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Apr 12, 2001

Back in June soon after Apple offered a sneak peek at the new Mac Pro, a Geekbench result from the new machine appeared revealing some performance information about the machine under its internal product code name of AAPLJ90,1. That machine was running a 12-core Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 at 2.7 GHz, representing what would be a high-end model of the machine.

Today, a new Geekbench result that appears to be a second legitimate Mac Pro has appeared, this time running a lower-end 8-core Intel Xeon E5-1680 v2 chip at 3.0 GHz. As with the previous Mac Pro seen on Geekbench, this new machine is running a custom internal build of OS X Mavericks, in this case Build 13A3010.

Exact Geekbench scores are not comparable between the two Mac Pro models, as the original one was benchmarked using Geekbench 2 and the new one was benchmarked under Geekbench 3, which uses a new baseline measure. The latest machine can, however, be compared to other Mac models tested using Geekbench 3.

On the 32-bit Multi-Core Geekbench 3 scoring, this new 8-core Mac Pro registers a score of 24429, on par with scores achieved by the higehst-end 2010 and 2012 Mac Pro models running dual 6-core processors for a total of 12 cores. The new Mac Pro also handily beats the Geekbench performance of earlier 8-core models.

While Geekbench can assess raw CPU and memory performance, Apple's new Mac Pro will also bring massive new graphics capabilities that can be leveraged for computational purposes. The new Mac Pro will come with dual AMD FirePro GPUs standard, giving users additional computational horsepower while being able to simultaneously drive up to three 4K displays.

Apple's new Mac Pro is scheduled for release this fall, but the company has yet to announced detailed specifications, pricing, or an exact release date.

Article Link: Apple's New 8-Core Mac Pro Shows Up in Benchmarks


macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2011
Ill stick to xbox one, ps4 and iMac for gaming. Until Apple finally starts working companies to have games optimized for OSX

The Samurai

macrumors 68020
Dec 29, 2007
But does it come with a grater and in different colours?

That'll be the killer deal.


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macrumors 6502
Feb 4, 2002
Atlanta, GA
Any word on an updated Display to match the new Mac Pro design? According to the buyers guide, it's been 743 days since an update.


macrumors 6502a
Mar 18, 2005
Yay! I'm sticking with my guess that it will be released at the same time as OS X Mavericks.

Though depending on pricing the new iMac's are pretty capable. Single core benchmarks are not much different (which is really to be expected).


macrumors 6502
Jan 15, 2009
Vancouver, BC
Have you looked on the mac app store? Top selling apps are always games. People don't buy macs anymore for productivity. They buy them to game on apparently.

Well the Mac App Store doesn't sell many of the best productivity apps, and they tend to cost much more than games. It's not a gaming machine anyways.


macrumors 6502a
Feb 11, 2009
just west of Idaho
Wow. The new low-end Mac Pro appears to be on a par with the previous high-end Mac Pro. That sounds delicious! Now let's hope the new low-end price is comparable to the previous low-end price, and I might consider jumping on board.


May 10, 2004
So what will the whiners complain about now that a single CPU is as fast as previous dual CPUs?

I'm sure they will find something...

That you can't configure it with 24 or 48 cores, of course. Reasonable requirement.
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