Intel to launch new CPUs soon...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by VirtualRain, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    Link: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20100701PD209.html

    Not sure what this means, if anything, for those waiting on an update to the MP.
     
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Only the 970 is of any relevance and if the price is correct indicates that there will be no cheap 6 cores any time soon and that the W3500 processors are still very much the current line.

    edit: missed the 950 is dropping to $294, which is the price of the W3530. I don't really see Apple having waited for this though.
     
  3. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Prices dropping certainly have no relevance for Apple; just look at the unchanged price for 15+ months on the current Mac Pro. I think Intel's announcement is more for the Dells, HPs, and Lenovos of the computer world.
     
  4. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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    Before now, has there been a price drop on the Nehalem Xeon CPU's used in the 2009 Mac Pro's? I thought they've remained pretty static.
     
  5. sotiredofsoup macrumors member

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    This is great news! I'll have to wait a little longer to complete my HackPro, but maybe by then my rebates will come in from my NewEgg purchases and I can pull the trigger on the i7-950 for the same price I would have bought the 930 for later this month! Thanks for the heads up! :D
     

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