New Mac Pro with 12 cores soon! :)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adamfilip, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Except that Dunnington is pin-compatible with Tigerton, which the Mac Pro does not use.
     
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    you are also assuming that they will use two of them which may not be the case
     
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    i saw a video interview with a guy in on intel factory floor talking about intel chips and he said something like "We're already making chips with 2 and 4 cores and soon we'll be making them with 8..."

    16 core mac pro by 2010 anyone?
     
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    They won't use that. 4 cores on a single die (monolithic) plus more efficient memory control is better than just more cores.

    January 2009 + Nehalem + Mac Pro = Sold.
     
  5. adamfilip thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This new chip is suppose to be pin compatible with Tigerton
    and Tigerton comes in a 771 socket config
    and I believe thats what the Current Mac Pro uses.. 771
     
  6. revisionA macrumors 6502

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    So last thursday's purchase will be top of the line for like another 7 or 8 months at least... sweet.
     
  7. big dainjerus macrumors regular

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    Whatever judging by how this release is going it will take apple about a year to iron out all the nehalem kinks
     
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  9. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    I just realized, this is actually terrible news! If the super high end server chips aren't being produced with 4 cores on ONE die, then what are the odds that the quad core chips the the Pro will use will be "true" quad core?

    With any luck it's just the super high end?
     
  10. TheThirdMan macrumors regular

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    Intel have already previewed an 80 core CPU so why isnt anyone going "OMG WTFBBQ, 80 CORES IN TEH MAC PRU, WTF, FUTURE PROOF!"

    Some people'll never be happy.
     
  11. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    because they said it would never be mass produced.
     
  12. TheThirdMan macrumors regular

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    They hope to produce such a chip by 2010 apparently, though its going to be used in high end servers like the Niagara and Cell chips.

    Anyone with an 8 core mac pro will have an awesome computer for years. The dual 1.8ghz G5s are still really good computers and are similar to low to mid range workstations that are available now.
     
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    Indeed but Tigerton uses the Clarksboro chipset and not Stoakley as the current Mac Pro uses.

    The point with Tigerton is that you are not limited to two processors but can have up to 32 processors (128 cores) if given enough space and cooling.
     

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