Mac Pro Gets Nehalem Processor

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Apple introduced new Mac Pro models on Tuesday that sport Intel's "Nehalem" Xeon processors and a new system architecture. The Mac Pro is available in quad-core and 8-core configurations with processors running at up to 2.93GHz.

Apple's new Mac Pro

The quad-core Mac Pro includes a single 2.66Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3500 processor with 8MB of L3 cache, 3GB RAM expandable up to 8GB, Nvidia GeForce GT 120 graphics with 512MB memory, a 640GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s hard drive, four PCI Express 2.0 slots, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, an 18x SuperDrive, five USB 2.0 ports, four FireWire 800 ports, Mini DisplayPort and DVI (dual-link) video ports, keyboard and Mighty Mouse for US$2,499.

The 8-core Mac Pro includes two 2.66Ghz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5500 processor with 8MB of L3 cache, 6GB RAM expandable up to 32GB, Nvidia GeForce GT 120 graphics with 512MB memory, a 640GB 7200RPM SATA 3Gb/s hard drive, four PCI Express 2.0 slots, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, an 18x SuperDrive, five USB 2.0 ports, four FireWire 800 ports, Mini DisplayPort and DVI (dual-link) video ports, keyboard and Mighty Mouse for US$3,299.

New Mac Pro on the inside.

Apple is also offering a 2.93GHz processor built to order options.

The new Mac Pro models are scheduled to be available in Apple's retail and online stores in about a week.

 

Comments

ilovemacs

Wow…I want one

ilovemacs

WOW..I want one..

PSMacintosh

All those ports, but Apple doesn’t throw in one eSATA port in either model!?!

(USB and FW devices could be daisy-chained, so one of those ports could be given up if space was an issue.)

Someone just isn’t thinking ahead….or caring about the future.

I guess one would have to go to all the trouble and expense to use a PCI slot to get eSATA.

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Otherwise, these Pros look fast (assuming the BUS is fast).

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Mighty Mouse? ( I’ll have to look that one up.)

When is Apple going to come out with a stand-alone glass trackpad…or mouse?

ilovemacs

let’s be glad apple came out with a new one…it’s about time!

ilovemacs

now all we need now is snow leopard/fcs3…..what do u all think?

sher

does anyone know if the new Nehalem processor will also be introduced to MacBook Pro ? I mean, is it a heavy duty processor for Servers or can it ultimately fall in a laptop?  If yes, then when (since I need to buy a MacBook Pro).

Also, when do you think is Snow Leopard being released ?

ilovemacs

I think we will see SL/FCS3….in two to three weeks…..we will see?
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Michael

Does anyone think Snow Leopard will be free?

ilovemacs

only freehole nj is free

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