Mac Pro chipset confirmed?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by FabioC, Aug 18, 2006.

  1. FabioC macrumors newbie

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  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think there's any dispute over what chipset the Mac Pro uses.
     
  3. FabioC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I understand and I'm not supposing there is. I was just wondering if anyone had run this tool out of curiosity to see the results.

    Perhaps I would not be asking if my Mac Pro had shipped and I could do these tests myself. I'm only trying to get to the bottom of the SATA issues under Windows, without the luxury of an actual machine.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    People confirmed the chipset the day they got Windows running using intel's 5000 chipset tool.

    Though between the info in the Xserve tech specs and Mac Pro dev notes, everyone had pretty much guessed 5000x.
     
  5. FabioC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ..and since the 5000X chipset normally supports RAID0/1/5 in hardware, while the Mac Pro does not, I don't find it far fetched that the Mac Pro might be using another variant.
     
  6. ender78 macrumors 6502

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    Just because the Motherboard provides RAID support does not mean it is being done in hardware. Many chipsets support only software RAID. True hardware RAID is often much more expensive.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Intel 5000x documents say "software driven raid"...

    Apple chooses to implement what they do in software, because they want you to buy an fibre channel card and an Xserve RAID.
     

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