Six Cores...E7450

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  1. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

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  2. AZREOSpecialist macrumors 68000

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    This CPU was introduced in Q3 2008 per Intel marketing information, so it's not as new as those used in the Mac Pro. Just because it's 6-core doesn't mean it's newer, as Intel has many types of Xeon variants for server applications. You'll note that this CPU retails for over $2,000 per chip in 1k quantities! :)
     
  3. gugucom macrumors 68020

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    Mac Pro used LGA771 until 2008. Nehalem switched to the LGA1366 socket. So the answer is NO. The new QPI CPUs have a lot more contacts. So it looks like old tech.
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Socket 604 is an older Xeon socket for quad processor sysems. Not core but processor. I don't see how much you can enjoy 24-cores.
     
  5. Major Reeves macrumors regular

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  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Won't work.

    The only possibility for additional cores per CPU, is the Gulftown (6 cores). But Apple won't release the firmware update (added microcode for the new parts) needed to make it work, or they'd lose sales on the next revision. And I wouldn't expect it to work without the updates to the firmware.
     
  7. 300D macrumors 65816

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    I could absolutely enjoy 24 cores, its the $8,000 cost of the processors alone that I wouldn't enjoy!
     

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