Need someone who knows CPUs

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Loa, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    #1
    Hello,

    Simple question: is the w3690 the end of the line for single CPUs '09 or '10 MP, or is Intel going to produce more powerful versions in the same family?

    Thanks!

    Loa
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    I do believe they are done with LGA1366 socket and X58. Decommissioning soon.
    I saw an i7-995x @3.6GHz but never materialized and never a Xeon variant.
     
  3. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    #3
    Hello,

    Thanks for the quick reply. As I'm still very allergic to Lions, I'm looking to the future of my 10.6.x-able '09 Mac Pro. Going from a 2.66 quad to a 3.33 hex should be a very significant boost that would allow me to keep this mac for a long while still.

    Thanks

    Loa
     
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    I would not bother with the W3690 as it is $400.00 more for 133MHz clock bump and the tests I have seen net it even lower in real world. Feels more like 33-66MHz. I mean prices may drop but...
     

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