Apple Announces New Mac Pros With Up to 12 Cores, SSD Options

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    Apple today announced an update to its Mac Pro line, offering up to 12 cores of processing power for up to 50% greater performance than the previous generation. The new Mac Pro also ships with new ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics hardware, with the Radeon HD 5870 available as a build-to-order-option.

    Also available for the first time are standard display connectivity of two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port, as well as build-to-order options for 512 GB solid state drives (SSD).

    Base configurations include:

    - $2499: 1x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core / 3GB RAM / 1 TB HD
    - $3499: 2x 2.4 GHz Quad-Core / 6 GB RAM / 1 TB HD

    12-core options at either 2.66 GHz or 2.93 GHz push the starting price to $4999. All models are set to begin shipping in August.

    Article Link: Apple Announces New Mac Pros With Up to 12 Cores, SSD Options
     
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    Wooo! Finally!
     
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    Nice nice upgrade options but WOW what a price range!!
     

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    I just want to buy the 5870 for my 2008 Mac Pro.

    GL
     
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    about god damn time:)
     
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    It is announced in time for SC2 and will be ready in time for Catacylsm :)
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Wow, amazing, my predictions of only a CPU and GPU bump with the same price was correct.

    Hey, maybe I should predict these things more often!?
     
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    Woo hoo finally!

    But $4999? Dang man. That's a lot of cash.

    This was long over due.

    Do they have the rumored USB 3.0?
     
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    proboscisjoe

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    Mmm...

    ...how elite! ;)
     
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    That is one heck of a price.
     
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    12 cores

    12 cores is that enough? :rolleyes:
     
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    No more NVidia options
     
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    I'm a little disappointed the low end Mac Pro didn't really get that great of a refresh. I guess I wanted the low end to have six cores @ $2499 and the high end to have 8 @3499 with a BTO option of 12 cores. That would have been a much better value.
     
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    If 1000 of you guys sent me $5...I'd be very grateful :D
     
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    Phew. Now I have no excuses to not buy a Pro.

    But I really wish they would have done just a little something to tweak the external design. It isn't timeless, it looks just like what it is - 7 years old. Oh well.
     
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    Up for sale

    2008 Mac Pro 3,1
    Argggh now I have a decision to make. No USB 3 or possibility of lightpeak, higher prices for an 8 core (I won't go down to a quad core system), the graphics card is great, but overall undecided.


    2.8 8 core Xeon
    8 GB RAM (expandable to 32 GB)
    1 TB SATA drive, expandable to 8 TB internal SATA drives
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 512 GB, minidisplay port and DVI
    SATA optical super drive
    Wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse
    BRAND NEW LOGIC BOARD (nothing faulty, a plastic place holder for the graphics card broke off so they replaced it)
    Hmmmm, Blu Ray drive

    I'll even through in adobe CS5 Mastee Collection, Snow Leopard, iLife '09, iWork '09

    Thinking $2500?
    :p
     
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    No USB 3.0 and No FW1600, but AirPort is finally standard.
     
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    Looking at the UK site.. you US folks are getting the prices:

    No 12 core price up yet..
     
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    No USB3, that means ill sit this on out

    Very disappointing there is no USB3 or new Fire wire connections, not going to buy this generation.

    Btw, if i go to the online store now and try to configure a 12 core machine i cant, is the store updated at all?
    Don't see any SSD options either.
     
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    512 GB SSD. Holy crap! That's gotta be insanely expensive.
     
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    Yow

    Top end is too rich for me. Glad I went with Corei7 iMac last month.

    But I'd love a 12-core Mac Pro just to play with. I'd be spoiled for life in terms of what it could do. I predict lots of dissappointed folks though. They want a built-in holodeck and massively changed exterior for no good reason.
     
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    Or how about 5000 of you send me a dollar. It'd be cheaper that way. :cool:
     
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