Intel shows off its quad core

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  1. MacBytes
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    Jul 5, 2003


    Category: 3rd Party Hardware
    Link: Intel shows off its quad core
    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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  2. cwedl
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    Jun 5, 2003
    I assume these will go into the powermacs? two of them! hehe
  3. greatdevourer
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  4. shamino
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    Jan 7, 2004
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    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.)

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