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Apple Releases 8 Core Mac Pro Hydra Head Monster - Just The Facts


This morning Apple quietly released a 3GHz 8 core model of the Mac Pro. You can configure this machine any way you like, we provide the basic stats below. This is essentially the same Mac Pro with a bigger brain. Estimated performance is a multiprocessor score of approximately 3126 and a single processor score of 493 using CineBench 9.5.

Mac Pro 8 Core Specs - $3,997
Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 series processors
8MB of L2 cache per processor (16MB total; each pair of cores shares 4MB)
1.33GHz, 64-bit dual independent frontside buses
1GB (2 x 512MB) memory
667MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory
Eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (four slots per card) supporting up to 16GB of main memory
256-bit-wide memory architecture
Double-wide, 16-lane PCI Express graphics slot
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT with 256MB of GDDR2 SDRAM, one single-link DVI port, and one dual-link DVI port
Multiple graphics card configurations including two, three, or four NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT cards
Support for up to eight displays
Support for digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels; dual-link DVI ports support up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
Support for analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels
Two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames
Four independent 3Gb/s Serial ATA cable-free, direct-attach hard drive bays; four internal hard drive carriers included
250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 8MB cache
16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
One open optical drive bay for optional second SuperDrive
Two FireWire 800 ports (one on front panel, one on back panel)
Two FireWire 400 ports (one on front panel, one on back panel)
Five USB 2.0 ports (two on front panel, three on back panel)
Front-panel headphone minijack and speaker
Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports
Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks
Three open full-length PCI Express expansion slots
Configurable bandwidth and mechanical support for 16-lane cards
300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots
Weight (standard configuration): 42.4 pounds (19.2 kg)
Configurable up the wazoo ...

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