12 Core MacPros are here!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by JesterJJZ, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    $6199 for the 2.93Ghz dodeca, for those who are curious.

    Anyone in a region where it isn't 1:45 in the morning want to check on local availability?
     
  2. PenguinMac macrumors member

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    $3699 for the 6-core! Can't wait to order it....
     
  3. Raidenz macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I think that's what I'm gonna order as well and just bump the ram and get the 5870 card. Seems to be the best deal.
     
  4. -SD- macrumors 6502

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    The 4, 8 and 12 core systems are listed on the US site. The 6 core is available as a BTO option for the single quad.

    Strangely though, only the 12 core is showing up on the UK site (£3999.01), even though it states 'from £1999' on the front page. There's also a mistake in the GPU options where it still mentions the HD 4870.

    I'm sure these mistakes will be rectified shortly.

    :apple:
     
  5. iCaleb macrumors 6502

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  6. Foggy macrumors 6502a

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    Click the New Mac Pro box to get to the proper page. 6 core chip is £960 premium.
     
  7. trankdart macrumors member

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    My 6-core order's in. Standard 3G memory & 5770, 2TB hard drive, trackpad, second optical drive. 7-10 business day's to ship. Might get it by the end of August, who knows. Depends on China.

    I'm even glad to be getting the new Westmere AES hardware acceleration instructions. TrueCrypt, the high-quality FREE open-source encryption application, already uses them on the Mac in its current version 7.0.

    http://www.truecrypt.org/
     
  8. iWolf00 macrumors member

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    COOOL and powerful, but pricey; it is like driving with 12v car. :cool:

    Its price can go beyond $17,000 if you ordered 4 SSD :D;
    Hello Bank I need a loan for the new 12v MP! :rolleyes:
     
  9. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    [​IMG] China saids that it will be shipped a little sooner than 7 days. ;)
     
  10. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know where I can compare the old GT120 v new 5770 and 5870. Need to know whether to upgrade card or sell and buy whole machine...
     
  11. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    GT120 is junk compared to those two cards. The 5770 is the same performance as the 4870, and the 5870 flies in circle round that.
     
  12. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks peskaa, I want the 5870 then - and at £369 here in uk to buy as a kit but only £170 to upgrade at purchase I may be better to bite the bullet sell my 2.26 and buy a brand new machine...
     
  13. trankdart macrumors member

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    Thanks China!!!!!!!!!

    But I'll believe it when I see the tracking number. :)

    TD
     
  14. mism macrumors member

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    Order placed (after having to phone the bank to tell them it was me).

    Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” (12 cores)
    8 GB (4 x 2 GB)
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB

    I am equal parts excited and scared of what I've just spent...
     
  15. iWolf00 macrumors member

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    How can 4870 has same performance as 5770? The 5770 has 1Gb, while the 4870 has 512Mb. it shall be faster by 30% at least from 4870
     
  16. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    What planet are you on?
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/radeon-hd-5770-review-test/14

    VRAM isn't the be-all and end-all, clock speeds and architecture mean a lot as well. Take a look at that article, and you'll see that the 5770 1GB and the 4870 1GB score exactly the same (32). Apple's 4870 is a stock 512MB, so drop a few points. VRAM makes very little impact on overall scores though.
     
  17. studiox macrumors regular

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    Do you guys think there might a difference in PSU spec. between the single-cpu build and the multi?

    Im think about getting a 3.3 6.core ONE cpu and just add another one myself.
    Could the motherboards be different? Ie. they have blocked the 2:th CPU socket?
    Could they have installed at weaker power supply in the 1xCPU Mac Pro?

    Just curious :)
     
  18. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    There's no 2nd socket on the single cpu MP's (aside from the early generation).
     
  19. glassbathroom macrumors 6502

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    I've just ordered a 12 core 2.66GHz Mac Pro from the UK store. It is showing a 23rd August ship date. Delivery by 1st September. I can't wait.

    Let's hope they are pessimistic with the ship times.
     
  20. trankdart macrumors member

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    My order placed in U.S. store also shows ship Aug. 23. Delivery Aug. 26. Yes it would be nice if they're maxing out the ship date estimates. I guess all orders are getting estimated on the long end of the "7-10 business days". I guess this one goes to eleven. We can hope that the first few thousand that were placed with in minutes after the store went back up will be assembled first.

    TD
     
  21. glassbathroom macrumors 6502

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    Hey TD,

    I was dreading a run of abusive posts along the lines of "why waste your money" etc etc. Maybe it will come. Glad to know that others are happy enough to order now. By the way, the Apple Store estimate for ship in the UK is "2 weeks" rather than the US "7-10 business days". Now I know there is not much difference there, but I suspect Apple will try and get the US orders out first anyway. It looks like you have slightly quicker shipping too.
     
  22. Vylen macrumors 65816

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    I hope so too. For me, delivery date 30th of August. That's quite the wait.

    Oh, and in their rush to get these out the door - I hope they take great care in doing so as well :p
     
  23. mism macrumors member

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    Let them post! I can't wait to see 24 iStat graphs all full up as I set the beast to work :D

    Oddly I've got ships 23rd, delivered 27th (am also in the UK). I guess they have to give the most pessimistic estimate, fingers crossed for faster.
    Apple's UK shipping has been poor as long as I can remember. When you spend this much on a computer 24 hr shipping should be standard (there will always be something to moan about I guess ;) ).
     
  24. glassbathroom macrumors 6502

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    Hi Mism,

    I forgot to mention I ordered a printer as well on the rebate. They will have to meet up before they ship to me. This always adds a few days on to the order. I am guessing that you just ordered the Mac Pro.

    Even on the iPhone they were advertising "Fast Shipping" and they took at a week to be shipped.
     

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