Quad Conroe vs. Quad Woodcrest?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macpro06, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. macpro06 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2006
    I love new technology and my new MacPro is sending tomorrow FINALLY! However, I think Conroe will be releasing there quad versions in MacPro(my guess next year) but when and how much faster will it be than Quad Woodcrest? Should i return the Woodcrest MacPro and wait for the Quad Conroe MacPro or will the 2 chips be comparible??
    I know new advancements will always be coming but i want to make the right purchase in the right moment so i dont have to worry about purchasing another computer again for awhile, because Intel and AMD are in their battle for the fastes technology FINALLY! any help i appreciate THANKS!
  2. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop

    I guess it's really urgent as you posted twice.

    My reaction is "woah dude!" you got a great machine, and when there is an advancement (likely to stay in the Xeon family) just drop the chip replacement in.

    Enjoy your machine!
  3. Chone macrumors 65816


    Aug 11, 2006
    Conroe is not going to be on a Mac Pro, ever. All we are going to see is Xeon and even if they did put a Quad Core Conroe system in there... it would still be slightly slower than Quad Woodcrest.

    Just like the difference between Merom and Conroe, the difference between Woodcrest and Conroe is just the FSB and features (like FB-DIMMs and Multiproc) so there.
  4. milozauckerman macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2005
    My head hurts.
  5. EvilMonk macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2006
    Montreal, Canada
    Conroe cant work in Dual processor setup;)
  6. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Or even quad ;)

    Next stop Kenstfield. Then ask again.


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