Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 4th Apr 2007 17:27 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Apple Apple has upgraded its Mac Pro desktop with a pair of 3GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processors. It can have up to 16 GB of RAM, although it isn't cheap. Apple has already published benchmarks.
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RE[2]: droooool....
by Laurence on Wed 4th Apr 2007 18:04 UTC in reply to "RE: droooool...."
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That's pointless. Very few people are going to have ligitimate use for 8-cores at this moment. Unless you're doing your 3D Rendering, gene sequencing or video editing, you will simply never do anything worth 8-cores today on a web/email desktop.

It's not aimed at desktop users though - it's aimed at professional studios (like music studios who want replace their expensive hardware synths with VSTi's).

A system like this would effectively be like having a studio worth several thousand into a single unit - freeing up space in the process.

Edited 2007-04-04 18:05

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