Apple slip exposes eight-core Mac Pro?

Apple may be about to equip its Mac Pro desktop with Intel four-core Xeon processors, if an inadvertent posting on the company's UK online store is to be believed. The Mac maker's taken the offending entry down now, but not before a number of websites spotted it overnight. A search for 'Mac' yielded a number of entries, one of which mentioned the Mac Pro now with "quad-core or eight-core processing power".

The Mac Pro currently ships with a pair of dual-core Xeons, allowing Apple to claim the machine contains four processing cores. Substitute the dualies for quad-core chips and you have an eight-core Mac Pro.

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Woo! Amazing stuff.

It's something like when the (quad or dual?) G5s broke way back when. It was crazy. This is about forty-seven times crazier.

Just wish I could afford 1/180th of the price. Ah well.

Hey, erm...I'm guessing you can get dual socket Xeon motherboards...can you get dual socket Core 2 motherboards?

I think a lot of us knew this would be the obvious route for Apple when Intel announced their 4 core Xeons. It would make a super server, that's for sure.

hotdog963al said,
Mac Folk aren't exactly the most hardcore of gamers.
did you know that you can run games perfectly under windows on a mac these days?

so why would you buy a Mac to just install Windows on it? Because its cheaper? 8)

Yes I did know. I was referring to the OS that comes with all macs as a standard, not a mac with an after market transition to windows.

black_death said,

so why would you buy a Mac to just install Windows on it? Because its cheaper? 8)

Because Windows doesn't run all of the software the parent poster wants and/or because $150-$400 every few years for an operating system isn't a huge dent in his or her gaming budget.

the evn show said,

Because Windows doesn't run all of the software the parent poster wants and/or because $150-$400 every few years for an operating system isn't a huge dent in his or her gaming budget.

I wasnt referring to the price of Windows.....

And it will be marketed as "The fastest machine ever invented around the galaxy and its proximities" *


* Possible beyond that, but Apple was unable to confirm the information.

Dakkaroth said,
Priced just under $18,000, 0% APR for one full year, no money down, and only $254 a month! Test drive your fruit today!

now now there's no need to make sarcastic remarks about the price of Apple products, just because you could get a PC with the exact same specs for much less doesn't make it right to make steve jobs lose money!

black_death said,

now now there's no need to make sarcastic remarks about the price of Apple products, just because you could get a PC with the exact same specs for much less doesn't make it right to make steve jobs lose money!


Yes it does. It's also quite amusing.

Sounds better than the crap finance deals we get in NZ. 3 years minimum at 20% p.a NON-negotiable.

Every retailer pretty much has to sell at the fixed price and with the same terms. Sucks.

Dakkaroth said,
Priced just under $18,000, 0% APR for one full year, no money down, and only $254 a month! Test drive your fruit today!

Whoa, what a bargain! :laugh:
It has to come with a solid gold case set with 18K diamonds for that price.

Aero Ultimate said,

Whoa, what a bargain! :laugh:
It has to come with a solid gold case set with 18K diamonds for that price.

No but it has free shipping