Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cmaier, May 19, 2009.

  1. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    This is for the 7000 series Xeon chips, which are not used in any current Mac computers. This is not really relevant to any current Mac line, so don't get your hopes up for any upgrades to the MP/Xserve using these chips.
  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    I wonder if Apple will ever use them? Could be a good choice for the Xserve line.
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I don't think Apple will go beyond dual sockets.
  4. polaris20 macrumors 68020

    Jul 13, 2008
    Man, I wish I could get this chip in a single socket for servers. 8 cores, single socket would mean greater performance while keeping licensing fees down for ESX and associated 3rd party apps. :D
  5. Tesselator macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    Umm, this doesn't sound right. Are you sure? The 7000 series or "Dunnington" architecture is different than the "Nehalem-EX" architecture. It even kinda sounds like the Nehalem-EX chips may be drop-in replacements (socket compatible) with the current 5600 series Apple in using in their octads. Maybe these new chips will be 5700 or 5800 or something?

    16 physical cores would be welcome to 3D artists and maybe some video people as well. We only need two sockets for now tho - let those who need more cores buy multiple machines. :) Although if Apple did offer 32 or 64 physical cores for five or six thousand bucks I would be one who would buy it. :D

  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    These are the Beckton chips, and will likely be listed as 75xx parts, given Intel's recent history from codename to P/N's for a series. Unfortunately, they use an LGA 1567 socket, and are in no way a drop in fit in any existing computer. :(
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    I know. ;) :p

    Then there's the price... :eek: :D

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