Is 2012 mac pro get new model identifier(Macpro6,1)?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Amethyst, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Amethyst macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    Is it get new model number?

    If yes may be we can flash it firmware to 4,1 , 5,1.
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Why? It's the same X58 board. Same everything as 5,1. Even if they did something boneheaded like change some text in the model ID. What would you want new firmware to accomplish? Any 2010-201x with 5,1 firmware can use the last greatest LGA1366 available. Nothing beyond that because, you know, socket changed. Probably they call them 5,2.
  3. Amethyst, Jun 14, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012

    Amethyst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    4,1 use same board with 5,1 right? Why early snow leopard 5,1 boot 64 bit by default but not on 4,1. I expect something like that.
  4. derbothaus macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Again. They are the exact same. 2010 is the exact same as 2012. No change. 4,1 was X58 but needed to have a flash so they could use Westmere. At 5,1 you again have X58 but already can use Westmere. The 2012 offers...X58 and Westmere. Westmere was the last LGA1366 processor branding. I bet you can install 10.6.8 on them as well if that is where you are going with this? If not it would be artificially stoopid on Apples part as most enterprises still use 10.6.8. Because it is superior in every way for desktop use.
  5. Amethyst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    Ok! I known there're no different in the hardware support between 2010 and 2012, But in the future. May be there are something apple serve different. As i suggest you. 64-bit kernel default on 5,1.

    Now this number looking small. but in the future if apple crazy and kill the support for 5,1 from their latest OS (10.9, 10.10 as 5,1 mac pro runs for 5++ years and 6,1 mac pro run just 3 years) flashing firmware can be solve it.
  6. saulinpa macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2008
    Mac Pros are the only Macs left without Internet Recovery built in. Maybe a 5,2 will include that?
  7. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    I sure hope NOT.

    Apple does enough catering to unskilled consumers as it is.

    Please (Apple) leave those of us who know how to use one alone.
  8. Amethyst thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    If there doesn't change model identifier it's great!!
    The owner of 4,1 (flash 5,1) and 5,1 can be sure
    about 4+ years latest software support without doing anything

    but if it change. i think we can flash that firmware easily.

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