3D Intel Chips in Mac Pro?...etc...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by songman, May 5, 2011.

  1. songman macrumors newbie

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    Now that these have been unveiled, when do you think they will appear in the Mac Pro's.
    Also, I think it is a forgone conclusion that the high end imac is faster than most of the mac pros available (and much cheaper). Given that one would think Apple has to release faster Mac Pros quickly...yes/no/comments....thx
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    Why not go to intel's site and check their roadmap. All your questions will be answered.
    The imac only beats 2 of 6 in Geekbench. Depends on what tests are run.
     
  3. chych macrumors member

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    The 3D transistors will come out in Ivy Bridge, which isn't due to be released until early next year. Xeon chips won't be out 3-6 months after that, and Apple also likes to take its sweet time incorporating new chips. So all in all, you can expect them in Mac Pros around the end of 2012, mid 2012 at the earliest. Next Mac Pro refresh will have Sandy Bridge Xeons (which are already out), which is the current process and does not have 3D transistors.
     
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601

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    No they ain't. At least not the ones Apple most likely will use.
     
  5. chych macrumors member

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  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Intel's current line-up actually still includes a Nehalem Xeon. The 3.20GHz W3565 is the low end UP processor. I know what you are getting at, but Apple are currently using Intel's high-end platform, they just haven't refreshed their processor options to reflect pricing changes.
     
  7. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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