New Mac Pro: 12 Cores, 27″ LED, 16GB RAM

Apple has overhauled its long forgotten Mac Pro lineup.

Apple has brought some massive upgrades to Mac Pros, which make them the most powerful Desktop Computers around. Revised Mac Pro workstations come along with option of 27″ LED Cinema IPS Display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution.

The core horsepower lies with the fact that the top model comes with up to 12 Xeon processing cores in a dual-CPU configuration(featuring the latest quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors), up to 4 512GB SSD drives, and top-end ATI Radeon GPUs.

Processor: Apple now offers 2.8GHz quad-core Xeon W3530 processor with 8MB of L2 cachegoing right up to the top-end option of a 3.33GHz 6-core Xeon W3680 with 12MB of L2 cache, which is based on 32nm Westmere Processors. As far as RAM is concerned, it goes from 3GB of 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, right upto 16GB.

Graphics / GPU: Featuring the top of the line ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port.

HDD: 1TB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive or up to four 512GB solid state drives or up to four 1TB or 2TB SATA hard drives; a Mac Pro RAID card; dual-channel or quad-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card

DVD: 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);

Connectivity: Four PCI Express 2.0 slots; five USB 2.0 ports; four FireWire 800 ports; two Gigabit Ethernet ports; AirPort Extreme 802.11n WiFi; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports; and analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks.

KeyBoard, Mouse: Mac Pro is supplied with an Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad and a wireless Magic Mouse, but options include the new Magic Trackpad—capable of multitouch gestures, a wired Apple Mouse, and the wireless Apple Keyboard.


Apple expects the new Mac Pros to be available in August, and they are not currently available to order. However, single-CPU Quad-core Mac Pro will start at $2,499, while 8-core machines start at $3,499. If you are an Hardcore user your 12-core models start at $4,999.

Apart from that, the New beautiful 27″ LED Cinema Display will be available in early September for $999.

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