However, French website macbidouille.com is now suggesting that the hexa-core chip could make its first appearance as part of a refreshed Mac Pro line up from Apple. According to the site's sources, Apple will launch its new Mac Pro early in 2010, and, in addition to the hexa-core Intel part, the system will be available with 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 8GB/16GB memory modules - pushing the maximum installed memory limit up to 128GB.
Given Apple's tendency to offer dual-CPU Mac Pro systems, we'd expect to see an offering equipped with some form of dual-socket board, making for a whopping 24 total cores.
Mac Pro may be first to get Intel Gulftown
Posted on Thursday, Oct 15 2009 @ 17:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck