Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 06 January 2014 07:27

Processor upgrade possible for New Mac Pro

Written by David Stellmack

Future could be longer for the cylindrical desktop

Other World Computing has reported that processor upgrades are possible for Apple’s new cylindrical desktop known as the Mac Pro. It is unknown if Apple is planning to offer users an option to upgrade the processors in the new Mac Pro as new Intel CPUs compatible with this socket are released, or if this just happens to be something that is a by-product of simply installing a better CPU that is socket compatible.

OWC replaced the stock Xeon 3.6GHz 6-core processor with Xeon E5-2667 Version 2 8-core processor clocking in at 3.3GHz. It worked, and the testing proved that the replacement CPU provided a performance increase of 30% over the stock processor that Apple had installed. Currently, Apple is only offering 3 different processor configurations with one 6-core, 8-core, and 12-core options.

The fact that users are able to select another CPU option that is more powerful is great, but because of the cost of Intel Xeon processors it will not come cheap.

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments