Apple to Skip Penryn and X38 Chipset and go QX9770 with X48 Chipset?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by scorp888, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. scorp888 macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2007

    SO intel have "paper" release a newer processor than Penryn.

    Key thing to note is this part from the article.

    So Apple may be skipping the X38 and going X48 with a FSB of 1600?

    Would be nice and would put them in a January timeframe.. for release.

    Shame no speed bump now..

    Would be nice if they dropped the two bottom options

    Two 2.0 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    Two 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon [+ £190.00]
    Two 3.00 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon [+ £699.99]
    Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon [+ £1,150.00]

    And went with the base model being the 3.0 Dual core. and the top model being the 3.0GZ quad.

    Leaving the new 3.2's as the next higher ends to slot in above.

    of course a new gpu would be nice as well (come on apple you know you want to..and before christmas!!!
  2. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    You are way off man. 3.0 Dual for the base. Ha! Have you been paying attention? The Harpertown Xeons match the price of the Woodcrest while offering double the cores. The entire Mac Pro line will be octo-core, unless they offer a low-end quad model.

    These X38 and X48 boards are not made for Xeons. They don't even hold two cpus. We are looking at the Stoakley Seaburg motherboard for the next Mac Pro.

    Basically you are looking at the wrong hardware.
  3. scorp888 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2007


    In this thread..

    look for Intel X38 by Mid-September

    Stoakely Seaburg IS AN X38 Motherboard. it's just the dual cpu varient.

    What most people couldn't talk about was the 45 fab chips on them.

    However, X38 = 1333MHz FSB
    X48 = 1666MHZ FSB.

    Plus X48 not compatible with current hardware pin outs etc..

    New new gpu, and X48 Stoakley variant should be available Q12008 i.e MAcworld timetable..
  4. suneohair macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2006
    Stoakley may be based on X38. But what is your point? They are still in two different classes. There is more to it than it being a "dual cpu variant." Considering Xeons are 771 pin and Core 2 X38s are 775 pin.

    Further, Seaburg boards are 1600 FSB, like the 45nm Harpertowns.

    You can't just slap X48 on Stoakley and expect us to accept it as possible or correct. If you really think it is going to happen please provide a source. The release of an extreme chipset for a new CPU does not suggest that we will be seeing this for Xeons anytime soon. There is no suggestion of Xeon in the linked article. An X48 may be ready in Q1 08, but for this magic CPU Intel has in the wings, not for Xeons.
  5. Topper macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2007
    The QX9770 is a Core 2 Extreme Yorkfield desktop processor.
    The Mac Pro uses workstation processors.
    The Mac Pro does not and will not be using desktop processors.

    The QX9770 will be an excellent desktop processor for PC gaming.
    But it will not be in the Mac Pro.

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