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This one is more intel then Apple but because of the recent mactel announement I thought it fit in the forum.

Intel is planning on releasing dual core chips along all their lines, including the celtrino line.

Demo: Thers a small demo lacking in sufficent amount of information but it is there... Right hand side. http://www.intel.com/products/proces...umXE/index.htm

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very cool ..faster must have faster!

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The PB is going to use Merom, it's fast and should have a 5 to 6 hour battery life.http://www.macsimumnews.com/index.php/archive/possible_mactel_chips_part_4_merom_conroe_woodcres t/
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Where did you hear about mobile dual core processord? I haven't heard anything from Intel on them yet.
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great Duel core Macs all around( a duel core Mac Mini that would be crazy)
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yeah, i heard about this. it sounds cool, but i wouldn't utilize it all that well. it's not all that great for gaming, but ... i dunno. technology updates are nifty i guess.
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yeah, i heard about this. it sounds cool, but i wouldn't utilize it all that well. it's not all that great for gaming, but ... i dunno. technology updates are nifty i guess.
Not necessarily- games could be written to utilize it better than they are today. If PC manufacturers make the same move, then the code will gradually be optimized for the new rigs.

But you're right- games are way more gfx griven these days, so you'd still have to cough up for that Nvidia or ATI card...

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yeah, i heard about this. it sounds cool, but i wouldn't utilize it all that well. it's not all that great for gaming, but ... i dunno. technology updates are nifty i guess.
Overtime all software, including games will take advantage of mutliple processing cores. The transition will take some time in the home market as almost everything is written for single processors.

Another innovation which will probably make it to the Mac at some point in the coming years is the Physics Processing unit. You can read up on it here. Both Asus and BFG will be manufacturing and selling them by the end of this year. They will be priced from $100-$400 depending on the model you choose. The PS3 is also going to have one of these PPU cores integrated as well.

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Yeah, dual core goodness to replace dual-proc loudness?
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Overtime all software, including games will take advantage of mutliple processing cores. The transition will take some time in the home market as almost everything is written for single processors.

Another innovation which will probably make it to the Mac at some point in the coming years is the Physics Processing unit. You can read up on it here. Both Asus and BFG will be manufacturing and selling them by the end of this year. They will be priced from $100-$400 depending on the model you choose. The PS3 is also going to have one of these PPU cores integrated as well.
well, what i was thinking mostly, was that iit wouldn't be worth getting one now just because nothing is really up to date on it and nothing really utilizes it yet. it's just like, if any of you know about the windows xp pro 64 bit. not a lot of things utilize it yet, so it's not worth getting it until later ... maybe years later.
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What would be the point of having one of those PPU's if you don't play games... are there any other uses to them besides playing games?

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Yes, a Physics Processing Unit will be useful as heck in rendering video and anything which requires any sort of animation at all... which is a heck of a lot more than games.

Let me also say that the current dual proc systems are NOT all that loud- the G5 powermacs are actually surprisingly quiet- much quieter than their PC equivalents (and a bit cheaper!)

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So if mac brought this tecnology in to the G5 market.. althought they wont... The compuer would have 3 processors? the the PPU and the 2 CPU's.. and these would help in the rendering having a PPU in there.. wow.. I want apple to get this technology in.. anything to help those rendering times would be awesome..

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