I only call this Intel 2 because Steve already made a post about Intel which he named Intel…or some such nonsense…and I hate him he beat me to this topic.
I wasn’t actually planning on posting this, mainly because I’m tired, but there’s more Intel news that greatly concerns Apple. While it’s great that the new Core Duo’s are 64-bit (thank God) I still pretty much thought this kind of chip would leave the succesor to the PowerMac G5 greatly underpowered. With that, I give you the quad-core Intel chip codenamed Clovertown.
According to this, it’s more powerful than the current Xeon chip, and uses less electricity. Good things, but the article hints at this only being for a server.
I really do hope that Apple has some plans for at least some variation of this chip for the new PowerMac, which I speculate will be out by November. Also, just because Steve Jobs can, and the increased net worth I’m sure he’s gained with the acquiring of Disney and Pixar, I hope to see two of these bad boys in the top end PowerMac. Along with slots for 32 gigs of ram…not that I’d ever….ever be able to use that much, I’m sure somebody at Industrial Light and Magic is drooling at that possibilty.
I look forward to next month to here more on this new project of Intel’s.