quad cores

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zoran, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. zoran macrumors 68020

    Jun 30, 2005
    Really how faster can the 2.66 Quadcore be compard to the 2.66 Dcore that is already in MacPros? Is it worth waiting? And why isnt there a 3Ghz Quadcore expected?
  2. Silentwave macrumors 68000

    May 26, 2006
    Gainesville, FL
    if you have a properly multithreaded app, the upgrade will be significant.

    With a single threaded app they will be more or less the same.

    3GHz quad core chips are likely on hold at the moment because of a) cost and b) heat. the 3GHz Woodcrests in the Mac Pro are each 15W hotter than the 2.66 and 2.00 versions.

    we may see higher clocks down the line, though.
  3. Pressure macrumors 68040


    May 30, 2006
    A Thermal Design Power of 80Watt is still lower than the Pentium 4 which ended at 130Watt. The newest energy efficient Pentium 4's have a TDP of 95Watt.

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