Mac Pro 16-cores rumoured to be immnent

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Rumours are that the next refresh for the Mac Pro will include 16-core models. 9to5 site claims that official Apple papers reveal that there will be 4 models, ranging from a single 6-core CPU model to one with dual 8-core CPUs. As none of the current Xeon 5000-series processor family used by Apple can go to eight cores this would indicate a yet to be revealed Intel processor is in the works.

It will a year next month since the last refresh of the Mac Pro range and the rumoured updates will mean that the Mac Pro will be a powerful platform for professionals using it for video and graphics applications.

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