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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by seanr, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. seanr macrumors newbie

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    I see that alienware has quad core core 2 duo for sale in there top end computers do you think we will be seeing these in macs any time soon
     
  2. Silentwave macrumors 68000

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    In a word, not Quad core C2Ds for the moment.

    They are hotter chips, and the only Core 2 Duo currently used is Merom, the mobile low heat version which will not be going to quad core soon.

    there may be a possibility of it, however, for either a new segment of apple desktops or a future rev. of the iMac, though the higher heat may be causing them to hold off until a form factor change.
    quad-core Xeons will make it into the mac pro in the next few months, probably, for 8 cores total.
     
  3. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816

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    yeah im guessing this is around the lines of what will happen.
     
  4. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    Why look at just the CPU speed? The MacPro will be faster as it has better Logic Board architecture. The Alienwares are just Dells with flashy lights and a few extra 0s stuck on the end of the price tag.

    The whole point in getting a better CPU, is that it will be faster....
     

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