Just wondering what the new Mac Pro clock speeds would be?
Any chance that the MP will allow for the version 2 of the E5-2687W? Sorry if, stupid question :3
We'll I could say that it is unlikely Apple would go back to selling dual CPU systems with really high TDP processors as they stopped doing that back with the 09 models. We've really no clue what size, cooling or components they will use though. If they offer a system using dual E5-2600 V2 Xeons then there should be no reason you couldn't upgrade it yourself.
Hi, you wrote:
"If they offer a system using dual E5-2600 V2 Xeons then there should be no reason you couldn't upgrade it yourself."
Thats a BIG IF... considering Apple's direction is making Macs much harder to expand and that Apple does not want anyone to expand or upgrade, this might be the reality we will be faced with once we see what they bring about on Monday.
If it does come true that the new Mac Pro is to be a hybrid of the mac mini or even iMac, I am out and will just keep what i have because i need multiple drive bays as i have lots of videos i do on a constant basis. Plus, i use my Mac Pro to host my files and printer for all my machines. Hard drive space internally with bays is ESSENTIAL for me and i hope the new machine will offer such expandability, but i fear given their direction for building these new machines with limited to no internal expansion, this may be the case.. In that case.. RIP Mac Pro(2006-2012).
I hope to GOD I am wrong.
Well they aren't going to solder two E5-2600V2s to a board, so they have to be serviceable.
Oh, in that case if Apple decides to keep the processors SOLDERED to the board, there is no way to upgrade them which will force us into buying logic boards with faster processors. I can see this is going to be a hassle. At least on my 6-core if I decided to get the w3690 before September, I can just drop that in.. but with the new Mac Pros or whatever machine its to be in order to go from one processor to another will most likely require a whole new logic board, as Apple soldered the processors on the board - ELIMINATING PROCESSOR UPGRADING fully.
Again, I hope I am wrong.