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Digitimes claims that Intel will be introducing their first Quad-core CPUs in the first quarter of 2007.

The Quad core chip is codenamed "Kentsfield". They also report that Intel's dual-core Conroe chip which is speculated to make its way into Apple PowerMacs (Mac Pros?) this fall will be introduced in September of this year.
 

~Shard~

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Josh396 said:
I wonder if they'll used dual processors in the high end Powermac or xserves.

You mean dual quad-cores? That would be sweet... Although they may just focus on Cloverton instead of Kentsfield when considering a situation like that. :cool:
 

boncellis

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Forgive me for not keeping track of all the new Intel intel, but isn't Conroe 64 bit? Does this suggest anything for the prospect of 64 bit applications or even a 64 bit OS?
 

longofest

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Sadly I point out this is *the* most unreliable source ever. Digitimes.

YUP. However, it is merely a re-hash of old info, so it is probably accurate (but not because Digitimes said it, but rather because other people said it first).
 

Kingsly

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Me too, when I turn that puppy on I want my house lights to dim!
Yes! This will further accent the awesome power of the, dare I say it, "MacPro Octo":eek: :D
2x Intel Core Quad running at 4ghz each core
500GB (upgradable to 1TB) HDD connected via internal Fibre Channel
4x ATI X2800 GPU's (each capible of processing 8 trillion triangles per second) with 1GB VRAM each
PCIi (PCI insane) up to 8gbps data transfer rates
4ghz FSB
1GB L2 cache per core
8GB 1ghz DDR3 SDRAM (PC2-9000) expandable to 16GB
$4999

Purchase with the all new Integrated sensing Apple Cinema display (30" or 42") and save $999

*Warning* MacPro Octo requires 240VAC 14kW. Please contact your local electricity provider for more information about installing a dedicated power line. If you wish, you can purchase a Tabletop Nuclear Fusion device for an additional $499
 

iGary

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Kingsly said:
Yes! This will further accent the awesome power of the, dare I say it, "MacPro Octo":eek: :D
2x Intel Core Quad running at 4ghz each core
500GB (upgradable to 1TB) HDD connected via internal Fibre Channel
4x ATI X2800 GPU's (each capible of processing 8 trillion triangles per second) with 1GB VRAM each
PCIi (PCI insane) up to 8gbps data transfer rates
4ghz FSB
1GB L2 cache per core
8GB 1ghz DDR3 SDRAM (PC2-9000) expandable to 16GB
$4999

Purchase with the all new Integrated sensing Apple Cinema display (30" or 42") and save $999

*Warning* MacPro Octo requires 240VAC 14kW. Please contact your local electricity provider for more information.

Geez, don't you now anything - it will most definitely have Intel integrated graphics. :eek: :p
 

andrew050703

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Kingsly said:
2x Intel Core Quad running at 4ghz each core
500GB (upgradable to 1TB) HDD connected via internal Fibre Channel
4x ATI X2800 GPU's (each capible of processing 8 trillion triangles per second) with 1GB VRAM each
PCIi (PCI insane) up to 8gbps data transfer rates
4ghz FSB
1GB L2 cache per core
8GB 1ghz DDR3 SDRAM (PC2-9000) expandable to 16GB
$4999

Purchase with the all new Integrated sensing Apple Cinema display (30" or 42") and save $999

right, i want one. just need to hijack the thread a bit - got to work out my strategy for convincing my wife that we 'need' one in Q2 2007. At the moment I have my signature computers, which are fine, but:

1. I don't want the PC any longer than necessary - it got me through uni, but i'm starting a PhD in October so will have more money. My wife'll also start a nursing job, so money will be less of an issue.

2. I only just managed to get the mbp - my brother died and left an inheritance for me & my other brother.

3. my wife wasn't sold on the mbp, but now we have it, she's on it all the time. don't thinks that'll be the case for a £3500-4000 system though.

Any experience, hints or tips would be very much appreciated
 

BlueRevolution

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I think it should be called Macintosh Octavius, Mac Oc for short.

it wouldn't ship with multiple of any graphics card... BTO maybe. and if it comes with 8 GB RAM standard (I predict 4 GB) it would be expandible to more like 64 GB. what would we do without 64 bit procs, eh?

edit: it is gonna be 64 bit isn't it?
 
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