features, and as often is the case with Apple products, stirs up some controversy.

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Tested: Thermal conditions in the 2018 i9 MacBook Pro dramatically hampering performance

07/18/2018, 07:07 pm

AppleInsider has both an i7 and i9 2018 MacBook Pro on hand, and it's time to do our own testing on the thermal throttling situation that positively afflicts the i9 model -- at least at launch.

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Test suggests 2018 MacBook Pro can't keep up with Intel Core i9 chip's thermal demands

07/17/2018, 09:07 pm

Technology-centric YouTuber Dave Lee claims the thermal design of Apple's latest 15-inch MacBook Pro does not provide sufficient cooling for Intel's Core i9 processor, causing the chip to throttle down performance to prevent serious damage.

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