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The Octo-Core has landed!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:37 pm
by bennyling
Here ya go, you hardware geeks: screen captures of the newest Mac Pro - Sensors, Fans, and Processors, lots and lots of Processors...

So, first up, some specs:
Mac Pro
Dual Intel Xeon E5462 Quad Core (Eight cores total, 2.8Ghz, 12MB L2 Cache per processor, 1600MHZ FSB)
2GB 800MHZ ECC fully-buffered DIMM
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB
320GB SATAII, 7200 rpm; 8MB cache

All screenshots were made possible through the iStat Menu's app from iSlayer.com

So, the screens:
1. CPU @ 0%
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2. Fans @ 0% CPU
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3. Temps @ 0% CPU
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4. CPU @ 800% CPU
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5. Temps @ 800% CPU
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Impressed? I sure am.

Want to take your own screenshots of 100% CPU? Use the following command:

for a single-core machine:
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yes > /dev/null


for a dual-core machine:
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yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null


...

and for an 8-core machine:
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yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null & yes > /dev/null


Happy hardware!

Re: The Octo-Core has landed!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 9:56 am
by Darth Strawberry
in all reality when are you going to use all the cores? its like an old lady buying a veyron, just not worth it. maybe for a graphics or programmer dude/chick (gotta keep it polictically correct) but not for us in the day and age. sure it would be cool but totally un-necessary

Re: The Octo-Core has landed!

PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:54 pm
by bennyling
Unless, of course, you were running Crysis at 2560x1600.