8 Core Mac Pro released o_O


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WOPR
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#1 at 16:25:11 - 04/04/2007
billdoor
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Aren't the quad cores just two dual cores glued together? Intel are cheating.

/covets
#2 at 16:27:44 - 04/04/2007
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I've specc'd one up to $17,372.00.

Thats only about 9,000.

/checks credit card limit
#3 at 16:32:45 - 04/04/2007
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I supose you could, or you could buy a PS3, stick linux on it and encode/decode video faster :)

Sure you could buy a two grand mac pro and four PS3s then do a little bit of distributed computing while saving yourself five grand :D
#4 at 16:38:43 - 04/04/2007
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its the two 30 inch screens at $1,800 each, a $1,600 NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 and $2,000 worth of HDD that do it :)
#5 at 16:42:27 - 04/04/2007
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Mine worked out a little cheaper, closer to 8,000

Spec can be found here

Edit, that makes it sound like I bought one. I actually just priced it up.
#6 at 16:52:37 - 04/04/2007
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We don't have enough kidneys each in Rip-off-Europeland, we need to evolve more internal organs so we can sell them to afford one. :)
#7 at 17:14:02 - 04/04/2007
Mr J
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Jellyhead said:
We don't have enough kidneys each in Rip-off-Europeland, we need to evolve more internal organs so we can sell them to afford one. :)


I take it you have already sold your arm, leg, soul and first born child then? :)
#8 at 17:16:14 - 04/04/2007
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Nah, i didn't want a PS3.
:)
#9 at 17:17:36 - 04/04/2007
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i'm a bit meh about this. i've been considering a mac pro purchase and was hoping that this coming out would herald a shuffle in the line, lower prices, 2 gig memory as standard, better gfx card, that sorta thing, but it seems that this has just added a new more expensive processor option and that's it :(
#10 at 17:53:55 - 04/04/2007
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Jellyhead said:Nah, i didn't want a PS3.
:)

:D
#11 at 18:09:32 - 04/04/2007
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eviltobz said:i'm a bit meh about this. i've been considering a mac pro purchase and was hoping that this coming out would herald a shuffle in the line, lower prices, 2 gig memory as standard, better gfx card, that sorta thing, but it seems that this has just added a new more expensive processor option and that's it :(


An X1900XT isn't enough?

#12 at 18:25:47 - 04/04/2007
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i've no idea, but i was really meaning more at the lower end.
#13 at 19:15:48 - 04/04/2007
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Let's play with 8-core.

OCT-CORE

OCTRE

COORECT

COCT

CORECORECORECORECORECORECORECORE
#14 at 19:46:53 - 04/04/2007
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Teeth said:
CORECORECORECORECORECORECORECORE

Winner.
#15 at 19:48:05 - 04/04/2007

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