Mac Pro Xeon/2.26GHz (8 Cores)

by Apple

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Mac Pro Quad-Core/3.7GHz (Late 2013)

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Pros
  • New Nehalem microprocessor
  • Easier to upgrade internal components
  • Lower price
  • Impressive multi-core performance
  • Dual workstation-class GPUs
  • Fast internal storage
  • Plenty of external-expansion options
  • Compact, attractive design
  • Quiet and relatively cool
  • Many internal components upgradeable
  • Impressive multi-core performance
  • Dual workstation-class GPUs
  • Fast internal storage
  • Plenty of external-expansion options
  • Compact, attractive design
  • Quiet and relatively cool
  • Many internal components upgradeable
Cons
  • Most routine apps perform better with fewer, faster processors
  • Single-core performance not substantially better (and sometimes worse) than that of other current Macs
  • No internal expansion options
  • Single-core performance not substantially better (and sometimes worse) than that of other current Macs
  • No internal expansion options, Higher-end configurations quickly get expensive
At A Glance

The new Mac Pros, with their cutting-edge Nehalem processor technology, are able to execute more tasks at a faster clip, despite lower processor speeds. And their new internal design makes adding hard drives, memory cards, and PCI Express 2.0 cards easier than ever. That said, this model was out-performed by the 2.66GHz quad-core Mac Pro, which costs $300 less.

Specs

Processor

Processor type Intel Xeon Quad-Core 5500 Intel Xeon E5  
Processor speed 2.26  MHz    

Display

Included monitor No    

Graphics

Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GT 120 dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs  
Graphics Type   Discrete  

General Information

UPC Code 885909235803    

Ports and Connections

Available Interfaces Bluetooth|DVI (dual link)|Mini DisplayPort HDMI|Line Out 1/8|Thunderbolt 2.0|USB 3.0  
Ethernet Type   10/100/1000 Mbps  
Wireless connection   802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n|Bluetooth  

Memory

Memory type DDR3 DDR3  
Memory speed   1866.0  MHz  

Other Features

Devices Keyboard|Mouse    

Case

Chassis style Tower Tower (Midsize)  

Storage

Drive 1 type   Solid-State Drive  

Dimensions

Height   9.9  inches  

Performance

Macworld Labs

SpeedMark 6 Score

206.0    
iTunes 7.5

0:47    
Cinema 4D XL 8.5

206    
Photoshop CS3

0:36    
iMovie HD 6

0:34    
Tested Configuration

Mac OS X 10.5.6 with 6GB of RAM    
Quake 4

70.8fps    
Cinema 4D XL 10.5

0:13    
Compressor

0:57