Apple Launches New Mac Pro With Up to 12 Processing Cores

Written By Sam on 28 July 2010
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Apple has announced a new Mac Pro line with 12 processing cores. Claiming up to 50 percent greater performance than the previous generation, with amazing performance and expandability this Pro line includes latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512GB solid-state drives (SSD).

Running at speeds up to 3.33 GHz, these multi-core processors use a single die design and share up to 12MB L3 cache to improve efficiency while increasing processing speed. Many features like Turbo Boost, integrated memory controller, dynamically boost processor, Hyper-Threading and reduced memory latency makes these processors more superior than their predecessors. Coming with ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics processor with 1GB of memory, Mac Pro enables users to comfortably configure-to-order ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of memory. Every Mac Pro comes with Apple’s innovative Magic Mouse and customers can also order Apple’s new Magic Trackpad as an option and they can order 512GB SSD as well. The new quad-core Mac Pro will be priced $2,499 (US) whereas the 8-core Mac Pro is will be retailed for $3,499 (US). Expected to be available in August through the Apple Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers.

Features of new quad-core Mac Pro

  • one 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3530 processor with 8MB of fully-shared L3 cache;
  • 3GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory, expandable up to 16GB;
  • 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory;
  • two Mini DisplayPorts and one DVI (dual-link) port (adapters sold separately);
  • 1TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • four PCI Express 2.0 slots;
  • five USB 2.0 ports and four FireWire 800 ports;
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n;
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; and
  • Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad and Magic Mouse.

Features of 8-core Mac Pro

  • Two 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5620 processors with 12MB of fully-shared L3 cache per processor;
  • 6GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory, expandable up to 32GB;
  • 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory;
  • two Mini DisplayPorts and one DVI (dual-link) port (adapters sold separately);
  • 1TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
  • four PCI Express 2.0 slots;
  • five USB 2.0 ports and four FireWire 800 ports;
  • AirPort Extreme 802.11n;
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; and
  • Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad and Magic Mouse

Configure-to-order options include

  • one 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3565 processor for the quad-core Mac Pro;
  • one 3.33 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon W3680 processor for the quad-core Mac Pro;
  • two 2.66 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon X5650 processors (12-cores) for the 8-core Mac Pro;
  • two 2.93 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon X5670 processors (12-cores) for the 8-core Mac Pro;
  • two ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards with 1GB of GDDR5 memory;
  • one ATI Radeon HD 5870 card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory;
  • up to 16GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory for the quad-core Mac Pro;
  • up to 32GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory for the 8-core Mac Pro;
  • up to four 512GB solid state drives (SSD); or
  • up to four 1TB or 2TB Serial ATA hard drives running at 7200 rpm;
  • Mac Pro RAID card;
  • dual-channel or quad-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card; and
  • up to two 18x SuperDrives with double-layer support.

One Response to “Apple Launches New Mac Pro With Up to 12 Processing Cores”

  1. Apple Memory says:

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