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MacBytes
Feb 12, 2006, 03:21 AM
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Link: Intel shows off its quad core (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060212042151)
Description:: Clovertown, a four-core processor, will start shipping to computer manufacturers late this year and hit the market in early 2007. Clovertown will be made for dual-processor servers, which means that these servers will essentially be eight-processor servers (two processors x four cores each).

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cwedl
Feb 12, 2006, 03:29 AM
I assume these will go into the powermacs? two of them! hehe

greatdevourer
Feb 12, 2006, 06:34 AM
As said before, nothing can beat 8 cores at a mere 72 watts!

http://www.sun.com/servers/coolthreads/t2000/

:D

shamino
Feb 13, 2006, 07:11 PM
As said before, nothing can beat 8 cores at a mere 72 watts!

http://www.sun.com/servers/coolthreads/t2000/
Nice. I wonder how many desktops this will make its way onto. On the one hand, $7000 (the least expensive 8-core box) is a lot more than a PowerMac. On the other hand, that $7000 is getting you 8 cores (at 1GHz each), 3M of L2 cache, and 8G of RAM. And the most-similar Mac (an Xserve cluster node with 8G of RAM) costs $5250 - 75% of the price for 57% of the GHz (2 2.3GHz cores vs. 8 1GHz cores.)

(Of course, a simple comparison of clock speeds doesn't say much about performance, but that's the best I've got as a basis for comparison in the absence of benchmarks.)