Apple Mac Pro goes eight-core

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 04 2007 @ 15:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
As expected, Apple today unveiled new Mac Pro systems with quad-core Intel Xeon "Clovertown" processors.

Apple offers a quad-core version with two dual-core Xeon "Woodcrest" processors and an eight-core system with two quad-core Xeon "Clovertown" chips.
Eight cores or four
Opt for the 8-core Mac Pro and you get the power of two Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Clovertown” processors running at 3.0GHz. Or choose a quad-core Mac Pro featuring two Dual-Core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors and decide how fast they fly: 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, or 3.0GHz. At 3.0GHz, the quad-core Mac Pro runs up to 2x faster than the Power Mac G5 Quad.1

Unparalleled expansion
Mac Pro accommodates up to four drives and 3TB of storage, offers eight DIMM slots to fill with up to 16GB of RAM, and provides up to two SuperDrives. It also gives you four PCI Express slots and lots of I/O options for ultimate flexibility.

Killer Graphics
Looking for high-performance workstation graphics? You’ve come to the right place. Three graphics card options let you choose the card that meets your specific needs. And every one lets you connect up to two displays, including at least one 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display.
Pricing starts at $2,200 for the cheapest 2x dual-core Xeon setup.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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