“A new Xeon processor that quietly began shipping from Intel Corp. this month could find its way into a model of Apple Computer’s forthcoming 8-core professional desktop systems,” AppleInsider reports. “The new 2.0GHz quad-core ‘Clovertown’ chip has been officially dubbed the Xeon E5335 by Intel, filling the gap between the chipmaker’s existing 2.33 GHz Xeon E5345 and 1.86 GHz Xeon E5320 offerings.”
AppleInsider reports, “Like the 2.33GHz Xeon E5345 and the 2.66GHz Xeon E5355 introduced last month, the latest member of the Clovertown family features 8MB of L2 cache and operates on a 1333MHz front-side bus — making it drop-in compatible with Apple’s existing Mac Pro professional desktop architecture.”
“People familiar with the subject have said the Cupertino, Calif.-based company holds plans to release of new version of its Mac Pro desktop that will pack two quad-core Xeon chips for a total of 8-cores of raw processing power,” AppleInsider reports.
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