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    Intel processors eh? what next?
    Do you think Apple will improve the Macs soon like

    Intel Core 3 Duo? or maybe even Better processors?


    Plus - do they go down? or do they go up? or stay the same price?


    Thanks

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    well if the processor existed it might happen
    intel core 2 stands for two cores
    the next thing will be 4 and even 8 core is in production or made

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    the price varies on the technology of the time and how old or new it is.

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    Apple depends on Intel, who have published a Roadmap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyman View Post
    well if the processor existed it might happen
    intel core 2 stands for two cores
    the next thing will be 4 and even 8 core is in production or made
    Core duo stands for two cores, Core 2 duo is the second generation of the dual core processor. As you mentioned, there is no Core 3 duo at the moment, but I'm sure the prices on Macs with older CPUs will drop as newer units with newer CPUs are produced.
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    Well as it's been said Apple is dependent on Intel, so cores will be come faster and have more cores packed into them. Also power consumption will be brought down; so will heat.

    As for prices, they will stay the same for now but when a new major revision of processors comes out (Core 3 duo for example) prices will go down. This has been Apple's trend for most of time (with the Intel Mini and early / mid 90s as the only exceptions).

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    OMG *drool* Core 2 Extreme - lol maybe they will put that in the next machine.
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    Note that this roadmap only goes out to June of this year. It is the development through about the next year that I would *love* to see. What happens AFTER June of this year?
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    64 bit?
    what ever happened to the 64 bit processors (started with some G5's i believe) are dual core processors 64 bit?

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    The Core 2 Duos are 64 bit.
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    My guess is that once quad core is the norm for mainstream computers and 8 core for workstations; Intel and AMD will resume the GHz war.

    Besides professional creative and design apps, programs only need so many cores. Most normal apps are dependent on Ghz and HD speed more than the number of cores.
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    Having an 8MB cache is w00t. I want that Core Duo Extreme in the next iMac.
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