Apple Mac Pro To Get 6 Core Intel i7 Processors?

Apple’s Mac Pro hasn’t been updated since back in September 2009 when the Quad-Core model received support for 16GB of RAM. Now reports are indicating that the Core i7-980X and Core i7-970 processors might be arriving this month. If you still remember, Apple was the first to use the Nehalem Xeon, thanks to an exclusivity deal with Intel, and if history is going to repeat itself, we might see Apple having exclusivity with Intel’s latest processors for a while. These processors will be the first dual-socket, six-core processor from Intel. When you take into consideration that the processor will sport 6 cores and 12 threads, a dual-processor configuration will mean the i7-980X Mac Pro will sport 12 physical cores and 24 logical cores with a top frequency of 3.33GHz. If that’s the case, you might want to hold off purchasing a new PC/Mac for the moment.

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