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Old 04-25-2019, 04:26 AM
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Default i9-8950HK Compatibility

Hi there

I need to make a decision on which MacBook Pro to buy.

Is there anyone with some experience with the maxed out MacBook Pro 2018? Can I expect i9-8950HK to be supported in ProTools 2019? Or is it safer to go for the i7? I already made the mistake once some time ago to choose the fastest CPU with a Mac that was never supported by ProTools and that performed worse than my older computer.

I am aware of the ProTools 2018 / Mojave situation.

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Old 04-25-2019, 05:05 AM
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Hi there

I need to make a decision on which MacBook Pro to buy.

Is there anyone with some experience with the maxed out MacBook Pro 2018? Can I expect i9-8950HK to be supported in ProTools 2019? Or is it safer to go for the i7? I already made the mistake once some time ago to choose the fastest CPU with a Mac that was never supported by ProTools and that performed worse than my older computer.

I am aware of the ProTools 2018 / Mojave situation.

Many thanks
Andri
The issue is cooling. The slim Macbook isn't able to keep temperatures down which causes the CPU to throttle. It hardly every reaches its speced turbo clock. Many tests show it performs even worse than the i7 in certain workload situations. From the info I gathered when looking into it, people recommend the i7 over the i9. Plenty of videos on YouTube about that topic.
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Old 12-07-2019, 12:25 PM
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Default Re: i9-8950HK Compatibility

any news about this now? in Dec 2019

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Old 12-08-2019, 09:48 AM
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any news about this now? in Dec 2019

thanks
I ended up going with the i7-8850H because of the issues mentioned above and I'm very happy with it so far. My MacBook Pro handles excessive mix sessions with >120 Tracks and lots of CPU heavy plugins as well as a lot of virtual instruments with ease.
I think they kind of fixed the heat issue with the i9-8950 by just throttling it's performance. The newer 2019 model is supposed to handle this better, but I can't tell you more about this than what they say in their advertisements. If I had to make a buying decision right now, I would go with the 16" 2019 model for sure, but as I said, I can't complain right now about my 2018 model.
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