Quad core iMac coming soon?

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  1. shamino macrumors 68040

    shamino

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    A recent advertising circular for Micro Center showed that they are now selling boxed processors for Intel's Core 2 Quad chip at 2.4 and 2.66GHz.

    Given the fact that these are available for retail sale, I find it noteworthy that Apple's only quad-core system is the 8-core mac pro (based on Xeons). Given Apple's recent history of putting the latest Core-series chip in the iMac, it seems to me that these Core 2 Quads may soon find themselves in a new iMac model - possibly among the MacWorld announcements, but also possibly a week or so later (which is also not without precedent.)

    I think it will be much less likely that these chips will find their way into laptops (for heat/battery reasons) or the mini (for cost reasons), but it sounds like a logical upgrade to the iMac.

    I haven't heard any rumors to this effect, but this wouldn't be the first time Apple release products without a rumor. ;)

    If a Core 2 Quad iMac ships in January, just remember you heard it here first :D.
     
  2. zioxide macrumors 603

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    The iMac doesn't use a desktop processor, it uses a mobile processor. I don't think mobile quad cores are coming out any time soon.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Mobile quads aren't coming any time soon to an iMac. they are just too hot. apple never puts the best in the iMacs now so why would they do it when quad comes out.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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