November 14, 2011
As Intel just released hexacore sandybridge-e chips and benchmarks started floating everywhere.
It’s clear that single core performance hasn’t improved compared to lga1155 sandybridge.
So, future quad-core MacPro (based on Xeon variant of core i7 3820 cpu) may just not worth it against 2011 iMac with core i7. Even hexacore MP performance would be questionable over sandybridge iMac.
And the price of dual socket system just gonna be a way too high for new chips.