diff between late 2007 and eraly 2008 MP?

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  1. jemo07
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    May 6, 2006
    Madrid, Spain

    I am looking for technical details into the difference of these two platforms?
    What intel chips are used? Clovertown, Woodcrest, Herpertown? Can i upgraded to and from what? :confused:

    What chipset in each or is it all Blackford ( this is compatible with all these chip? ) are the chips pin compatible... that sort of stuff. :rolleyes:

  2. samh004
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    Mar 1, 2004
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    I do not believe there is a late 2007 MP model.

    Eidorian is the one to answer this question though.
  3. Pressure
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    May 30, 2006
    The original Mac Pro use the Bensley chipset, while the newest Mac Pro uses the Stoakley chipset.

    The original Mac Pro uses Woodcrest and Clowertown processors and the new Mac Pro only uses Harpertown processors.
  4. casw1000
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    May 6, 2005
    ok, I will try and help with some pointers.

    Processors :
    2007 = Clovertown, 1333fsb 8mb L2 Cache, 65nm fab process.
    2008 = Harpertown, 1333/1600 fsb, 12mb L2 Cache, 45nm process, Runs cooler than clovertown revision due to die shrink.

    Motherboard / Chipset:
    2007 = Intel 5000P (either P or X) Chipset = Blackford

    2008 = 5400 Seaburg

    I have done a comparison between the two motherboard types. Click HERE This is a direct comparison between the 5000P and 5400 Chipsets. Hopefully that will help.

    2007 = 533/667 FB-Dimms
    2008 = 533/667/800 FB-Dimms

    2007 = PCIe 16 ver 1.x
    2008 = PCIe 16 ver 2.x (this being the latest standard for cards such as NV8800GT or better. ATi is still currently PCIe ver 1.x

    Edit 1: You could look at the MR Mac Pro guide Here There is another small and overlooked techie bit that I will add in anther edit soon, once I find it.

    I will think of more stuff when I get some time. HTH for now. ;)

  5. jemo07
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    May 6, 2006
    Madrid, Spain
    Wow! great...
    You wouldn't happen to know how long I have to wait for either the Backton/Gainstown Chips! :cool: 4 Cores at 4+Ghz and Nehalem Core (Hyperthreading) ;)

    Thanks again for the feedback!

  6. casw1000
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    May 6, 2005

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