Sunday, April 08, 2007

Apple announces 8-Core Mac Pro!

Apple has quietly announced the new 8-Core Mac Pro - that's a Mac Pro with Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors. Running at up to 3.0GHz, they bring industry-leading 64-bit performance to every Mac Pro.

As predicted in an earlier post, this was an inevitable step once Intel announced its Quad-core Xeon processors. The announcement couldn't come at a better time either with Adobe finally announcing the release of CS3. Finally an Intel native version of the most popular software used by graphic designers and the like. Its been a couple of years or so but it looks like the wait was worth it. Unfortunately, it will be quite a while before I can afford the upgrade. I am still using Photoshop 7 although its quite sufficent for most of my needs.

According to the reviews I have read CS3 is even better than expected and with the new 8-Core Macs its sure to fly. I predict that this will really get the Macs flying off the shelves in the next 6 months. Pity I can't afford to buy any Apple shares, as they are sure to rise too.

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