“If you’ve been reading previous reports from Rumors on the upcoming Mac Pro that will replace the already impressive quad-processor PowerMac G5 with up to eight stunningly powerful and efficient Intel Core 2 processor cores with a pair of quad-core ‘Woodcrest’ chips or dual-core ‘Conroe’ CPUs,” MacOSRumors reports. “You probably also know that the Mac Pro will support multiple PCI Express x16 graphics cards with the option to pair up cards using SLI technology for double the 3D gaming — or high-end 3D rendering — performance. And all the other bells and whistles of a fully high-end Intel Core architecture-based computer platform, as we’ve reported previously.”
“But there are some new details filtering in. For one thing, we’ve been hearing a lot about Apple’s new high-end software which is being built specifically with the Mac Pro’s eight cores in mind. We’ve also heard a lot of interesting and sometimes conflicting information, which we’ll be digging into further over this coming weekend,” MacOSRumors reports.
MacOSRumors reports, “The last time we received benchmarks and hands-on reports directly from trusted sources who have had access to prototype systems, most of Apple’s attention seemed to be focused on the drive to add more cores — two, four, or eight as the three options for the next generation of professional Macs… the Mac Pro will not simply be a standard set of Intel 975 class chips. It will include several custom components co-developed between the companies, and a configuration of Intel chips that will not normally be used in tower-desktop PCs but rather in very high-end workstations and servers.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy” for the heads up.]
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