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Apple store slip points to quad-core again

updated 11:25 am EDT, Fri March 30, 2007

Apple Quad-Core Slip

Apple has again revealed in advance that it will soon introduce quad-core systems, accordting to AppleInsider. The computer company's special Adobe Creative Suite 3 page was the source of the leak, stating that all Macs "feature powerful dual-core or quad-core Intel processors" despite a lack of the latter in its current product lineup. The Mac Pro currently relies on two dual-core Xeon chips for its performance, although Intel has made its quad-core Xeon 5300 processors available since November.

The leak is the second Apple has made in as many weeks, following an earlier UK store leak that revealed the Mac Pro would be available with eight total cores spread across dual processors.

A release date for the Macs is still unknown but may take place at the NAB video professionals expo, where Apple has already scheduled a special event the day before the expo officially begins.

by MacNN Staff




  1. migs647

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why is this news?

    Everyone knows intel's current and next gen of processors are quad core. It's not like the processor road map is kept a secret any more. Maybe if a date was included... otherwise... not news.

  1. G-Force

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Quad core

    We have quad core machines right, 2 processors and 2 cores/processor = 4 cores. Dual core sounds like a single processor with 2 cores (1X2). Maybe the dual core mac pro will be a low cost option.

  1. coffeetime

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Available in Apple Store

    If you go to Apple Store now, it says Quad Core: Up to 3.0GHz. I think what Adobe trying to say is the Quad Core (2x Dual-Core) that is available now in Apple Store.

  1. amper

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Only surprise: not yet

    The only thing I find surprising about all this is the fact that Apple hasn't released 8-way machines already, given that the Mac Pros have already been demostrated to run with engineering samples of the quad-core processors (Ars Technica? I forget...). Perhaps Apple has run into some odd technical difficulties with their current design that only become apparent after extended testing?

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