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Future Mac Pro in early 2010, 6-core Gulftown processor?

Postby phantom » Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:45 pm

Rumors continue to mount indicating the near-term release of Mac Pro models with 6-core Xeon CPUs ("Gulftown")...



A pair of these 6-core CPUs, each supporting hyper-threading, would give us 24 virtual cores/threads that should be able to "burn" through the big WUs!

Original article at [url=http://www.hardmac.com/news/2009/10/15/future-mac-pro-apple-to-enjoy-short-term-exclusive-use-of-future-xeon-cpu]Hardmac.com[/url]
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Future Mac Pro in early 2010, 6-core Gulftown processor?

Postby hexxus » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:09 am

Now here we are going... I wonder if they are going to get rid of the MacPro?

What do you think? They're really pushing thunderbolt for expansion that has high I/O capabilities and with the
i7's being 6 core with 8+ on the horizon, I doubt they would spend the time and money to research and build a
proprietary motherboard for xeon's again.
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Future Mac Pro in early 2010, 6-core Gulftown processor?

Postby jackrabbit » Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:37 am

Applications are getting heavier all the time. I'm sure there is still a market for multi-CPU machines even with these multi-core CPUs.
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