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So long Woodcrest, hello Covertown! Rumored since October, Apple finally got around to loosing an octo-core Mac Pro -- that's 8-cores of Intel processing power spread across 2 of Intel's latest Clovertown quad-core chips. Arriving just in time for Adobe's Intel optimized Creative Suite 3.0. Quad-cor...

April 4th 2007 at 8:41am 0 Comments
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So now we've gotten word that the gang in Cupertino are working on a Mac Pro that will boast eight cores (call it octo-core, if you must) -- packing two Clovertown quad-core chips. Of course, this doesn't really seem all that much of a surprise given that this was already done over a month ago by ou...

October 27th 2006 at 3:28am 0 Comments
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Intel's first quad-core processors still aren't even shipping but that hasn't stopped the company from showing off the next chip up its sleeve, unveiling the quad-core Xeon "Tigerton" on Friday. Set to ship in the second half of 2007 and intended for heavy-duty server use, this one sports the Xeon M...

October 23rd 2006 at 4:01pm 0 Comments
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That's a Mac Pro with 8 processors. Ok, so it really is only 2 processors with 4 cores each, but I bet that thing screams. The good folks at AnandTech just happened to have an engineering sample of Intel's forthcoming 'Clovertown' processor, and they thought, 'I wonder if the Mac Pro mother board ca...

September 13th 2006 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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Ok Mac fanboys, listen up: if you somehow manage to have two not-yet-released Clovertown Intel Core 2 quad-core chips kicking around and you happen to have recently bought a Mac Pro, you can pop the pair of them right there into your nice little LGA-771 sockets, for some oct-awesome processing power...

September 13th 2006 at 3:58pm 0 Comments
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There aren't many arguments that Intel has a winner -- however temporary -- with their new Conroe Core 2 Duo chips, but they aren't relaxing just yet. With the oncoming threat of AMD's 4x4 chips in the performance/gamer space, Intel is getting a bit of quad-core action of their own with the new Kent...

July 21st 2006 at 9:35am 0 Comments