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Quad cores are a comin'!

By nickslick74
Jul 20, 2006
  1. swker98

    swker98 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,077

    will this be for am2 or am3?
     
  2. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 575

    Not sure about the AMD side, but for intel it would be for LGA775.
     
  3. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    they already have quad cores

    the new Powermac G5 from Apple, has a new model for 2006:

    The Quad-Core model, it run at 12GHz b/t all the cores.
     
  4. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    It's actually a dual dual core system(two dual core processors). I'd consider a quad core to be one processor with 4 cores.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=define:Quad+Core&btnG=Google+Search
    But you are correct, the power mac g5 does have four cores. Quite a fast, and expensive machine.

    It isn't really that new, they are actually supposed to be releasing a newer, better apple tower called the "mac pro" in early august according to rumor.
     
  5. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 TS Rookie Posts: 398

    ohh, i havent really been following apple that closely, except when i was getting prices for computer:)

    ...AMD
     
  6. Hofstadter

    Hofstadter TS Rookie

    I was sure that the G5 had "four" cores... but I may be wrong.

    Vodoo have a simillar machine, but if vnf4ultra is correct then it is'nt "four" core :(, but even more expensive than the G5 :rolleyes:
     
  7. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    http://www.apple.com/powermac/specs.html
    Read the specs on the "quad," straight from apple.
    Not sure which voodoo you mean, but since quad core's haven't been released yet, it is almost certainly a dual dual core system if it has 4 processing cores.
     
  8. Hofstadter

    Hofstadter TS Rookie

    ah i see, I was just wondering as I thourght that is was quad core, thanks for clearing that up.

    And as I said, if the G5 mac is dual dual core than so is the Vodoo I was refering to, I cant think which it was know, but it was simillar specs to the G5.
     
  9. Shizat

    Shizat TS Rookie Posts: 70

    hmmm, sounds good, lets just hope its not Vaproware...
     
  10. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 575

    Found this today in THG
     
  11. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Hmmmmm, I was in an Apple store and the sign said quad-core. I knew it was phony!!!! :mad:
     
  12. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Hmm. That looks good. But I still prefer a Core 2 Duo... Fast, less expensive, and consume less power....
     
  13. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 575

    MOre info on the quad cores. VoodooPC got some engineering samples and decided to benchmark them. They ran 4 instances of Prime 95 at the same time, viewed a DVD movie, and had several other programs open in the background and it still had 10% of it's resources left!!!. Also, at idle, you can remove the cpu heatsink fan and the temp hardly changes. While games aren't ready to run on these yet, the performance capabilities are incredible.

    For refrence, most dual cores crap out with 2 instances of prime 95 running.
     
  14. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    WOW :eek: 4 instances of Prime 95 at the same time....

    My CPU had a hard time running one instance....

    Looks great, but it's far too expensive :unch:
     
  15. nickslick74

    nickslick74 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 575

    But it may help bring down the prices of the C2D's. Their prices haven't hardly moved in a while.
     
  16. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    I'd love a Core 2 CPU. Even a Core 2 Solo processor, should be better than my current one :)
     
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