W Series Intel CPU in new MP

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  1. ggg05a macrumors regular

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    Does anyone have a clue as to why Apple did not offer the W series Nehelam processors in their current flavor of the MP? They are 130w v 95w of the E series (2.93GHz).

    I was thinking it could have been a heat issue . . . any other ideas?

    --Garrett
     
  2. Abidubi macrumors 6502

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    The 4 core single processors ARE the W series.
     
  3. macman21 macrumors newbie

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  4. ggg05a thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ahh I see. Single core MP have the same HS/F as the dual cores?

    --Garrett
     
  5. Abidubi macrumors 6502

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    If you mean "heatsink/fan"... then yes and no. The quads have a bigger heat sink because there is more space, but they have a fan just like the octos. And there is no dual core, only quad or octo.
     
  6. Outsider macrumors regular

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    I don't think the W5580 is out yet. When it is, Apple may offer it as an option.
     
  7. k2director macrumors regular

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    Just curious: why would Apple want to use a chip that uses more power (130W) rather than less (95W)? Isn't having the current Xeon that runs at 95W a good thing, rather than 130?
     
  8. macman21 macrumors newbie

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    1) They are cheaper
    2) More importantly, the 3500 series are the only Xeons made for single processor setups

    And I doubt Apple cares much about TDP on Mac Pros.
     

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