Quad Core επεξεργαστές από την intel.

Mihalis S.

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Και πάλι στο προσκήνιο η intel αυτή την φορά με την ανακοίνωση των επεξεργαστών τετραπλού πυρήνα. Αντε να δούμε πόσο συχνά θα αναβαθμίζονται τα macintosh. Από το MacNN:

Intel today introduced new quad-core processors for both servers and high-performance desktops by delivering chips with four computing ?brains? inside a single microprocessor: the Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 and Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor deliver "immense speed and responsiveness" for general purpose servers and workstations and for digital media creation, high-end gaming and other market segments that crave absolute performance, the company said. The new Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5300 series is designed for servers and provides performance boosts of up to 63 percent and offer up to 2.5 times the performance of the fastest competing processor, according to tests cited by the company. In addition, the processors offer up to 50 percent more performance within the same thermal envelope and at the same cost as the previous generation Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 5100 series launched less than 5 months ago.
The world's largest chipmaker, said that it will offer four Intel Xeon processors at clock speeds ranging from 1.60GHz to 2.66GHz, with front side bus (FSB) speeds ranging from 1066MHz to 1333MHz, and thermal design power (TDP) of either 80 watts or a performance-optimized 120 watt option. In the first quarter next year, Intel will launch two more quad-core Xeon processors ? a low-voltage version for ultra-dense deployments with a TDP of only 50 watts and a processor designed for single-socket workstations and servers.

Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700

Intel claims that its Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700, designed for high-end desktop applications, is up to 80 percent faster than the company’s current Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor X6800. It is available at 2.66GHz with a 1066MHz FSB and runs on Intel’s existing 975X Express chipset family.

The company plans to offer a mainstream quad-core processor starting in the first quarter next year under the Intel Core 2 Quad processor brand name.

Intel is offering its flagship Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor X5355 2.66GHz (1333MHz/8MB/120W) for $1172, while its Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor E5345 2.33GHz (1333MHz/8MB/80W) is $851. The slower E5320/1.86GHz ($690) and E5310/1.60GHz ($455) both feature a 1066MHz FSB and consume 80W of power. The company will offer its desktop Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700 running at 2.66GHz for $1000.
 

dimple

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It is available at 2.66GHz with a 1066MHz FSB and runs on Intel’s existing 975X Express chipset family.

Μιχάλη, γνωρίζεις αν εννοεί τους Clovertown; Γιατί σύμφωνα με το service manual της Apple για τoυς Mac Pro μπορείς να τους αλλάξεις επεξεργαστή και οι Clovertown είναι 100% συμβατοί. Εκτός αν υπάρξει περιορισμός μέσω του fimware (αυτή τη στιγμή δεν υπάρχει).
 

Mihalis S.

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Απάντηση: Re: Quad Core επεξεργαστές από την intel.

Μιχάλη, γνωρίζεις αν εννοεί τους Clovertown; Γιατί σύμφωνα με το service manual της Apple για τoυς Mac Pro μπορείς να τους αλλάξεις επεξεργαστή και οι Clovertown είναι 100% συμβατοί. Εκτός αν υπάρξει περιορισμός μέσω του fimware (αυτή τη στιγμή δεν υπάρχει).

Αυτή την λεπτομέρεια δεν την γνωρίζω, αλλά ο επεξεργαστής που περιγράφεις θα προορίζεται μάλλον για την consumer αγορά (mac mini, macbook, imac) κι όχι για την Pro. Στο Mac Pro βλέπω πιθανότερους τους Xeon [flagship Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor X5355 2.66GHz (1333MHz/8MB/120W ή Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor E5345 2.33GHz (1333MHz/8MB/80W)]
 

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Re: Απάντηση: Re: Quad Core επεξεργαστές από την intel.

Αυτή την λεπτομέρεια δεν την γνωρίζω, αλλά ο επεξεργαστής που περιγράφεις θα προορίζεται μάλλον για την consumer αγορά (mac mini, macbook, imac) κι όχι για την Pro. Στο Mac Pro βλέπω πιθανότερους τους Xeon [flagship Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor X5355 2.66GHz (1333MHz/8MB/120W ή Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor E5345 2.33GHz (1333MHz/8MB/80W)]

Τελικά για το ίδιο πράγμα λέμε απλά δεν ήξερα τα ονόματα από τα τσιπάκια. To Clovertown είναι κωδικό όνομα για αυτούς τους επεξεργαστές. Είχα μείνει λίγο πίσω. Απ'ότι φαίνεται αυτά που λέει το service manual έχουν αποδειχθεί στην πράξη:

AnandTech took a Mac Pro, which comes with two Dual-Core Xeon (Woodcrest) processors and replaced them with samples of two Quad-Core Xeon (Clovertown) processors.
We grabbed a pair of 2.4GHz Clovertown samples and tossed them in the system, and to our pleasure, they worked just fine. Our samples used a 1066MHz FSB, although we're expecting the final chip to use a 1333MHz FSB, but the most important part of the test is that all 8 cores were detected and functional.
The Mac Pro appeared to run fine with the Quad-Core processors, effectively giving them a 8-Core machine. While they are unable to give performance numbers due to non-disclosure agreements, the machine was reportedly stable. It also gives hope for current Mac Pro owners that they will be able to later upgrade the processors on their machine in the future. Clovertown Quad-core processors are expected to be available in late 2006.

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ΓΕΝΙΚΟ ΣΥΜΠΕΡΑΣΜΑ: Αν δεν αλλάξει κάτι η Apple θα μπορούμε να αναβαθμίσουμε τα Mac Pro με τους καινούριους επεξεργαστες. Δηλαδή 2 τετραπύρηνους!
 
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Mihalis S.

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Νομίζω το παρακάτω θα λύσει οριστικά την απορία σου: Από το macdailynews.com

"The quad-core processor era was ushered in with the release of quad-core processors for enthusiasts (the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700) and for servers and workstations (the Intel Xeon 5355) -- and Intel was kind enough to supply us with a pair of 2.66GHz Xeon 5355 processors. As the Xeon 5355 is pin-compatible with the Xeon 5160 processors that came installed in our Mac Pro, we proceeded to swap out the two dual-core processors with the new quad-core processors. Incidentally, we strongly advise you not to try this at home: the Mac Pro case is not designed to allow the end user to perform CPU surgery -- and we've got the cuts and bruises to prove it! With the pair of Xeon 5355 processors installed, we booted the system back up and were greeted with eight active processing cores in both Mac OS X and Windows XP via the Boot Camp Public Beta. With the transplant successful, it was time to run our benchmarks."