Mac Pro + Clovertown = Anandtech
Posted on: 09/12/2006 05:55 PM

I don't know how he does it, but Anand has gotten his hands on a pair of Clovertown CPUs (Core 2 Quad) and a Mac Pro desktop. As you can imagine, insane amounts of geeky goodness ensued.
Later this year Intel will be introducing pin compatible upgrades to its Core 2 and Xeon lines, except instead of two cores these processors will feature four. Codenamed Kenstfield (Core 2) and Clovertown (Xeon), Intel's new quad-core processors will dramatically increase the amount of processing power you can have in a single system. Given that the Mac Pro features two LGA-771 sockets, you could theoretically drop two Clovertown processors in there and you'd have an 8-core Mac Pro.
The focus of the article is actually the new Mac Pro, but I skipped all that and went straight for the quad-core stuff first. Now I guess I should read the other 14 pages, huh?

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