- Strong storage options
- Dual enhanced quad-core processors
- Faster memory and frontside bus
- Doubled PCI Express specifications
- Faster video cards
- Limited storage and RAM on default model
At A Glance
This standard configuration replaces the two dual-core 2.66GHz Xeon chips on the preceeding Mac Pro offering with a pair of quad-core 2.8GHz processors. Other changes include a bigger hard drive, more installed RAM (not to mention double the RAM capacity), and a new graphics card. In addition to this standard configuration, Apple offers several build-to-order models, from a single quad-core 2.8GHz machine to dual quad-core Mac Pros with 3GHz and 3.2 GHz processors.
Eight-core processing power was once only top-of-the-line. Now it comes standard. This time around, performance is more phenomenal than ever ? up to two times faster than the previous standard-configuration Mac Pro.1 And with the multicore technology enhancements of Mac OS X Leopard, the Mac Pro is a force to be reckoned with.
|Processor type||Intel Xeon|
|Processor speed||2800.0 MHz|
|Primary Graphics Chipset||ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT|
|Ports and Connections|
|Motherboard Chipset||Intel 5000X Chipset|