4God

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Apr 5, 2005
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My Mac
I'm assuming that "2S" in the article referenced above means
two socket, right? Well, I hope there's a price drop for the
current lineup - if any of it stays.
 

Pressure

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May 30, 2006
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I'm assuming that "2S" in the article referenced above means
two socket, right? Well, I hope there's a price drop for the
current lineup - if any of it stays.

A price drop would be great, seeing as the current pricing of the Xeons have dropped as well as the price on FB-DIMMs.
 

sdhollman

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Nov 16, 2005
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These things have been coming out "tomorrow" for months now, I have lost the spark that this article would have used to ignite, just wake me when they are here.
 

MacRumors

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Apr 12, 2001
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8-Core Mac Pro Tomorrow? Doubtful.

https://www.macrumors.com/images/macrumorsthreadlogodarkd.png

The Inquirer is claiming that Clovertown-based Mac Pros may finally see the light of day tomorrow. However, the site has a limited rumor record, and the precise timing of the announcement of Clovertown-based Mac Pros has even eluded traditionally reliable AppleInsider.

A more plausible time-frame for a Mac Pro refresh may be Apple's NAB special event, which one earlier page 2 rumor had indicated would bring updated Mac Pros with HD media support.

Some of The Inquirer's prior rumor record can be found here.
 

Mac-Mariachi

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Jan 29, 2002
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I didn´t get the white headphones/badge thing. Will the Pro line be coming out in White? Very doubtful if that is what they meant with the headphones/badge comment.

Although a new enclosure will be a very welcomed adition.
 

bigandy

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Apr 30, 2004
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[basil fawlty voice] i don't believe it! [/basil fawlty voice]

won't happen. i rekon. nope nope nope.
 

Clive At Five

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May 26, 2004
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This is turning into another G5 powerbook long wait.

Let the Mac Pro be released whenever it's ready.

This is nothing like a PowerBook G5 wait.

For one, we know that all it takes is for Apple to drop the processors in. HardMac has been posting info about user-upgraded octo-cores for months now.

For two, we still haven't seen the (true) PowerBook G5... and I personally started waiting four years ago. Only two years ago, no one knew what a Mac Pro was.

-Clive
 

~Shard~

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Jun 4, 2003
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Not going to happen. NAB and WWDC will reveal all... iPhone, Leopard, Mac Pros, iMacs, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac minis, iLife Leopard and iWork Leopard (no more calendar-based naming scheme). Patience... :cool:
 

Clive At Five

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May 26, 2004
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Not going to happen. NAB and WWDC will reveal all... iPhone, Leopard, Mac Pros, iMacs, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, Mac minis, iLife Leopard and iWork Leopard (no more calendar-based naming scheme). Patience... :cool:

And the keynote will take several weeks...

Boys, start saving up your vacation days.

-Clive
 

daveL

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Jun 18, 2003
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Os X

I wonder if it's poor scaling of Tiger above 4 cores that might be holding things up (haven't read the tests, but I got the impression the performance improvement was not that great - certainly not near linear). I expect that one of the key improvements in Leopard is going to be *much* better SMP performance. Considering the way the industry is going, and Apple's emphasis on media / content, being able to use many cores / cpus is a must.

If the octo's are announced at NAB, I wouldn't be surprised to see Leopard announced, but not available for another 3 or 4 weeks. I hope so, anyway.
 
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