The Next Mac Pro Sounds Like A 12-Core Hellbeast
In short, the next Mac Pro might be using Intel’s six-core Gulftown (Core i9) processor, possibly in a 12-core configuration, but’ll have a custom motherboard that’ll support 8GB and 16GB RAM modules (for up to 128GB), along with 10Gbps Ethernet.
Supposedly, we’ll see them early next year. If so, and if it uses Gulftown, that’d give Apple a small window of exclusivity with the speed demon chip. [HardMac via AppleInsider]