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Quad Core Intel Chips By Q4 of THIS YEAR!
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ndptal85
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Jul 20, 2006, 11:10 AM
 
http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/07/19/in...re_in_q4_2006/

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t...cid=1107862969

The benefits of the switch to Intel continue to pour in. Since AMD revealed its plans to come out with its 4x4 platform (which is really just 2 dual core chips) Intel has responded by moving up its schedule for Kentsfield (desktop) and Cloverton (server) quad-core chips. So its is quite possible that Apple will have quad-core Mac Pros and X-Servs by christmas of this year.


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Jul 20, 2006, 11:34 AM
 
Too bad they're going to starve to death because of Intel's bus architecture.
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Jul 20, 2006, 12:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by ndptal85
So its is quite possible that Apple will have quad-core Mac Pros and X-Servs by christmas of this year.


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We should have quad core from the launch of the Mac Pro with 2 x dual core proc's. Perhaps you meant 8 core by xmas this year...
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Jul 20, 2006, 02:07 PM
 
Originally Posted by harrisjamieh
We should have quad core from the launch of the Mac Pro with 2 x dual core proc's. Perhaps you meant 8 core by xmas this year...
Well no, they will be two dual-cores. not quad core. 4 chips, but dual core
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Jul 20, 2006, 03:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lateralus
Too bad they're going to starve to death because of Intel's bus architecture.
If you look at some reviews of Intel's Core 2 chips, you'll notice that the bus architecture isn't as much of a limitation as it would initially seem. They seem to have figured out a very accurate and efficient pre-fetching routine that can compensate for the limitations of a slower bus speed.
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Jul 20, 2006, 03:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lateralus
Too bad they're going to starve to death because of Intel's bus architecture.
Knock it off. The Intel switch has happened, and there's nothing you can do about it. Polluting every thread you can with anti-Intel BS helps nothing.

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Jul 20, 2006, 07:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by ndptal85
Since AMD revealed its plans to come out with its 4x4 platform (which is really just 2 dual core chips) Intel has responded by moving up its schedule for Kentsfield (desktop) and Cloverton (server) quad-core chips. So its is quite possible that Apple will have quad-core Mac Pros and X-Servs by christmas of this year.
Quads are already possible, and in my opinion, a given for the MacPro/Xserve launch.
Clovertown enables Octas (Octos?) in a dual-socket system.

Originally Posted by Lateralus
Too bad they're going to starve to death because of Intel's bus architecture.
Good thing Intel switched to one bus per socket, FB-DIMMs, and bigger caches.
     
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Jul 20, 2006, 08:54 PM
 
I want a dual core Mac Book Pro in black again lol.

And with the new MacBook keyboard. I really liked that KB when i tested it out.

Also a switch to more nvidia graphics chipsets would be nice for the nVidia fan in me
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Jul 21, 2006, 07:05 AM
 
found this article in Macworld magazine June edition p.23-24:

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Quad-Core Coming?
Intel also revealed details about its plans for quad-core chips. The company plans to release its first quad-core chip for desktop PCs, code-named Kentsfield, in the first quarter of 2007. But this chip won't really meld four CPUs into one chip---as AMD plans to do with its quad-core chips coming in 2007.
Instead, Intel's Kentsfield will combine two dual-core chips in one package. This isn't the most efficient design strategy, but it will help Intel get quad-core chips to market at the same time as AMD. For Apple users, quad-core chips will mean a huge amount of horsepower, compared with today's highest-end Apple desktop.---LAURIANNE McLAUGHLIN
     
   
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