New Kaby Lake Based Mac Models…

Mac-B4831CEBD52A0C4C – two models with a maximum Turbo Boost of 3400 and 4000 MHz. This one uses the exact same processor power management data as the new MacBookPro13,1.

Mac-CAD6701F7CEA0921 – three models with a maximum Turbo Boost of 3500/3700 and 4000 MHz. This one uses the exact same processor power management data as the new MacBookPro13,2.

Mac-551B86E5744E2388 – three models with a maximum Turbo Boost of 3800/3900 and 4100 MHz. This one uses the exact same processor power management data as the new MacBookPro13,3.

I checked the perf-bias setting (5) and that suggests that the data is not for Mac desktop models. On desktop models like the iMac perf-bias is set to 1 (highest performance).

Here are the Intel processors that could be used. Some are already known. For the rest of them we have to wait for additional data (scroll down to the update).

3400 MHz

i5-7260U with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (15W)
i5-7287U with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650 (28W)

3500 MHz

i7-7500U with Intel® HD Graphics 620 (15W)
i5-7267U with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650 (28W)
i5-7300U withIntel® HD Graphics 620 (15W)
i5-7300HQ with Intel® HD Graphics 630 (45W)

3700 MHz

i5-7287U with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650 (28W)

3800 MHz

i7-7700HQ with Intel® HD Graphics 630 (45W)
i7-7560U with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (15W)
i5-7440HQ with Intel® HD Graphics 630 (45W)

3900 MHz

i7-7820HQ with Intel® HD Graphics 630 (45W)

4000 MHz

i7-7567U with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650 (28W)
i7-7660U with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (15W)

4100 MHz

i7-7920HQ with Intel® HD Graphics 630 (45W)

The one with board-id Mac-551B86E5744E2388 is already being checked in ApplePlatformEnabler::probe(IOService*, int*)

There is no GPU data defined as of yet, but this may change at a later date.

Ok. I’m now convinced that the board-id’s that I found are for a series of updated MacBook (Pro) models. One note. The data pointing to faster Intel graphics may also be used for a new Mac mini. Just a wild idea of course 😉 Nope. It was too good to be true. Sorry folks.

Hey. I might be wrong, but when was the last time that I completely missed the boat?

Update: Ok. I figured it out. Let’s start with the MacBookPro13,1

Intel Core i5-6360U 2.0 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.1 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540 (15W)
Will be replaced by the:
Intel Core i5-7260U 2.2GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.4 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (15W)

Intel Core i7-6660U 2.4 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.4 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540 (15W)
Will be replaced by the:
Intel Core i7-7660U 2.5 GHz (max Turbo Boost 4.0 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (15W)

MacBookPro13,2

Intel Core i5-6267U 2.9 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.3 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 550 (28W)
Will be replaced by the:
Intel Core i5-7267U 3.1 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.5 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650 (28W)

Intel Core i5-6287U 3.1 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.5 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 550 (28W)
Will be replaced by the:
Intel Core i5-7287U 3.3 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.7 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650 (28W)

Intel Core i7-6567U 3.3 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.6 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 550 (28W)
Will be replaced by the:
Intel Core i7-7567U 3.5 GHz (max Turbo Boost 4.0 GHz) with Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 650 (28W)

MacBookPro13,3:

Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.5 GHz) with Intel® HD Graphics 530 (45W)
Will be replaced by the:
Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.8 GHz) with Intel® HD Graphics 630 (45W)

Intel Core i7-6820HQ 2.7 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.6 GHz) with Intel® HD Graphics 530 (45W)
Will be replaced by the:
Intel Core i7-7820HQ 2.9 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.9 GHz) with Intel® HD Graphics 630 (45W)

Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9 GHz (max Turbo Boost 3.8 GHz) with Intel® HD Graphics 530 (45W)
Will be replaced by the:
Intel Core i7-7920HQ 3.1 GHz (max Turbo Boost 4.1 GHz) with Intel® HD Graphics 630 (45W)

The upgrades will be available some time after the official release of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 at the soonest but I’d like to stress that I have no idea when exactly the new hardware will be released. It may even be in the summer. Who knows. Seriously. You should not wait for the new hardware. It can take months.

Edit: We already have two late 2016 models. One 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 15-inch MacBook Pro, and we will buy a second 13-inch MacBook Pro this weekend. We’re not going to wait for a Kaby Lake model. We need an extra one now. Not whenever Apple decides to upgrade the current models.

Update: I visited the AppleStore today and bought another 13-inch MacBook Pro (with function keys) like I said that I would do. Here is a picture of it on top of the box:

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      • Thanks for the reply. What do you mean? But what are they waiting for? Haswell gone, Broadwell gone as well. I just hope that they implement the next Xeon processors, Skylake EP or the rumoured new Xeon Gold Series. If they don’t use either of those, would mean the end of the Mac Pro unfortunately.

      • I mean that we should all wait. Remember that Apple has to design a new chip for the new keyboards with TouchID – to communicate with the one of the motherboard. That is probably also why things look slow, but Apple may surprise all of us some time later in 2017.

      • If the new 3 board-ids according to this article were the “updated” MacBook Pro, and then I guessed that Apple might add 2 more board-ids in the next several beta versions of 10.12.4, one is the New MacBook, and the other could be the New MacPro [Just my own assumptions.], if Apple wants to release it…

      • Yes. I think so. Time for all Mac products except MacBookAir to update! 😇
        IMHO. MacBookAir may be obsolete cuz new MacBook can be a better choice.

  10. Hi. Pike.
    As iMac17,1 does not support HWP. And the “perf-bias” value will control the performance, etc. You’ve mentioned it here. But what about MacBookPro13,x and MacBook9,1? I saw that the value of their “perf-bias” were 5, just like you mentioned here as well. But IMHO. I don’t think that the value of “perf-bias” will make any difference because HWP will read the data from EPP right? You mentioned it here. (https://github.com/Piker-Alpha/freqVectorsEdit.sh/blob/master/freqVectorsEdit.sh#L552)
    Today. I tried to modify the EPP value on my MacBook9,1. Yes. The default value of my EPP is 0x92/146. You said that it can be 0x00/0 ~ 0xFF/255 right? Firstly. I set it to 0xFF, that is the energy efficiency mode. But soon I found there was obvious glitch and thus I tried to lower it a bit, tried 0xC8/200, but seemed to make no difference… Any idea? Thanks.

    • HWP can use the Energy Performance Preference field (bits 31:24) if that is supported (check CPUID.06H:EAX[bit 10]) or the value of the IA32_ENERGY_PERF_BIAS MSR(0x1B0) to determine the energy efficiency / performance preference. More importantly. HWP hints are controlled by a driver, and there is no such driver for macOS Sierra.

      People who think that setting a few static values is enough, are simply wrong. That’s not how it works.

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