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New Mac Pros first with Intel Penryn?

High-end Apple Macs to launch next month

Apple could be first to market with computers featuring Intel's new 45-nanometre Penryn processors.

Reports suggest Apple will introduce a top of the range Mac Pro equipped with an 8-core architecture that uses two top-speed Xeon 'Harpertown' chips, Apple Insider reports.

The new Macs will offer speeds up to 32GHz, and up to 12MB of L2 cache, alongside a new super-fast 1,600MHz frontside bus.

The new computers are expected to offer up to 45 percent better performance than Apple's existing Mac Pros, and could ship as soon as next month, assuming Intel can provide processors in sufficient quantities.

Earlier this year Intel accelerated its plans to introduce the new powerful processors in face of stiffening competition from AMD.


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