Apple introduces the new Mac Pro
, General News
Posted: January 9, 2008 12:47PM
- Apple introduces the new Mac Pro desktop computer, which is probably one of the fastest pre-built computers you can buy at this point in time. The standard version features 8 processor cores clocked at 2.8GHz per core (dual Xeon's), 2GB of DDR2-800 ECC FB-Dimms, an ATI Radeon HD2600XT 256MB and a 320GB SATA2 drive. The customizing capabilities allow for some serious upgrades, starting with the processor. You can get two 3.2GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon processors, up to 32GB of RAM, and then you're faced with the choice of the video card. You might have wondered what the 2600XT was doing in there anyways, given the option of a NVIDIA 8800GT 512MB or a Quadro FX5600 1.5GB, but those two cards lack the Quad-Fire (4 cards in CrossFire) support. That's right, Apple is offering up to four (4) Radeon HD2600XT's in the Mac Pro. Equally amazing are the hard drive configuration options. There are a total of four 3.5" bays, which can be filled up with any combination of 500GB, 750GB, 1TB (1000GB) SATA2 drives, or you can also get up to four 300GB SCSI drives, operating at 15,000rpm. You also get the option between a 20", 23" or 30" Apple Cinema HD Display.