New Mac Pro announced

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  1. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    Apple has announced a new Mac Pro. It's their high-end productive machine. It will be available starting from August 2010. It can be purchased as a 4-core, 8-core or 12-core setup (12-core combines both).

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    It has the following specifications, according to Apple:

    CPU (8 core version)
    2x Intel Xeon E5620 “Westmere” 2.4 GHz
    12 MB L3 Cache for each CPU
    Up to 2.66 Ghz
    Hyper-Threading for 16 virtual cores

    CPU (quad-core version)
    Intel Xeon W3530 “Nehalem” 2.8 GHz
    8 MB L3 Cache
    Up to 3.06 GHz
    Hyper-Threading for 8 virtual cores

    Integrated memory Controller
    128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine
    64-bit data paths and registers

    Graphics
    • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB GDDR5 memory, PCI-Express 2.0, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x dual-link DVI.
    • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1 GB GDDR5 memory, PCI-Express 2.0, 2x Mini DisplayPort, 1x dual-link DVI.
    Option for two HD 5770 cards
    Up to six displays can be connected
    Resolution up to 2560x1600

    RAM (8/12 core setup)
    • For 2.4 GHz systems: 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    • For 2.66 GHz and 2.93 GHz systems: 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    8 memory slots (4 per CPU) up to 32 GB using 1GB, 2 GB or 4GB DIMMs

    RAM (quad-core setup)
    • For 2.8 GHz and 3.2 GHz systems: 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    • For 3.33 GHz systems: 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    4 memory slots up to 16 GB supporting 1GB, 2 GB and 4 GB DIMMS

    Storage
    Up to 8 TB of stoage. Using either or both:

    • 1 TB or 2 TB hard drives, SATA 3Gbit/s, 7200 rpm, 32 MB cache
    • 512 GB SSD drives, SATA 3Gbit/s
    Optional RAID card with 512 MB cache and 72 hour battery backup

    Optical
    One or two 18x SuperDrives

    Connections
    4 FireWire 800 ports (2 front, 2 rear)
    5 USB 2.0 ports (2 front, 3 rear)
    Front-Panel audio and internal speaker
    Digital input/output TOSLINK ports
    Analog stereo line-level input/output
    Multichannel audio through Mini DisplayPort

    Communications
    Built-in WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
    Two Gibabit ethernet ports

    PCI Express
    One PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
    Two PCI Express 2.0 x4 slots

    All slots support 16-lane cards.

    300W combined maximum output

    Pricing
    Quad-Core starting at $2499
    8 core starting at $3499
    12 core starting at $4999
     
  2. Sniper

    Sniper Administrator Staff Member

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    dam, every year the Mac Pro prices have gone up since I bought mine, anyway considering selling my Mac Pro to get the 27" iMac.
     
  3. RHochstenbach

    RHochstenbach Administrator Staff Member

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    THe only reason why I don't want an iMac is because I need to crawl over my desk to press the power button on the back of the screen. But they're getting more expensive all the time, especially the new Mac Mini.
     
  4. HardwareHunter

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    The price is pretty much explainable. Apple is doing a great job on the upgrades, I could not complain. I like the iMacs that came out too. The thing is, you can only get the the i5s and i7s on the 27" screen.
     
  5. edijs

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    Jesus, 12 cores? Jesus.
     
  6. HardwareHunter

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    I noticed that Macmall.com is now selling the 12 cores. Who would need 12 cores, holly molly! It's called the Westmere!
     

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