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8-Core Mac Pro (Clovertown)

author alang

AnandTech took a Mac Pro (standard with two Dual-Core Xeo/Woodcrest processors), and replaced the two processors with a sample pair of Quad-Core Xeon (Clovertown) processors.
Image from AnandTech
“We grabbed a pair of 2.4GHz Clovertown samples and tossed them in the system, and to our pleasure, they worked just fine. Our samples used a 1066MHz FSB, although we’re expecting the final chip to use a 1333MHz FSB, but the most important part of the test is that all 8 cores were detected and functional.”

This gives a chance for Mac Pro owners to upgrade to the Quad-core Xeon (Clovertown) processors, giving an extra boost of power - turning the Mac Pro into a true beast.

“For the performance of Clovertown you’ll have to wait a bit longer as we’re not allowed to disclose it just yet, but we wanted to let you know that so far it’s looking like you’ll be able to upgrade your Mac Pro to 8 cores in the not too distant future.”


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