News Rumour: 32nm Xeon a timed Apple exclusive

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  1. CardJoe

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    the 6-core CPU will cost an arm and a leg anyway, no real overclocker is going to spend that much on a CPU. this is back to the "is enthusiastic paying too much" topic
     
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    Sounds like that would be anti-competitive, does Intel want to get finned again.
     
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    who needs 12 cores and 128gb anyway?
     
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    They have had first access to the new server chips like when Nehalem xeon came out, plus it is not like anybody will rush out and buy these if they weren't in the market for a Mac.
     
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    This chip isn't aimed at overclockers! Or even enthusiasts really.

    And if you think it'll be expensive, wait till the Apple Tax is added!
     
  8. DeathAwaitsU

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    F**K Apple tbh
     
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    lol
     
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    Nothing anti-competitive about this. It happens every day with other products. Think about timed-exclusive games (GTA4), iPhones timed exclusive to O2 (coming to Orange soon).

    Remember this is the retailers (Apple) offering a supplier (Intel) money for exclusivity. If you're referring to the Intel/AMD lawsuit (which I assume you are) then it's very different. In that case it's the supplier (Intel) offering lower prices to the retailers (Dell etc) if they don't use other suppliers (AMD etc).
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Enthusiast? Overclocker?
    You know Intel's line-up, right?

    Anyways, it'll be overpriced but then again, Apple's servers are pretty cool and if they have a 3-6 months advantage they might gain some market-share.

    Nothing that really affects me though.
     
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    LOL, that man in the pic looks like a character from Thunderbirds.
     
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    LOLz for everyone. This is a Xeon processor, what means it's for servers. Overclockers... Enthusiasts... Huhh...

    Price? High of corse. Show somebody a low priced High-End Server-CPU!
     
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    ... add to that music, photo, movie producers, artists, designers and that would give a little idea of some other uses of those specs.
     
  16. AshT

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    ooh, not forgetting part of the Snow Leopard update was GCD (Grand Central Despatch) which deals specifically with multi cores and makes life easy for programmers.

    Mmm 12 cores + GCD = nice.
     
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    There is only one 64-bit Adobe app, Photoshop. Of course, its not easy to use that much ram unless you are in the print world. But I use After Effects everyday, and it can easily use all that ram. It only starts with 3GBs of ram, but it can use unlimited ram for its multi-processing mode.

    But in the long run, the people who are going to be using a computer like that are: 3D animators, video compositors working with HD and 4K, and people in need of a mini-supercomputer.
     
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    12 logic cores that you can't even game on.
     
  20. cybergenics

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    Not quite, Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Premier Pro and some others I can't remember are all 64 bit. There is a 64bit Creative Suite....

    http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/production/pdfs/cs4_production_premium_64bit_wp.pdf

    Also, its not that hard to make Photoshop use 3gb of ram, not sure what your Print World comment is about. As a Photographer (for construction and engineering industry) I can tell you (and offer proof also) a simple photomerge of 8, 3 mb photos makes it write an 8GB (yes not a typing mistake) scratch file to your drive of choice. Having more ram lets it avoid having to write this file so soon.
     
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