Super Size Mac Pro

Shortly after Intel introduced Quad Core Xeon CPUs people tried to install them in Apple’s Mac Pro. Because the upgrade worked without any problems it was only a question of time until Apple would offer such a machine.

Yesterday the time had come and Apple officially announced the 8-Core or Quad-Core Mac Pro workstation. Because the CPUs are clocked at 3GHz it should run single-threaded applications as fast as the previous high end model. The home grown Quad Core machine I’ve read about was only equipped with 2GHz Xeons. As a result it was considerably slower in most benchmarks because only very few applications could take advantage of 8 cores.

That raises of course the question who needs an eight core workstation? Well, I don’t … but I would like to have one of those Mac Pros nevertheless. 🙂