Imac - when they are likely to upgrade to quad core?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by h2009, May 19, 2008.

  1. h2009 macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Same as title,
    Is it going to happen any time soon?
  2. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    It'll happen when quad-core mobile chips hit mainstream.
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

    Sep 27, 2004
    Knoxville, TN (USA)
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    The newest mobile chip from intel looks promising, but I don't really know when we will see it. Maybe in the next revision of the iMac.
  4. Bubba Satori Suspended

    Bubba Satori

    Feb 15, 2008
    When the mobile quad core parts come out. End of this year, maybe.
  5. h2009 thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2007
    Is it worth the wait do you think?
    Im selling my pc off, and was going to get a top Imac, but i'd hate to spend £1400 right now and a few months later, quads are out.
    I guess i could always 'live out of' my MBP + external HDD's, but that badly needs a format.

    This is my pc's spec (about 1 month old now):
    E8400 @ 3.6 - 8GB OCZ DDR2 PC6400 Reaper HPC
    Asus Maximus Formula - 2x 3870 XT Extreme Crossfire
    BFG Ageia PhysX - 4x 500GB Seagate HDD -
    Gigabyte ODIN GT 800W PSU - Zalman HD160+
  6. Dustman macrumors 65816


    Apr 17, 2007
    That's one hell of a rig. What makes you want to sell it? The iMac would be quite a bit of a downgrade in your case.
  7. marcg007 macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2003
    Boston area
    They just updated the iMacs last week...

    so you are going to be waiting anywhere from 7 to 14 months minimum. I would suggest getting the top line model that just came out. If you decide to wait for the next release, it's not going to be next week or next month and certainly not at WWDC. Good luck.:)

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