Hardmac is reporting that Intel will be releasing 6-core Core i7-980X in wide release to manufacturers in March. The rumor here is that Apple may once again have early access to these new chips, and a Mac Pro update featuring this chip could be seen as early as later this month. The name of this […]
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Apple Planning Imminent Mac Pro 6-Core Xeon Gulftown Update?

macpro.jpgHardmac is reporting that Intel will be releasing 6-core Core i7-980X in wide release to manufacturers in March. The rumor here is that Apple may once again have early access to these new chips, and a Mac Pro update featuring this chip could be seen as early as later this month.

The name of this hexacore CPU is now know, Core i7-980X, another cheaper (and slower) model should also be available, Core i7-970. According to difference sources, this new CPU should become available in March. So, if Apple and Intel are still engaged in a tight partnership, Apple might have the exclusivity of such CPU (as for the Nehalem Xeon) for a couple of days or weeks.

Hardmac has been claiming this one for months. and it sounds entirely plausible. Seeing as Apple gained early access to the Nehalem Xeon processors around this time last year.

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