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Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by arcsbite, Apr 4, 2007.
Apple's US Store has Quad Core 3.0Ghz options.
not in the UK yet
i do not know why the rest of the world has not got the updates - maybe a goof up at apple hq ?
A shame they did not upgrade the graphic card options as well.
Well, at least the complaining will end now that they finally ship Quad-core processors in the Mac Pro line up.
And it's only a $1498 upgrade for the standard configuration to boot.
Awesome! And I thought they were going to cap off at 2.66 for the 8 core pros.
p.s. Take the apostrophe out of your title. The Mac Pros are not posessing anything.
only the 3Ghz is 8 cores the rest of the line is still 4 cores
Pricing seems to have stayed the same, just with the uber expensive 8-core option.
They posses the power of 8-core processing!
and the power to make me go "hommana hommana hommana"
P.S. don't you mean "possessing" ?
Where are the blu-ray drives? This update doesn't make sense. I'd like to think that they were waiting for NAB but got sick of all the complaints/dip in sales, so they rushed out the octo as a bto option but this doesn't make sense. There were other features ppl were expecting too, like new graphics cards. I doubt they will drop a new form factor with new features in a fortnight now. They were obviously just waiting to get clovertown to 3 Ghz so that their product line was differentiated enough.
It also looks like the Displays dropped in price again. $799-$699CND for the 20".
CDN store now shows 8 cores as well
kwood, i'm pretty sure the displays were at $699. i only remember this b/c i bought one when they first came out (gulp...1699 cdn). DOH!
i'm actually pretty disappointed by the lack of price cut on current models. I know they don't HAVE to, but i was kind of hoping the prices would drop a bit.
MAYBE, without a significant announcement and press release, this means that newly designed mac pros will be released in June as the rumour is abound.
Very cool! But now where is my ~$900 Mac MiniTower???
simple post-update depression.
rumors fly around so much we always expect more than we get.
If you look at the store on the Displays' icon it says "New Prices". I have also been comparing prices of the 20" displays' as well. The price did indeed drop.
How shameful of Apple! The current quad line has been the same price for almost a year! Same crappy ram, hd space, and graphics card! WTF! What computer stays the same price with no upgrades for almost a year! What a complete rip off. I love Apple but F this. seriously. An expensive "super computer" with non super parts!
Should we see some well deserved price cuts or upgraded components in the next few months?
Alas! No more complaining! Well, actually...
after all this waiting, nothing but a super-expensive ultra high end option? No change whatsoever to the base configuration, any of the options, or any of the pricing... just the 8 core high end. too bad.
i'm not quite sure what the diff. is between the 3.0 GHz quad and 8 core... they are 3.0GHz total or each chip, i don't understand
Still no decent graphics options. I want to buy a Mac Pro this year, but I am not willing to buy without an NVidia 8800 (or 8900 if we have to wait that long) series card. And I'm not willing to pay for the workstation class card either
Each core is 3GHz. which means a total of 24Ghz per processor...although it doesn't work quite like that - explaining it more is probably another thread...and probably for someone that understands it better than I do
They dropped them to $599
Agreed, price drops and/or spec. upgrades would be welcomed.
The Apple Mactopus!!!!
The way I understand it
2 x 3.0 Dual Core option is 2 chips in the machine, both chips having 2 cores = total 4 cores.
2 x 3.0 Quad Core option is 2 chips again, only each chip has 4 cores = total 8 cores
each chip runs at 3.0Ghz
4 cores in each processor - 8 in total....
4*2=8 cores (you edited your post ) It makes a much stronger statement to say 8 cores instead of 2 quad-core