Mar 20, 2017 07:30 AM EDT
MacBook Pro 32GB Configuration Can’t Make it in 2017; Apple Chooses from Ryzen, Cannon Lake, Kaby Lake Processors
It seems like the hotly anticipated MacBook Pro with 32GB of RAM cannot make it on 2017 because of the considerations that Apple is currently taking most especially in the aspect of choosing a processor. Choosing processing chipsets is taking its time and thus hampering the production scheduled of the portable machine.
Will MacBook Pro 2017 Offer 32GB of RAM?
The fate of the next MacBook Pro seems to be uncertain as recent reports suggest that Apple is having a difficult time in choosing what processing chipsets to use to be able to deliver a 32GB configuration of their laptop. According to PC Advisor, delays in decision making hampered the production schedule thus, pushing back the release date in the early months of 2018 because production will start in the last quarter of 2017.
Since the 2016 iteration of MacBook Pro has disappointed a lot of Mac loyal fans due to RAM limitations, Apple is reportedly putting too much effort on the next model to avoid frustration from the consumers' end. For this reason, the company is leaving the Intel Skylake behind and started choosing from the best microarchitectures Kaby Lake, Cannon Lake or AMD Ryzen chipsets.
However, Intel Kaby Lake and Cannon Lake do not support an LPDRR4 RAM which supports a 32GB memory; it appears that MacBook Pro will use an AMD Ryzen 7 chipsets for processing power. According to Architosh, AMD's newest chipset has more computing muscle per watt than Intel's; thus, Ryzen 7 CPU and Radeon RX 500 GPU will make a good combination inside the new MacBook Pro.
Apple-Designed Chip Will Have a Major Role in the Next MacBook Pro
Aside from the main processors, Apple is also considering placing their proprietary chips which are ARM-based chipsets to handle simple tasks. The said chipsets are reportedly under development since 2016 which are having similarities to the ones used in MacBook Pro 2016's Touch Bar feature called T310 that contributes to low battery consumption.