Waiting for Ivy Bridge?

JesterJJZ

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In an effort to stay positive, maybe Apple is waiting for Ivy Bridge before updating? Would make implementing USB3 and Thunderbolt easier right? No custom chips needing to be added to Sandy Bridge to make it work no?
 

theSeb

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In an effort to stay positive, maybe Apple is waiting for Ivy Bridge before updating? Would make implementing USB3 and Thunderbolt easier right? No custom chips needing to be added to Sandy Bridge to make it work no?
If that was the case, with a computer as specialised as the Mac Pro, they should announce it. There is no point in playing magical games when peoples' livelihoods are on the line. The majority will take this "refresh" as a sign that they need to satisfy their high-performance computing needs elsewhere. If they refresh next year will there be anybody still wanting to buy? I don't work with graphics or videoy, therefore the fastest 12 core / 16 core is not important to me. The 6 core single CPU would be perfect for me, but I am not going to buy something with a 3 year old GPU, SATA II and USB 2 in 2012, even though it's a business expense. It would be an insult to my bank account.
 

Nostromo

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No, there was a 2 year wait, and nothing came out of it.

It looks like, as long as Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple, Apple will not do anything for professional users.

I just wonder why they are bothering with all those updates for FCP X. Without the proper hardware to run on, what's the point?
 

Ve3tro

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What would that be another 2 years going by Apple?

I'm sure the iPad 5 will be just as powerful by then so no need for it. :p
 

xgman

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What would that be another 2 years going by Apple?

:p
You really think they would fast track such a thing? ;) More like 3 years to never. No, more like never. After what Apple did today, I can't imagine why anyone would still have any faith left in this company as far as desktops are concerned.
 

deconstruct60

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Ivy Bridge-E processors are rumored to have been pushed to Q3-Q4 2013 :(

http://www.techspot.com/news/47849-ivy-bridge-e-delayed-until-second-half-of-2013.html
Ouch. That is just the wait for IB-E. This time the was another quarter gap for between SB-E ( i7 39xx ) and SB-EP ( Xeon E5 ) being announced. Never-mind the slow as molasses rollout of the SB-EP so far.

I don't think it would be as long as a gap as last time but there probably will be a couple of months before the full line up is out. Perhaps Intel will trade priority places though. IB-EP must come out before IB-E. That would actually make sense given how they had to special case roll out Xeon E5 parts to the supercomputer vendors because they couldn't wait this long to get going.

But still doesn't make sense holding up the Mac Pro for that.
 
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