Mac Pro 2010 duals differences

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  1. cube macrumors G5

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    Are there any differences between the different dual configurations besides the chip themselves? (motherboard, heatsinks, etc.)
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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  3. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    Where are the exact differences among the duals?
     
  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    There are 8 slots on the dual socket models, but only 4 on the single socket models. Also, the heatsinks are different, its not like the singles are just missing one.
     
  5. eponym macrumors 6502

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    Um, I think he/she was asking if there's differences between the different duals themselves. Not dual versus single CPU.

    i.e. 8-core vs 12-core
     
  6. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    The backplane board is the same, but the CPU/memory riser cards are not. Single-CPU versions have a single CPU socket and 4 DIMM sockets. Dual-CPU versions have two CPU sockets and 8 DIMM sockets.
     
  7. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    Exactly. I am asking about the differences among the duals, not versus single-socket.
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    I doubt there is anything official or confirmed as of yet but I personally doubt there is any difference. It would be too big hassle to use different parts for 8-core and 12-core while both can be made by using the same parts. We have to wait till further information. Both, 8 and 12-core even use the same B1 stepping so they will use the same EFI as well.
     

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