Intel launches 8-core Itanium 9500, teases Xeon E7-linked Kittson

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 1080p, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
  2. macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    2TB Ram?!??!?!?!?
  3. macrumors regular

    Sep 1, 2011
    Does it come with a built in Air Conditioner

    Does it come with a built in Air Conditioner. You mean we may get a real computer soon
  4. macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
  5. macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    These are basically for HP. They are the ones funding a lot of the development and they will be the primary customer.

    This offers nothing existing LGA 2011 products don't for Apple or pretty much anyone wanting a workstation.
  6. macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2003
    it's an ITANIUM. it's not even an x64 instruction set processor!
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2008
    Yes but the E7 certainly is x64.
  8. macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2003
    it sure is. so is every other x64 processor in the world.

    edit: Oh, you're saying that the link was for the e7 tease, not the itanium announcement . . . gotcha. Sorry, I'm a little slow today!
  9. macrumors 603

    Mar 10, 2009
    E5 v3 isn't due until 2014 (probably second half '14 to boot). So an extremely unlikely move.

    E5 v2 (Ivy Bridge ) is unlikely but possible if the rest of the new Mac Pro is SNAFU'ed enough that it can't come online before Q3-Q4 '13.

    There is still even money chance the next Mac Pro will have a E5 v1 (Sandy Bridge) in it.
  10. macrumors 603

    Mar 10, 2009
  11. macrumors 68030

    Lesser Evets

    Jan 7, 2006
    Everyone runs away with expectations. The Intel roadmap claims a Q3 2013 release for a compatible E5 Xeon which falls into the "late 2013" promise by Tim Cook.

    It fits together. Don't look beyond it or expect something other than that. What comes beyond is anyone's guess. Hope to see Apple reworking the entire Mac Pro architecture with their own processors by the end of the decade, and I hope they make some powerful computers for professional use and release them on a snappy schedule... doesn't mean they will.
  12. macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    Typo by me, meant v2.
  13. macrumors 603

    Mar 10, 2009
    Tim Cook never said "late 2013". This is just FUD and concocted hand waving after playing the "telephone game" to justify skipping Sandy Bridge. It is baseless.

    The exact quote was "later in 2013". 'Late' and 'later' have two different meanings. Apple clarified this flubbed hint later as being "Mac Pro in 2013". No 'later' , 'late' , '2H-2013' connotations at all.

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