To the surprise of exactly no one, Apple announced an update to its Mac Pro workstation PC this morning, moving to eight CPU cores via two, 3.0GHz quad-core Intel Xeon processors. This upgrade doubles the number of processing threads from Apple's available flagship desktop. Pricing for the eight-core model begins at $3,997, although you can still get a quad-core Mac Pro for less. And as usual, Apple is taking orders immediately, with its Web site listing a 3-5 day shipping window.
If you'd like a preview of how an eight-core Mac might perform, check out this &… Read more