MacBook Pro Processor Throttling Fixed With Update

Last week there was a bit of a controversy as a MacBook Pro i9 user reported slowness when rendering video with his new top-end MacBook Pro. Turns out the problem is a software bug, not any performance issue or attempt by Apple to keep the processor from reaching its full potential.

MacRumors reports that Apple worked with that user to find and fix the issue. “Apple has discovered that there was a missing digital key in the firmware that impacted the thermal management system, driving down clock speeds under heavy thermal loads.” It is available as a software update today, but only for users with the i9 processor.

Comments: 3 Responses to “MacBook Pro Processor Throttling Fixed With Update”

    Simon
    3 years ago

    Thats great to hear. I’m thinking of purchasing a new 2018 Macbook Pro in October of this year (at which time my current MBP will be exactly 8 years old). I intend on keeping it for a minimum of 5 years. It is highly likely I will purchase the i7 processor 2018 model. Which other specs can you kindly advise to go alongside ?

    3 years ago

    Simon: Model and specs all depend on what you need, what you want, your budget, etc. It is very subjective. Hard to advise. Apple has such a range of specs for a reason — because there are many different needs and types of users.

    Simon
    3 years ago

    That’s true. I’ll have to see how far my budget stretches first and foremost, as the cheapest is approx. £2400.

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