OWC Brings Processor Upgrades to Apple’s New Mac Pro

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OWC brought processor and memory upgrade options to Apple's new Mac Pro (2013) on Tuesday. The device can be built-to-order from Apple with an Intel Xeon 4, 6, or 8-core processor, but OWC is offering upgrades of 8, 10, and 12-core chips. According to the company, the upgrades are compliant with Apple's technical specifications, and they are fully tested and qualified.

Apple unveiled the Mac Pro in June of 2013 during its annual World Wide Developer Conference. The devices began shipping in later 2013, though they remain in short supply. While the devices come with either 4, 6, or 8 cores, OWC discovered that the processors were upgradeable in January.

The company's turn-key upgrade options include:

  • Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2 8-Core 2.6GHz* with 20MB Cache - $1498
  • Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 8-Core 3.3GHz with 25MB Cache - $2448
  • Intel Xeon E5-2690 v2 10-Core 3.0GHz* with 25MB Cache - $2396
  • Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 12-Core 2.7GHz with 30MB Cache - $2978

With the turn-key offer, your machine is shipped to OWC, upgrades are installed by OWC's own Apple certified technicians, then the Mac is returned. 

OWC also announced memory upgrades for the new Mac Pro up to 128GB.

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Processor upgrades on a Mac Pro? Be still our collective hearts at TMO. Oh, sure, any one of Apple's Mac Pro models is likely far faster than most of us could possibly need in the next several years, but a processor upgrade means we can have even MOAR!


John Dingler, artist

Heh! If only the stars would align propitiously.

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