New XServe more expensive + delay

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Grimace, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    Hi all, I just heard from one of my contacts in Apple SB that the new Nehalem XServe will be more expensive than the current offerings, and won't be out until a few weeks before WWDC.

    I know this isn't surprising/shocking news given the upped price (per processor) of the mac pro, but it may be useful info for anyone who is in the market for an XServe right now.

    Cheers.
     
  2. MentalFabric macrumors 6502

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    Any track record of rumours from this source? :p

    I'm in the market for an xserve, so thanks!
     
  3. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    If Apple wants to keep the 80 W TDP of the current Xserve CPUs, then the highest Nehalem clock speed that can be used is 2.53 GHz. That is cheaper than the current top-of-the line 3.0 GHz ($744 vs. $1022), so there's something else going on if there's a price increase. A switch from one Xeon ($797 2.8 GHz) to two ($746 total for 2.27 GHz) in the base configuration only gives similar prices though…
     
  4. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Who knows...maybe larger hard drives included, maybe more RAM. Apple is always creative with upping the prices a bit and including more value! :p All I heard was a slightly higher price. I would be delighted to be wrong!
     
  5. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    I'm also definitely thinking more RAM (3/6 GB) and a larger HD. Improved GPUs are also a given.

    But since the 10,000 (or was it 15,000?) RPM HDs and other options have disappeared from the new Mac Pro, does that mean that we'll see options removed from the upcoming Xserve?
     
  6. Grimace thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Great point, and one that I was thinking about too. SAS may be a little more of a priority for XServes, so I'm hoping that they stay in.

    And on a nit-picky note, I don't think there will be much of a GPU change. Maybe something different, but the standard GPU is a 64MB card with VGA out -- it isn't a priority for most so I wouldn't expect it to change much.
     
  7. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Oh yeah forgot about that.
     

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