Intel Ivy Bridge-E spotted. 10 Core 20 Threads

Amethyst

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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.

 
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Cindori

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

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.
no..?
the Mac Pro has got early access to xeon CPU only 1 time afaik.
 

goMac

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Apr 15, 2004
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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.
 

Hellhammer

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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.
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
 

Peace

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Space--The ONLY Frontier
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
Hey! One out of five ain't bad :p
 

wallysb01

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Hey! One out of five ain't bad :p
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.
 
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nanofrog

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Hey! One out of five ain't bad :p
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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