How bad can this rumour reporting get?

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    This bad

    3.2 GHz Sandy Bridge Xeon Quad Core, eh? Oh wait, it does not exist. Never mind a 2.4 GHz 6 core suitable for dual CPU use. Unless I've gone blind due to all the vodka I've been drinking recently.

    A Radeon 5770? Sure, Apple does not always use the latest and fastest cards, but using a 3 year old card that's already in the current 2 year old Mac Pro would be a new low.
     
  2. Blue Sun macrumors 6502a

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    They are either some serious typos, or they know nothing like the rest of us.
     
  3. Amethyst macrumors 6502

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    9to5mac Next news!!

    Tomorrow, Emma Watson will married @Amethystxx.
     
  4. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

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    They've basically made so many rumours about this possible refresh that they're bound to get at least one thing right, unless there is no refresh at all this week. Then, when they get one thing right, there will be a lot of celebration and patting themselves on the back.
     
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    Those " reliable sources" appear to be unreliable:
    1) http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon E5-1650.html is 6 core Xeon; whereas http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i7/Intel-Core i7-3930K.html is 6 core non-xeon i7;
    2) http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Xeon/Intel-Xeon E5-2665.html is an 8-core - 2 of which would yield a 16-core.
    Thus, that vodka isn't that potent. Working at 9to5 what a way to make a living?
     
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    There is no way the 2.4 8 core would be in the entry level dual CPU model at such a cheap point since it costs about $1440 (for one)

    Edit: I see this junk has now been regurgitated on the front page of Macrumors too, without any attempts to point out the clearly wrong specs.

    *facepalm*
     
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    Agreed. It would definitely not be the entry level given the cost of the CPUs [unless (and remember that you read it here first - take that 9to5) the U.S. House of Representative has voted to repealed the Apple tax]-> more likely the top of the line if all these new rumors have any validity. Time will shortly tell.

    2nd thought: How about a single 2665 - 8 core configuration for the entry level? Would that be bad?
     
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    :D This would mean that politicians started hating money? Not going to happen.

    The entry-level dual CPU is most likely to be the 2.3 6 core E5-2630. (around $612 a pop)
     
  9. tony3d macrumors 6502

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    This really makes me question whether or not this refresh is coming at all!
     
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    Congratulations. When's the wedding? :D
     
  11. Mister Bumbo macrumors 6502

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    Processors aside, why would the 2012 Mac Pro's have the same graphics cards as the 2010 ones? Seems ridiculous.
     
  12. Amethyst macrumors 6502

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    Tomorrow 10.00 am pacific. According 9to5mac. :D
     
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    Cause Apple doesn't want to ruin its reputation for video card selection. But keeping it real - lately, latest don't mean greatest.
     
  14. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

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    I don't think it would be "bad", but I think it would be too expensive to include in a $2499 computer.
     
  15. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

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    5770 as an entry level card ? Doesn't say/mean anything for BTO options.
     
  16. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    This is why it's not really worth discussing this ****. Rumour sites don't seem to lose credibility for bad reporting and too many fools are ready to jump in and defend them as they see it as an attack on Apple when you say the stuff is nonsense.

    Anyone who has spent time on here could have seen what the new Mac Pros will be like and when they would come, so while it may be annoying I guess more fool anyone who believes it.
     
  17. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

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    Thanks for chiming in. There is something that I've not considered. There is an E3 3.2 Quad Core (both Sandy Bridge - April 2011 and Ivy Bridge - recently). What are the chances that Apple decided to use this for the single CPU configuration? My take on it is zero, since the performance increase over the 2010 would be very little.

    There is also a 6 core 2.4, but it's the 46## series (4610) and it costs $1219. I cannot fathom why Apple would use a CPU designed for 4 processor machines in a dual CPU and I cannot see a $1219 processor x 2 being in the entry level dual Mac Pro.

    But I am happy to be corrected.
     
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    Nah, you were right to call it out in the news thread. It makes no sense for Apple to use those processors. 9to5 being wrong is far more likely.
     
  19. revilate macrumors member

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    This is pretty much the only thing i'm watching for on the new Mac Pros... if this isn't upgraded, I suppose I'm out of luck big time... :( Hopefully it's just a misinformed rumor. We'll see in a few hours!
     
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    They know nothing!
     
  21. theSeb thread starter macrumors 604

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    There is another thing that I've completely forgotten about...

    The E5 - 24## series

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    Specifically the E5-2440

    This is getting more and more complicated.
     
  22. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    The Radeon 5770 and 6GB of RAM on the quad core should say it all - that they are wrong. Are those specs technically possible? Yeah. Are they likely or do they make sense? Nope. Apple have used current graphics cards, minimal memory and workstation processors since 2006, I don't see that changing.
     
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    What's your take on 24## vs 26## anyway?
     
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    I don't expect the base 2012 Mac Pro to WOW many, given that I have no doubt that Apple has been seriously considering EOLing the Mac Pro. I suspect that their reasoning is along the lines that they need to make a larger profit from each unit given the level of sales to justify continuation of this line. How this is revealed by what they announce today is anyone's guess. But I wouldn't hold my breath for more for less. Dell and HP are pricing their WOW systems sky high.
     
  25. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    In Apple using them? E5-2400 is for servers. For $100-$150 you get faster processors, more memory channels, more PCI-E support with E5-2600.
     

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