Apple Announces Penryn Mac Pros and Xserve

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today revised the Mac Pro and Xserves with a new architecture and the recently released Penryn Processors. The Mac Pro combines two 45-nm Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2GHz and up to 4TB of internal storage. The standard 8-core configuration starts at $2799.
    The new Mac Pro features the latest Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400 series processors based on state-of-the-art 45nm Intel Core microarchitecture running up to 3.2 GHz, each with 12MB of L2 cache per processor. According to Apple, the 1600 MHz front side bus and 800 MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM memory achives a 61 percent increase in memory throughput.

    The new Mac Pro comes standard with the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with 256MB of video memory.

    The standard 8-core Mac Pro, with a suggested retail price of $2,799 (US), includes:

    - two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors with dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses;
    - 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM memory, expandable up to 32GB;
    - ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory;
    - 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
    - 16x SuperDrive(TM) with double-layer support (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW);
    - two PCI Express 2.0 slots and two PCI Express slots;
    - Bluetooth 2.0+EDR; and
    - ships with Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse.

    Apple also revised the Xserve today with the same architecture. Xserve standard configuration, with a suggested retail price of $2,999 (US), includes:

    - a single 64-bit 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Xeon processor with 12MB of L2 cache and a 1600 Mhz front side bus;
    - 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM RAM, expandable up to 32GB;
    - a single 80GB SATA Apple Drive Module;
    - dual Gigabit Ethernet on-board;
    - internal graphics;
    - two FireWire(R) 800 and three USB 2.0 ports; and
    - an unlimited client license for Mac OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard.

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  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Finally eh? Should make a lot of people very happy :)
  3. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    I don't know a whole lot about the graphic cards, but I get the feeling people are not going to be happy with the ATI 2600 card...

    [EDIT] Looks like you can get the 8800 GT card at 512 MB, so that should be fine for most people.

    Also, no Blu-Ray...looks like Apple is opting out of the format war still...
  4. FJ218700 macrumors 68000


    Mar 8, 2007
    Blue Dot, Red State
    excellent, more room in the keynote next week for drastically new products.
  5. scharf10 macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2007
    Yeah a lot of happy people probably. Unexpected though, I must say. And yeah what he said above me ^^^^.
  6. jrlcopy macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    The new ultra-thin aluminum Apple Keyboard now ships with every Mac Pro and built-in Bluetooth 2.0 makes it easy to reduce cable clutter with the optional Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple Wireless Mouse.

    Ugh, I don't like the thin keyboards.
    Is updated.
  7. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Only for the time it takes them to read the article, then they will likely complain about something else.
  9. jrlcopy macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    We will be happy with the optional NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB of video memory, or NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 with 1.5GB of video.
  10. viltsu macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2007
  11. iNev macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2005
  12. propropro macrumors regular

    Nov 29, 2004
    Macbook Pro

    They have not updated Macbook Pro now with Penryn... does it mean we will see more than a speed bump in Macworld?
  13. BillyShears macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2003
    Significance for MacWorld announcements

    They could be getting these updates out of the way so they have enough time at MacWorld to announce all the other updates. Or it could be because these products were so far out of date they needed to get them out ASAP.
  14. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    They didn't want to waste time at Macworld with a minor bump...nothing amazing is in the new Mac Pro, they just finally got the specs up to date.
  15. Wayfarer macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2007
  16. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

    Sep 25, 2004
    Woo hoo! Oh god.. forget Blu-Ray.. just get a separate BR drive and install it! Knowing Apple they would probably have made it an ultra-expensive option anyway.
  17. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    They are saving the important stuff for next week ;)
  18. gphoto macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    I guess this means bluray is still a few months away.
  19. paetrick macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    HAhahahahahaahahahahahahaha ATI radeon 2600 XT in the "standard" mac pro setup, IS THIS A JOKE?, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory sells for 120 dollars in my local pc-store....

    $2,799 with NO blue ray, and sucky graphics, I guess my hopes for macworld was for nothing, Im leaving apple now ! bye bye !!

    What are you really paying for ? 2799 for the processor alone I guess...
  20. fivepoint macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
    Everyone who was waiting for the new MacPros:
    Is this everything you wanted? What are you happy about, and what do you think the new MacPros are missing?

    Everyone else:
    Has Apple ever released stuff like this a week before Macworld? What does this mean for the Keynote? Are they leaving more time for more major important announcements?

    Also... and this is just for me... now that you've got your new MacPros, when are the new iMacs coming!?! :)
  21. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    The iMac update is months off...don't get excited. I'm actually surprised there is no new Cinema Displays. I really thought that the 23" would become 24" and they would have built in iSight.
  22. jrlcopy macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2007
    I would have liked a next gen 9000 series nvidia card, (ships for pc's in March), but other than that, A facelift would have been nice.
    But other than that, I am very happy. Ordering today!l

    P.S. very happy about everything being 8-cores, now hopefully this + my developers discount will get me quite far.
  23. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502


    Dec 8, 2005
    Nice hope they have better stuff to release at the Keynote! :)
  24. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

    Sep 25, 2004
    Wait.. how about they put a Celeron in there instead of the usual processors.. and instead stuff in 4 graphics cards so you can rejoice? Sheesh :rolleyes:

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