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Later this year Intel will be introducing pin compatible upgrades to its Core 2 and Xeon lines, except instead of two cores these processors will feature four. Codenamed Kenstfield (Core 2) and Clovertown (Xeon), Intel's new quad-core processors will dramatically increase the amount of processing power you can have in a single system. Given that the Mac Pro features two LGA-771 sockets, you could theoretically drop two Clovertown processors in there and you'd have an 8-core Mac Pro.
http://anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=2832&p=6

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wow, mac pros use server chips? (lol, i don't know much about macs)
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The reason for using Woodcrest Xeons instead of Conroe Core 2's is for the 1333FSB rather than 1066 and for the fact that you can easily find motherboards with dual 771 sockets like the one they use in the Mac Pro, I'd much rather have 2 of an inferior processor over 1 of a superior one, unless it was more then twice as fast which doesn't really ever happen these days. And like I said, Woodcrest is better than Conroe anyways so its a double plus.
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The reason for using Woodcrest Xeons instead of Conroe Core 2's is for the 1333FSB rather than 1066 and for the fact that you can easily find motherboards with dual 771 sockets like the one they use in the Mac Pro, I'd much rather have 2 of an inferior processor over 1 of a superior one, unless it was more then twice as fast which doesn't really ever happen these days. And like I said, Woodcrest is better than Conroe anyways so its a double plus.
yes but the article was talking about using the clovertons which are 4 core xeon instead of 2 cores
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Wow...a workstation using workstation processors. Who'da thunk it?
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