Apple working on Mac Pro with 8 cores?

Posted on Saturday, Oct 28 2006 @ 00:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple may be working on a new Mac Pro with eight cores!
While it's unclear precisely when Apple plans to take the wraps off the new eight-core Mac, those familiar with the company's plans have indicated an introduction could take place any time after mid-Nov. As previously reported, it's around that time that Intel will officially launch its quad-core Xeon line, which in addition to Clovertown will also include a single processor variant code-named "Kentsfield."

Of the four Clovertown chips that have turned up on Intel price lists, only two fit the bill as potential candidates for the new systems due to their 1333MHz, 64-bit dual independent frontside buses and 8MB Level 2 cache.
More info at Apple Insider.

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