how new are the latest desktop iterations? i could probably wait until the end of the year if these machines have been out for a long time, but if they're pretty new then i might just buy sooner rather than later. my G5 is a dual 2.0 gig machine, so it's quite adequate, but i'd like to give my kids a second computer as they don't like sharing. <br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by FSM on 07/28/07 08:19 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
I thought you would never ask.<br>The Mac Pro came out in August of last year.<br>It had a bto 8-core upgrade in April of this year.<br><br>It is my belief that you can tell when Apple computers will be updated by looking at Intel's roadmap.<br>Unfortunately both Intel and Apple are pretty secretive.<br><br>After exhaustive study, this is my belief. Take it with a grain of salt.<br><br>I think the new Mac Pro will have a Stoakley platform and a Seaburg chipset. <br>Stoakley/Seaburg is expected to be released in November.<br><br>I think that the new Mac Pro will have Harpertown processors.<br>Harpertown are quad-core processors made from 45nm fabrication.<br>Harpertown processors are expected sometime in Q4/2007.<br><br>In other words, I predict the next generation Mac Pro will come out in November.<br><br>Get this one...I think the next Mac Pro will be all 8-core. <br>Intel has brought down the price of their processors.<br><br>I made the following table myself.<br>If you look closely you can see that the quad-core Harpertown processors are the same price as the dual-core Woodcrest and quad-core Clovertown processors that are in the current Mac Pro.<br><br>I think the next Mac Pro will have 2.83, 3.00, and 3.16 quad-core Harpertown processors.<br>Can you believe an all 8-core Mac Pro lineup?<br><br>So, why would I go through all this trouble?<br>I can't wait for the next generation Mac Pro to come out.<br>My objective was/is to try to figure out when the next Mac Pro will come out.<br>I want a much more powerful video card than the current ATI Radeon X1900 XT.<br>I am predicting that the next video card will be a crossfire ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT card.<br>I will be first in line to get the next Mac Pro!<br><br><br><br>
wow, good thing i asked. <br><br>i am certainly in no hurry, but i'd easily wait for what you describe. i'd like to be able to get a multiple 3 gig machine and not have it be the top of the line. 8-core is more than i could have hoped for so i won't get my expectations up for that, but it makes sense given what you note about the future processors. if true, then wow.<br><br>i thought i remembered seeing that you were eager for the next generation in a thread a few months back. i am less enthusiastic than you (count me among the 99.9999999999999825364% of the population that can fit that profile), but i'll be just as excited once they are shipping as that's when i'll upgrade and once i have a tracking number i can typically hardly contain myself. until then, i'll make sure to get my updates from you. <br><br>
I admit I'll be surprised if it goes down exactly as I predict but Stoakley/Seaburg/Harpertown is the next big thing on Intel's list of innovations.<br><br>Intel Developer Forum is coming up September 18-20 in San Francisco and then Paris Apple Expo the following week September 25-29. And of course add Leopard to the mix in October.<br>I suppose it is possible for Apple to bring on a new Mac Pro at that time.<br>But it looks like the only thing available will be quad-core Clovertowns.<br>So it is possible that all 8-core Clovertown Mac Pro line could come out in September.<br>But why wouldn't Apple wait a month or two for Harpertown?<br><br>[color:blue]"99.9999999999999825364%"</font color=blue><br>That's all you are giving me? I'm disappointed <br><br>
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