is this a 4 core or 8 core

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  1. OldStyleBob macrumors newbie

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    Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors
    2GB (2 x 1GB) of 800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM
    320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive
    16x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB (two dual-link DVI ports)

    this is listed as a quad-core on the website but isnt this an 8-core?

    Thanks!
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    2x4 = 8.

    You are right. Maybe a mistake? proceed with caution.
     
  3. OldStyleBob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, the funny part is this comes from the apple site on a refurbed MP!
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    I think I just saw the posting. The refurbs have that sometimes, I don't believe that it is "missing" a processor or anything, just the title doesn't use the 8-core marketing ploy :)
     
  5. martinlk macrumors member

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    Well, technically speaking it's not an 8-core, it's a dual quad-core. There's a difference.
     
  6. iShater macrumors 604

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    That's what I was referring to in my "marketing" comment above. On the refurb page, Apple lists the higher-end MP has an 8-core.
     
  7. apple2E macrumors regular

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    That's the 8 Core. I picked one up about 2 weeks ago. Grab ram and HDD aftermarket and you're golden.
     

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