12-core Mac Pro configuration now on sale
Those customers waiting to order one of Apple’s recently revamped Mac Pros now have the full range of options at their disposal. On Monday, Apple added the 12-core model of the pro desktop to its online store as a third base configuration.
That base model sports two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processors, 6GB of RAM in six 1GB DIMMs, a 1TB hard drive, an 18x double-layer SuperDrive, and an ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory. That’s in addition to the Mac Pro’s usual niceties, such as 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless networking, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and more.
The 12-core configuration of the Mac Pro starts at $4999; customers can also upgrade to a faster pair of 2.93GHz 6-Core processors as a customize-to-order option, for an additional $1200. All three base configurations of the desktops are currently shipping within 7-10 business days; the 12-core option is available exclusively on Apple’s online store.
- Highly expandable
- Up to 24 virtual processing cores available to applications that can use them
- Many applications perform better with fewer-but-faster processors