I have a Qyestion about current processor's in iMac

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  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    So i have being looking on this forums and Apple's website trying to figure out which Intel Chips are in the iMac's. According to a thread on here, they are still using the Santa Rosa chips, I thought there are fairly old :confused:. Then it says the Cstom iMac ( the Top end of the line one, 3.06ghz), says that it is more like a Montevia chip.

    Could somebody please ecplaing which chips are in both 24" models... I thought they were Penryn. Snow leopard is focusing on Mac OS X, using multi cores, since the iMac us Core 2 Duo, is this classes as multi core, if not, will Snow Leopard still take full advantage of it, optimizing it to perform even better.

    Thanks

    NStocks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It's Penryn on the Santa Rosa chipset that's been modified to give them Montevina chipset speeds.
     
  3. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    It is safe to say all multi-core Intel macs will be given a speed boost as Snow Leopard brings better optimisation in general, across the entire range.

    Tallest Skil is spot on, it is modified to Montevina spec.
     
  4. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Both Santa Rosa and Montevina use 45nm Penryn CPUs. Intel was scheduled to release a new series of CPUs that used 1066MHz FSBs, including a 3.06GHz model (the X9100) with the launch of Montevina, which also supports 1066MHz FSBs.

    Apple, working with Intel, was able to secure a supply of Santa Rosa motherboards that support 1066MHz FSBs. I'm not sure if they secured the new Penryns earlier, or are using existing Penryns and just overclocking them.
     
  5. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Has'nt the 3.06ghz processor got the 1066MHz FSBs. It is safe to say this iMac will take full advantege of snow leopard in terms of Apple making it to work with the current generation and the future generations?

    Apart from speeds if the processors is there any difference between both 24" iMac's?

    NStocks
     

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