Details on New Mac Pro and MacBook Pro Specs Surface, Retina Notebook Still Under Wraps [Updated]

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    9to5Mac reports that it has obtained details on the configurations of the Mac Pro and MacBook Pro to be released later today, with specifics on a number of accessories also appearing. The list is not complete, however, as it does not include details on the thinner Retina-display notebook, which is believed to be coming as a third member of the MacBook family, or the MacBook Air.

    As previously noted, the Mac Pro is set to arrive in three separate stock configurations: two standard and one server. There have long been rumors of a case redesign, but so far only specs of the base models are known.
    Oddly, the ATI Radeon HD 5770 is the stock graphics card included on the current, nearly two-year old Mac Pro. Apple would be expected to use a much newer graphics card option in its revised machines.

    On the MacBook Pro side, the report points to four stock models, two each in 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch sizes. These machines are thought to be upgraded versions of the existing design, lacking a Retina display. Photos of what is claimed to be the graphics hardware on the logic board of the 15-inch MacBook Pro appeared just a short time ago, showing an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics chip with 1 GB GDDR5 graphics memory.
    The report notes that the thinner "MacBook Pro" models with a Retina display are still expected to be introduced, with an analyst report from a few days ago having specifically claimed that they would be arriving alongside the existing MacBook Pro form factor for the time being. Details on the new Retina-capable notebook do, however, remain unknown. The MacBook Air is also expected to be gaining an update later today, and details on those models are not yet available either.

    Apple will also be releasing a number of new accessories today, and the report indicates that these will include an updated AirPort Express, new USB SuperDrive, and a Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter. Apple may also be revising its MagSafe power connection standard, with new accessories related to that change making an appearance.

    Update: As several readers have noted, not only is the inclusion of an old graphics card on the Mac Pro a strange detail, but the listed processors do not even exist at the appropriate price and performance points in the Sandy Bridge E Xeon E5 line of Intel processors Apple is expected to use. 9to5Mac's pre-launch spec sources have generally been very accurate in recent years, but they appear to be off this time on at least the Mac Pro models.

    Article Link: Details on New Mac Pro and MacBook Pro Specs Surface, Retina Notebook Still Under Wraps [Updated]
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Feed Me

    Jan 7, 2012
    Location Location
    Please for the love of god make the MacBook Pros retina
  3. macrumors regular

    Feb 25, 2011
  4. macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2011
    So we are going to get a MacPro with 3-years old graphics card and non-existent processors... Crap!
  5. macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2010
    I would like it better if they would've updated all new macs from now on as retina compatible. But, still, good to see retina is still rumored! After all the rumors I will not settle for anything less than retina(I'm addicted after buying iPhone 4S and iPad 3rd gen) and I don't wanna wait forever!
  6. macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2002
    Washington, DC.
    Retina as BTO?

    I would guess that retina will be a built to order option if this report is correct. 9to5 Mac is usually pretty reliable.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Sep 1, 2004
    That can't be right. Mac Pro with the same graphics card as the 2 year old base model?? :eek:
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2008
  9. theSeb, Jun 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012

    macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    Please check what you're regurgitating from 9to5 for heaven's sake!! :mad:

    Radeon 5770? A 3 year old card? Look, Apple does not always use the latest and greatest, but to reuse the same card that's been the entry-level in the Mac Pro since 2010 would be a new low.

    3.2GHz quad-core processor? There is no such processor in the Sandy Bridge Xeon line-up. There is a 3.2 Quad core Nehalem, but you can buy it right now in the 2010 Mac Pro.

    It's more likely to be a 3.6 GHz Quad (E5-1620) or the 3.2 Hex (E5-1650)

    2.4GHz 12-core ? There is no such thing in the model line-up that one would expect Apple to use

    In the Sandy Bridge Xeon line-up you can get a 2.4 8 core (E5-2665) , which is ridiculously expensive, thus it would be a 16 core model (2x8) or you can get a 2.3 6 core. The 2.3 6 core (E5-2630) is less than half the price of the 2.4 8 core.

