Mac Pro may be first to get Intel Gulftown

Posted on Thursday, Oct 15 2009 @ 17:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hexus read a rumor that Intel's six-core, 12-thread Gulftown processor may debut in the new Apple Mac Pro:
However, French website 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.

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