quad imac anytime soon?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by wakerider017, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

    wakerider017

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  2. risc macrumors 68030

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    All of the Intel iMacs have used notebook processors it's going to be a long time before we see a quad core notebook processor. It's possible but I would say highly unlikely considering Apple actually need to keep some distance between the consumer range and the Mac Pro.
     
  3. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Please search around a bit, this has been covered many many times.

    The short answer is no way. Because the iMac uses mobile chips (not desktop chips), and there is no quad-core mobile processor anywhere on Intel's roadmap at the current time, we're not going to have quad-core iMacs anytime soon.
     
  4. Gigi macrumors newbie

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    Again, there's just to much heat dissipatet from the desktop processors to work (quietly) in an iMac.
     
  5. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    yeah as stated above because the imacs use notebook chips quad cores arnt in the near future.
     
  6. exabytes18 macrumors 6502

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    Besides the incredible power and heat that comes with it, the QX6700 alone is more expensive than the entry-level iMac. The heat is the real issue, though. If the iMac can't handle a Conroe, it definitely can't handle 2 of them on the same chip.
     

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