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  02 February 2013
um, does amd have anything that performs even close to the 3930k ? I mean even close?

and to be honest, considering ivy Core is only slightly faster than sandybridge....and this 10 core processor is clocked much lower than the 3930k... I would say this 10 core is probably not at all faster than the 3930k per core.

So what you have are a few extra cores, sure, but you pay for it.. and I mean you PAY for it.

At that rate, its smarter to just buy 3 machines to get more cores overall.

Last edited by ambient-whisper : 02 February 2013 at 03:17 PM.
  02 February 2013
Originally Posted by ambient-whisper: At that rate, its smarter to just buy 3 machines to get more cores overall.

Totally depends on use case.

The link cojam posted is a 2+ year old Westmere Xeon variant used only in 4P or 8P servers.

No one knows what clock the 10 core Ivy will be considering it won't be released for a year. The current high end Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon is 8 core at 3.1 Ghz versus 3.2 for the 3930k so its not likely the Ivy version will come in substantially less than that.
Fix it in pre.

Last edited by dmeyer : 02 February 2013 at 03:26 PM.
  02 February 2013
Let's not forget that while a CPU update would certainly be very welcome, there are quite a few other areas where Apple could (and should) improve the current Mac Pro.
Support for video cards is definitely one area that needs improving. I'd love to run some of the more recent video card offerings such as the HD7970 and the GT690 without worrying about power draw or driver support. (Drivers have started showing up in OSX 10.8.2+).
Apple could also stand to improve their driver support so that we may finally get a 10bpc pipeline from DCC app all the way to high end displays like the Eizo ColorEdge series.
Not to mention support for OpenGL 4.x and removing that silly 96GB of Ram hard limit in OSX. 16 ram slots as opposed to the current 8 would also be a welcome improvement.

We'll just have to wait another 6-10 months before we find out.
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  02 February 2013
Ok I see where the mistake was. I assumed what was linked earlier WAS the ivy bridge. I guess not huh. SO yeah the clock could change.

Generally though as there are more cores, the clock is smaller.
  02 February 2013

sounds like June 20 during Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference is when the new mac pros will launch.
  02 February 2013
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