Core 2's already out...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by kildraik, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. kildraik macrumors 6502a

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    So I was browsing newegg, when sudden;y I stumble upon an Intel Core 2 (Duo) Extreme. It's a Conroe chip, 2.93GHz, 64-bit, and over $1,300. Amazing. Could possibly be in a high-end mac pro?
     
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  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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  4. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    These should fit in a Core Duo's slot, correct? The reason I ask is the possibility of upgrading in the future. Of course the warranty would go straight down the drain.
     
  5. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wrong. The Core 2 Extremes are Socket LGA 775, while the Core Duos are Socket 478. They fit in completely different sockets. The Core 2 Extreme's only fit with current Pentium 4 and D fittings, but the Core Duo's are by themselves. It would have been nice, though.

    As for the warranty:
    (insert that brilliant photo of the word "WARRANTY" heading into a toilet):p
     
  6. ReanimationLP macrumors 68030

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    Ouch.


    My wallet hurts. :(

    The money for that ONE chip could build me an entire AMD 64 X2 computer system with SLI, buy me a iMac or Macbook, or pay a months rent on my house, buy myself a very nice and big TV, etc.

    Thats insane.

    The most I've ever spent on a processor is 98 dollars for my AMD Athlon 64.
     
  7. eXan macrumors 601

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    It has already been discussed numerous amounts of times here.

    I think they'll use Conroe in low and mid-range Mac Pros an Woodcrest in the quad confic (high-end)
     
  8. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    only a month? that thing could pay for 3 months where i live :p
     
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    That's a Conroe. Though it is a tad bit over priced compared to what I've seen.
     
  11. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Huh? I thought Woodcrest was forming the new Xeon line? :confused:
     

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