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MacBytes
Dec 19, 2006, 04:50 PM
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Category: Benchmarks
Link: Eight Core Mac Pro Benchmarks (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061219175021)
Description:: Geek Patrol takes a look at an upgraded Mac Pro with two quad-core Xeons and wonders whether eight cores are better than four.

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chicagdan
Dec 19, 2006, 04:59 PM
Isn't this piece weeks old ... reprinted from something in C|Net?

SpaceMagic
Dec 19, 2006, 05:19 PM
All these cores... I can't imagine any average user needing the power.

Silentwave
Dec 19, 2006, 05:31 PM
Then again, we always say that :)

Interesting test, I bet that some of this would be better if we had numbers from the X5355 2.66GHz Clovertown, or if they had managed to squeeze a 1666 FSB or faster in there... A lot of things are getting FSB limited in this case.
Once we have 45nm Monolithic Quad Core chips using CSI, these numbers will undoubtedly be even better... and no doubt both OS and apps will be further multithreaded.

SPUY767
Dec 21, 2006, 11:46 AM
Then again, we always say that :)

Interesting test, I bet that some of this would be better if we had numbers from the X5355 2.66GHz Clovertown, or if they had managed to squeeze a 1666 FSB or faster in there... A lot of things are getting FSB limited in this case.
Once we have 45nm Monolithic Quad Core chips using CSI, these numbers will undoubtedly be even better... and no doubt both OS and apps will be further multithreaded.

A supercomputer is a computer that turns a processing problem into an I/O problem. I already find that, with the exception of video rendering, I can't get data to my processor fast enough to keep it tied up.