    The 2.4 8 core costs about $1440. The 2.3 6 core costs about $612. Thus you won't see the 8 core in the entry-level dual CPU configuration. It's more likely to be a 2.3 12 core using the E5-2630 x 2.

    At least try to get the basic facts right. Seriously, you guys.

    Edit: I acknowledge that there is an E3 3.2 Quad Core, which was released in April 2011 and there is even an Ivy Bridge E3 3.2 Quad Core released recently, but it wouldn't make sense for Apple to suddenly start using the E3 series. The performance benefit from the 2010 models would not be worth it.

    There is a 2.4 GHz 6 core, but it's the E5-4610, which is designed for 4 CPU systems and costs about $1219.

    Those processor choices do not make sense based on previous trends.

    Edit2: There is another thing that I've completely forgotten about...

    The E5 - 24## series and specifically the E5-2440, which is 6 core 2.4 and costs about $832 each and supports dual CPU configurations. The 24## series runs lower TDP than the 26## and is meant to be the more light weight version. But this is designed for servers, rather than workstations, as per Umbongo.


  10. macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2012
    Let there be Retina!

    I wish this is all true (ignoring the last terrible "leak")
  11. Rilution, Jun 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    Jun 4, 2012
    Deventer, the Netherlands
    I do hope Apple has something more exciting in store today than this...
  12. macrumors member


    Apr 1, 2012
  13. macrumors 68000


    Aug 7, 2011
    Liverpool, UK
    At present I am minded to treat some of the output from 9to5mac with suspicion. Things just don't add up particular rumours of a new macbook range, the mac pro spec and the lack of iMac refresh.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2011
    Retina will make an appearance; built to order or otherwise.
  15. macrumors regular


    Jan 3, 2010
    London, UK, \m/
    hmm... not sure what to make out of this, I guess I'll just wait for the announcements.

    I have late 2009 13.3" macbook pro but replaced HDD with SSD and swapped 2GB of RAM with 4GB.

    What I'd love to have though is 13.3" Air with a Quad core (I'm a web developer and for several virtual machines more cores would be preferred). It looks like I won't be upgrading as yet. Don't want 15" laptop, have 15" MBP at work and that's where it stays - too big and heavy to be carried around.

    Or at least if they update 13.3" MBP with a Quad core... But no point for me to switch from 2 cores to slightly faster 2 cores.
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 25, 2010

    Yeah these specs and 9to5's "leaked" list seems bogus in part. Mac pro cant come with the above listed specs
    Should have put a * caution comment on here

    Where the hell are the imacs.
  17. macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2009
    New Zealand
    New MagSafe power connection seems very interesting :D
    I'm so excited about the new MacBook :) My credit card is ready Apple!
  18. macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    My god someone better be wrong about the 5770!
  19. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2010
    I love how fans jump on the bandwagon of a particular feature, build up their own expectations and then complain when it's not even introduced. Macrumors is certainly food for the brain!
  20. macrumors regular

    Feb 20, 2012
    old-looking with patehtic upgrades of 13 and 15 in. Macbook Pro alongside with a thinner, retina 15 in. Macbook Pro?! Really?! I dont think so... Why can't Apple just make ALL 13, 15 and 17 in. Macook Pro's thinner with retina displays?
  21. macrumors 6502


    Apr 18, 2010
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2008
    The Macbook Pro specs seems very typical Apple (not giving us stock SSD). Happy for the 8gb RAM stock and GeForce GT 650M. Hoping for great battery figures with this generation.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Nov 12, 2006
    Good Gooooooooooood

    I Can feel Your Anger!

    It gives you focus!

    makes you strongerrrrrrrrr!:cool:
  24. macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2012
    Seems like 99% of the time the rumor sites are just regurgitating rubbish to keep the beast moving along......
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2010
    We'll see in seven hours time.

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