October Event? New Mac Pros?

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  1. theapplefreak macrumors regular

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    So the new imac refresh is apparently, according to rumors, will be soon.
    Sort of obvious now that Apple might have an event in October.

    Any change there'll be a at least a minor refresh of the Mac Pro? Possibly a spec bump or if not, lowering the price?

    Just wondered.

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  2. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    Is there a newer generation chip to stick in em? The next new one will be using the Sandy Bridge chip with AVX (I will upgrade my 06 box then)
     
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  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    It would be highly unlikely. Apple doesn't have a lot of history as of late to making mid run changes to their models in the MP lineup. Perhaps if a new graphic card came out, then they could offer that.

    But don't expect any new CPU clocks, and certainly no price decreases.

    The next update will be a new line using the 56xx parts (Gulftown).

    If you mean they would offer 5590's, don't bet on it. Not much else they could offer either. Perhaps an HDD size increase. An SSD option doesn't seem to be in the works, and there's no other graphics cards to offer (that Apple is directly involved in).

    Sad, but realistic. :(
     
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    Apple also rarely updates multiple product lines at once. If the iMac is getting an update in October as is rumoured, then at best the Mac Pro won't be until November.
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    I don't even think of MP's in those terms, as they seem to be content with only changing the systems when new CPU's release.
     
  7. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Humm, who was right? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    They still don't offer 5590's!
     
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    News?
    I just took a quick look at the US Apple store and can't see a processor update in the octad Pro, which would have been a 5590. The only updates is a 3.33GHz Quad (which is no 5590) and 2TB drives.

    Anyway, yes they made a slight update, but my calendar says December. ;)
     
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  12. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    This is shear desparation. The Quad must have been taking it in the teeth for Apple to put in an unscheduled speed bump three month ahead of Gulftown.
     
  13. thagomizer macrumors 6502

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    The chip in the new model is a Xeon W3580, not Xeon W5590. It's only for the single-socket Mac Pro.
     
  14. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    No, we didn't.

    They only offer a 3.33GHz part on the Quad (W3580). NOT the Octad, as it's still stuck to 2.93GHz (X5570) as the top end part. So the W5590 = NO.

    There's a notable difference in the SP and DP parts for the same clock speeds in terms of cost, and then you add a second at full price. That means a DP system using W3590's would add $2201 (derived from publicized quantity pricing), and that's before adding the margin (~36%, so another ~$792USD). So just under $3k just for a parts swap under Apple's margins. Given the base is $3299USD, that's more than $6k before a single option (base model).

    Intel charges handsomely for the DP parts, and it's passed on with Apple's profit on top.
     
  15. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Quite a bit longer than that.
     
  16. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Wonna loose another bet? Next update is Q1 2010. Likely February perhaps March. So its max. four months probably three.
     
  17. 300D macrumors 65816

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    Sure, I haven't lost one yet! :)
     
  18. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    No GPU upgrades either.

    Knowing Apple, they'll offer the 4890 in January now that the 5870 is out. :rolleyes:

    I submitted Mac Pro feedback to Apple, recommending to them that they include the ATI Radeon HD 5870 in the next update, and to offer it as a standalone card in the online store, without the associated Apple tax applied to it.
     
  19. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    How about the October event? I thought you were convinced they would bring a general speed bump then.

    My money is on Gulftown out in February, March latest. What is your thinking?
     
  20. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Are you crazy?
    Mr. Apple still drives is old SL55. Without this extra Tax he will never be able to afford a new SL63... :p

    Honestly, that's a demand everyone shares, but I don't see that happen.
    RAM, HDD and especially graphic updates have always been unreasonable expensive.
     
  21. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    What are you smoking to think this, when the W5590, which is what the discussion was about, is NOT availabe in the Octad systems?
     
  22. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Whatever is being passed around in this thread must be good... I want some... It's got people thinking they can influence Apple and that they are suddenly using dual QPI procs in single socket systems! :p :D :eek:
     
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  24. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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    I just farted while using my Mac Pro, I'm just going to throw that out there.

    My bad
     
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    :eek: ROFLMAO :D
     

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