You can now configure a Mac Pro with 8 processing cores and 16 MB of total L2 cache.
Intel Xeon processors dominate the semiannual top 500 list overall.
New and Noteworthy: Mac Pro: Quad-core processors inserted and tested; The Gradual Death of Apple .Mac; more
Mac Pro with 2 quad-core chips may be in the works
New and Noteworthy: Intel "didn't spend money" on Apple ads; Wireless USB devices due in September; more
The chipmaker had a good run while Intel was more or less sleeping. Now it's time to wake up and smell reality.