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Topic: Xeon

Intel 'Gulftown' CPU announcement fuels rumors of new Mac Pro

03/10/2010, 06:03 pm

Intel this week previewed its forthcoming 32nm Core i7-980X processor, a six-core CPU codenamed "Gulftown," and a new rumor has suggested the chip could find its way into Apple's Mac Pro line as early as next Tuesday.

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Apple releases fix for Mac Pro audio-based performance issues

02/11/2010, 06:02 pm

Apple Thursday afternoon released a fix for an issue that would significantly decrease the performance of 2009-era Mac Pros with Nehalem-based Intel Xeon processors.

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Nehalem Mac Pro systems suffer audio-based performance issues

02/03/2010, 04:02 pm

The latest Mac Pro models with Nehalem-based Intel Xeon processors reportedly suffer a 20 percent performance hit when playing audio in Mac OS X, users have reported.

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Intel 6-core i7-powered Mac Pro rumored to launch this month

02/02/2010, 07:02 am

Intel's new Core i7-980X and Core i7-970 six-core desktop processors are set to debut in March, but could see an early release on Apple's Mac Pro systems in a matter of weeks, according to a new report.

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Details on Intel's potential Mac Pro 6-core i7 processor leaked

12/15/2009, 10:12 am

Intel's forthcoming "Gulftown" 32nm, six-core processor will be known as the Core i7-980X and could be a part of new Mac Pro systems from Apple in early 2010.

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Apple adds 3.33GHz quad-core Mac Pro, 2TB hard drive upgrades

12/04/2009, 09:12 am

Apple has outfitted its Mac Pro desktop machines with a new 3.33GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon upgrade option, at a cost of $1,200, as well as 2TB hard drives for the Mac Pro and Xserve

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Intel's Six-Core 'Gulftown' processor revealed, possibly headed to Mac Pro

11/29/2009, 01:11 am

Performance numbers of Intel's new six-core Xeon were prematurely revealed by Polish website PCLab, showing strong increases in performance for the chip rumored to be in the next iteration of the Mac Pro.

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Apple's next Mac Pro may sport six-core processors

10/15/2009, 09:10 am

A forthcoming update to the Mac Pro line could have short-term exclusivity of a new Intel Xeon six-core CPU early next year, according to a new rumor.

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Apple introduces Nehalem-based Xeon Xserves

04/07/2009, 08:04 am

As expected, Apple on Tuesday announced an updated family of Xserves that deliver an 89 percent improvement in performance per watt and up to twice the overall performance of the previous models by tapping Intel's "Nehalem" Xeon processors and a next generation system architecture.

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Notes of interest on Apple's desktops: Mac Pro gets Xeons early

03/03/2009, 07:03 pm

While most are familiar with Apple's desktop overhaul, a number of important details have slipped through the cracks -- including confirmation that Apple is receiving access to Intel's next-generation Xeon processors ahead of schedule.

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Mac OS X 10.5.7 may have Nehalem, Radeon HD 4000 support

02/28/2009, 11:02 am

In addition to expected fixes, Apple's upcoming 10.5.7 update to Mac OS X Leopard is now claimed to recognize Intel's newer Nehalem architecture as well as AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4000 graphics chipsets.

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Intel's processor future through 2012 spotted online

08/14/2008, 06:08 pm

With Intel's Developer Forum just days away, an apparently leaked presentation for the event indicates where the chipmaker's processors are headed over the course of the next four years.

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Virginia Tech's Mac Pro supercomputer to crack 29 teraflops

07/24/2008, 07:07 pm

A switch to newer Intel-based Apple Mac Pro workstations for an upcoming rekindling of Virginia Tech's supercomputer efforts will more than double the performance to as much as 29 teraflops and will once again put a Mac cluster in the limelight -- this time, placing it among the top 100 supercomputers in the world.

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Third-party tool allows Mac Pro overclocking

06/28/2008, 03:06 pm

In a rare example of the PC's performance tuning culture translating to the Mac, a new utility has surfaced that lets Mac Pro owners overclock their systems beyond Apple's official specifications.

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