Intel Ivy Bridge-E spotted. 10 Core 20 Threads

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Amethyst, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Amethyst, Jan 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012

    Amethyst macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    Looking for the day after tommorow Mac Pro.

    20 core 40 threads Mac Pro.

    Bad news, very bad news - Intel will launch Xeon E5 at CeBit 2012. (6 March).
    That is another 2 month for 2012 Mac pro waiters.

  2. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
  3. wallysb01 macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2011
  4. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Mac Pro Xeon CPU's always come out before the PC side gets them.
    If PC's get them in March Apple will have them in February.
  5. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
    The 2012 Mac Pro going to have Sandy Bridge-E... not ivy bridge.

    the Mac Pro has got early access to xeon CPU only 1 time afaik.
  6. goMac macrumors 604

    Apr 15, 2004
    This processor is the sort of reason Apple needs to keep the Mac Pro around.

    The Macbook Pro as a replacement for a 10 core machine? Lol.
  7. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Xeon 51xx release date: June 26, 2006
    Mac Pro 1,1 release date: August 7, 2006

    Xeon 53xx release date: November 14, 2006
    Mac Pro 2,1 release date: April 4, 2007

    Xeon 54xx release date: November 11, 2007
    Mac Pro 3,1 release date: January 8, 2008

    Xeon 35xx and 55xx release date: March 30, 2009
    Mac Pro 4,1 release date: March 3, 2009

    Xeon 36xx and 56xx release date: March 16, 2010
    Mac Pro 5,1 release date: July 27, 2010
  8. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Hey! One out of five ain't bad :p
  9. wallysb01, Jan 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012

    wallysb01 macrumors 65816

    Jun 30, 2011
    Sure, but the average is still roughly 3 months after the release. Hopefully since the refresh time has been so slow it will be on the faster side this go 'round.
  10. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Intel was manufacturing their boards for the 2006 -2008 systems, so they gave Apple preferential treatment in terms of pricing and availability dates (more money in board manufacturing than in the chips :eek:).

    In 2009 however, this changed. I suspect the contract dates were different between CPU's and boards, and Apple took advantage of that while saving money per system by using Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision) to manufacture the boards for the 2009/10 systems.

    So when the current chips came out (Westmere based Xeons used in the 2010 models), they no longer had early access to CPU supplies. And it's likely this will continue to be the case as there's no indication Apple is going to cut ties with Foxconn and shift back to Intel.

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