enhanced Xeon for two-way use

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by ddtlm, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. ddtlm macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2001
    Everyone here knows how the intense AMD/Intel competition following the release of the Athlon made life more difficult for Apple. There has been some discussion about this sort of thing happening again because of the Opteron/Athlon 64, this time effecting the G5. Well apparently Intel has today responded to the Opteron by releasing more powerful Xeons for two processor (workstation) use, which differ from the older Xeon DP's by adding 1MB of L3 on die. According the SPEC scores, this allows Intel to play their usual game of staying just one step ahead of Opteron.

    Here's an Aceshardware discussion:

    So it begins.
  2. MacCoaster macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2002
    Washington, DC / Rochester, NY / Lexington, NC
    Re: enhanced Xeon for two-way use

    Indeed, the war among the giants: IBM, Intel and AMD.

    I've said it before, 2003 would be (and is already) an interesting year, after all!
  3. ddtlm thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2001
    :) Yeah, should be interesting. Those 2.5ghz G5's had better be ready in the first few months of 2004.

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