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The advertised clock speed with all 8 cores isn't 2.4 GHz though. According to Notebookcheck, it's actually 4.2 GHz.
Further info about the CPU: The processor clocks at between 2.4 - 5 GHz and can execute up to sixteen threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. The 5 GHz can only be reached using the "Thermal Velocity Boost" which allows one core to boost to 5 GHz (+200 MHz) as long as the CPU temperature is below 50°C. Multiple cores can be boosted +100 MHz below 50°C (not verified).
Sounds like heat is a real issue with this CPU. And all the other Intel CPUs.
lam92103 said:Don't include a GPU by default, so that we can just install our own and use it for gaming.Come on Apple, we need a non-overpriced MacProMini with Desktop level components, for normal people. It'll be a hit with the gaming crowd, developers and be a good general purpose computer.
Room for, say, 3 PCI cards, and a couple of NVMe sticks in a chassis a quarter of the volume of the current Mac Pro would be welcome. With so many components shrinking, it's time to shed some size from the traditional tower.