Solved MAC 8 & 12 cores vs PC 4 & 6 cores? Tags: CPUs Quad Macintosh Core Product Last response: August 26, 2010 2:38 AM in CPUs Share tyrantt316 August 19, 2010 2:20:45 AM When they (MAC) says they have a computer with 8 and 12 cores. Does Intel and AMD have PC equivalents? Does the best, beast of a quad or 6 core PC come close to a quad, 8 or 12 core MAC? Thanks C More about : mac cores cores Best solution maziar321 August 19, 2010 2:25:31 AM USE LOGIC, who makes cpus for mac? INTEL. And the Mac doesnt have a 12 core cpu. It has two 6 core cpu. 6+6=12. The 8 core is made up of two quad core cpu. 4+4=8. Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors = 8core mac pro Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors = 12core mac pro Share hunter315 a c 193 à CPUs August 19, 2010 2:29:56 AM The 8 and 12 core macs are dual socket boards using Xeon processors usually. You could build a PC system with the same specs and it will perform identically. m 0 l Related resources Mac Pro 12 core vs PC - Forum 6 Cores vs 8 Cores - Forum Problem: Intel i7-4770k running on 3(6) cores instead of 4(8). - Forum AMD 8 core vs intel 6 cores? - Forum PC Freeze Fest knocks my CPU's cores down from 6 to 4 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Timop a b à CPUs August 19, 2010 2:30:44 AM Apple uses the same hardware from Intel, nothing magical at all. The Xeons they use can be bought from Newegg, Heres the Quad: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... With a sever board, you can go up to 64-cores with Xeons and 48-cores with Opterons on a single board. m 0 l iam2thecrowe a c 84 à CPUs August 19, 2010 2:37:02 AM mac make servers?? if so, what would you use it for? m 0 l Timop a b à CPUs August 19, 2010 2:39:27 AM iam2thecrowe said:mac make servers?? if so, what would you use it for? "Graphics design" Honestly people just but it because they like OSX/ uses Logic Pro/ or like the case. m 0 l tyrantt316 August 19, 2010 4:06:15 AM My fault guys, should have looked up how Apple make up their MACs...I've always been more PC focused. Yes, I know Intel also provides for Apple MACs. So when I've heard 8 and 12 core MACs on the regular, I was thinking that Intel had something made for them that wasn't common on the "PC" side... Just didn't look up on the MAC side to see they just include two CPUs. m 0 l randomizer a b à CPUs August 19, 2010 4:43:30 AM iam2thecrowe said:mac make servers?? if so, what would you use it for? FUGGER runs XtremeSystems on a Mac server m 0 l LePhuronn a b à CPUs August 19, 2010 5:05:32 PM OSX Server with Darwin media streaming used to be ace, now it's just nothing special with the big shift towards Flash video as the standard web video format. m 0 l tyrantt316 August 26, 2010 2:38:59 AM Best answer selected by tyrantt316. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAMD FX-9370 8-Core Black Edition 4.4Ghz Socket AM3 vs Intel Core i7-4960X Extreme 3.6Ghz Six Core 15MB Cache - Socket LGA2011 Forum SolvedDOES my pc config support future gamingamd fx 8350 8 cores 4.0 ghz processoramd radeon 7770 ddr5 1gb sapphire mother board gig Forum SolvedAMD fx 8150 8 cores vs AMD fx 4170 4 cores Forum SolvedCpu for the future? More cores vs core performance (Impact DirectX 12 with play of this) Forum Phenom 960t Dilemma - Overclock x4 Cores @4GHz - VS - Stock Settings x6 Cores @3GHz Forum Intel i5 4670k or AMD FX-8350 (8 vs 4 Cores for Next Gen) Forum 4 ghz 4 core's vs 3.6 ghz 6 cores Forum SolvedOld, do 4 cores at 3.3GHz = 12~ GHz? Forum Future mid range gaming PC. 8 or 4 cores? Forum new devils canyon i7 or wait for haswell e mid level chip with 6 cores and 12 threads Forum 6 cores vs 4 questions and thoughts Forum Could you suggest me some graphics card for my PC? My PC Configuration: Asrock DG31-VS2 Motherboard Dual Core @2.8 Ghz 4 Forum Solvedis it better to get 6 or 8 cores for gaming Forum SolvedIs there any way to actually make use of all these 6-8 cores Forum How many Cores can a pc get? ( I see Macs with 8?) Forum More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !