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Tipster Report: Mac Pro 'hexacore' Xeon Core i7-980x coming Tuesday

I'm getting tips in from sources who claim that Apple is set to revamp its high-end Mac Pro line, adding a 'hexacore' Core i7-980x model to the line up.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

I'm getting tips in from sources who claim that Apple is set to revamp its high-end Mac Pro line, adding a 'hexacore' Core i7-980x model to the line up.

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All information points to this happening next Tuesday, March 16th.

The Core i7-980x is Intel's first six-core part. Here's the spec:

  • 3.33GHz (TurboBoost to 3.6GHz)
  • 6 cores / 12 threads
  • 32nm architecture
  • Socket LGA1366
  • 130W TDP

A 'hexacore' system would represent a significant upgrade for the Mac Pro line.

If you're thinking of buying a Mac Pro, you might want to wait a few days.

Note: These are unofficial reports from tipsters, and not official reports.

UPDATE: Several of you have asked me about macBook Pro updates. I've no reports of any changes to this line happening any time soon.

Stay tuned!

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