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.
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.