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Pre-Release Intel Core i9 Chip Hits EBay For $US1,200

It may not be due out until early next year, but an engineering sample of Intel’s monster Core i9 processor (the kind we saw benchmarked) ended up on eBay. The 2.4GHz Xeon Westmere Gulftown chip’s auction ended, unfortunately, so all you nerd millionaires can forget about snagging the expensive escapee.

The Next Mac Pro Sounds Like A 12-Core Hellbeast

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.