January 8, 2008

New Mac Pro and XServe using Intel Penryn Chips

Category: Apple,Tech News — EclipseEmpire @ 11:34 am

Apple today revised the MacPro and XServe 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 is the fastest Mac we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With 3.2 GHz 8-core Xeon processing, a 1600 MHz front side bus and 800 MHz memory, the new Mac Pro uses the fastest Intel Xeon architecture on the market.”

The new Mac Pro features the latest Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400 series processors based on 45nm Intel Core (Penryn) 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.  This also means great deals are coming on the Xeon line check out  MacMall.com – The #1 Apple Direct Reseller  for details.  For deals on all Macs, check out http://Mac-4-Less.com 

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