Apple Announces 8-core Mac Pro - Lowers Prices on Cinema Displays

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Apr
04

By: switchtoamac at: 8:01 AM on April 4, 2007 | Comments (0)

On Wednesday April 4, 2007 Apple Inc. announced Quad-core or 8-core all Xeon based Mac Pro workstations.  Every Mac Pro ships with the power of two multi-core Intel Xeon processors.  The company also lowered the prices on the Cinema Displays.

8-core Mac Pro
Buyers can choose two 3.0GHz quad-core “Clovertown” processors — the fastest quad-core Xeon processors available from Intel giving users groundbreaking 8-core power.  According to Apple, the 3.0GHz 8-core system runs up to 2x faster than the Power Mac G5 Quad. 

Other options include quad-core systems with a pair of dual-core “Woodcrest” processors at 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, or 3.0GHz.  So regardless of the Mac Pro model chosen an 8-core or quad-core Intel Xeon system will deliver advanced performance, workstation graphics, and expansion flexibility.

8-core Mac Pro features include:

  • Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 series processors
  • Intel Core microarchitecture Intel Xeon
  • 8MB of L2 cache per processor (16MB total; each pair of cores shares 4MB)
  • 128-bit SSE3 vector engine
  • 64-bit data paths and registers
  • Energy efficiency optimization
  • 1.33GHz, 64-bit dual independent frontside buses

Quad-core Mac Pro features include:

  • Two 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, or 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors
  • Intel Core microarchitecture
  • 4MB of shared L2 cache per processor (8MB total)
  • 128-bit SSE3 vector engine
  • 64-bit data paths and registers
  • Energy efficiency optimization
  • 1.33GHz, 64-bit dual independent frontside buses

Mac Pro Guide
Be sure to read our Mac Pro Guide at the Switch To A Mac Guides.


Cinema Display Prices Lowered

Now starting at $599 US, Apple Cinema Displays are a perfect match for the Mac Pro.  The displays feature the same anodized aluminum enclosure found on the Mac Pro and the two look great side-by-side.  Prices are as follows:

  • $599 for the 20-inch Cinema
  • $899 for the 23-ince Cinema HD
  • $1799 for the 30-inch Cinema HD


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