Westmere Next Mac Pro?

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  1. bradleykavin macrumors member

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    Anyone think that intels Westmere will be the next processor for the mac pro? scheduled release is q4 09 or q1 2010
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Of freaking course it is. :p

    Q2 2010 at the earliest.
     
  3. shokunin macrumors regular

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    It's a year away, but that'll be the machine that I upgrade to from my current 2008 MP.
     
  4. skyline r34 macrumors 6502

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    i'm going to upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro for the Westmere too, already started putting money away for it.


    I hope so i'm planning to purchase my next Mac Pro next year
     
  5. Appelflap macrumors member

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    Any chance on some minor config and price changes for MP in about 5 or 6 months from now then?
     
  6. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    I wouldn't hold your breath.

    And so the wait begins anew. :p
     
  7. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I cannot wait for the next Mac Pro... I have the Nehalem one... but i still want a new outside box design!!! Arrrggg cheese graters :mad:
     
  8. Appelflap macrumors member

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    I better don't wait to long then :)
     
  9. Topper macrumors 65816

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    Moi aussi, you'll see me at the front of the line.
     
  10. Appelflap macrumors member

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    Your new Mac Pro will do fine! Just Enjoy and don't come back here for quite some years, it'll make you crazy. :D You're free now!
     
  11. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Why?

    1. What's the point?
    2. What would they change it TO?
     
  12. scaley macrumors member

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    To each their own I guess but I personally think that the case design of the Mac Pro is about the best there is in terms of aesthetics. :) I tell you what I WOULD like to see though is if they added 4 more internal drive bays to total that up to 8. Apple is creative, they can figure that out.
     
  13. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    But they won't. They cut four RAM slots out of the current model just to fit it in the same case. They don't care about adding expandability.
     
  14. Pika macrumors 68000

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    They should change the grill holes... and make it smaller... like the new unibody MacBook Pro speakers... and for dust proof reasons:

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I see, so not actually change the cheese grater design whatsoever, just make the holes smaller so that we can't have proper airflow.

    Oh, and you can't forget those laptop ODDs!

    There are about seven other things wrong with that mockup, too.
     
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  18. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Ok. the "cheese grater" design should stay but i think those holes don't match the unibody MacBook Pro speaker grills.
     
  19. MCHR macrumors regular

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    Do you guys even try to run a cost analysis of Mac Pro purchases if you're swapping them every year or 18 months?

    "If" you got a deal on your 2008 MP, that's $2000+ accessories. In 2010, you'll be dropping at least $2500+ accessories on the Westmere.

    Changing your box that often means you're spending about $1000+ accessories per year. Hey, maybe it's a write off and all, but I'm thinking there are smarter ways to purchase and amortize hardware.

    My 2 pesos is keep that '08 for another year, drop your yearlies down to about $600, unless you're billing every last 15 minutes from a 40 hour work week.
     
  20. Play4keeps macrumors regular

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    Same Here:cool:
     
  21. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Money is not an issue for me.

    Use it for 12 months. Sell it, buy another.
     
  22. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Same amount of memory slots as the outgoing model.. Eight..
     
  23. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    <Yoda>Size matters not.</Yoda>

    :p

    I think he meant that Gainestown boards are supposed to have 12 memory slots, but Apple took out 4 for space reasons.
     
  24. Topper macrumors 65816

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    Nope, got to have the power!

    If Snow Leopard really is some kind of miracle worker, maybe I'll keep my 2008 Mac Pro a little longer.

    On second thought, if Snow Leopard can make my Mac Pro into a super computer, just think what it will do for a Westmere Mac Pro.
     
  25. dr. shdw macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, I don't think you can even fit 12 without going eATX.
     

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