12-core Mac Pro configuration now on sale

Macworld Australia Staff
10 August, 2010
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Those customers waiting to order one of Apple’s recently revamped Mac Pros now have the full range of options at their disposal. The company had announced two standard models, but when they were added to the store last night, Apple added the 12-core model of the pro desktop as a third base configuration.

The cheapest Mac Pro now goes for $3499 and features one 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processor, 3GB RAM in three 1GB DIMMs, a 1TB hard drive, an 18x double-layer SuperDrive, and an ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory. That’s in addition to the Mac Pro’s usual niceties, such as 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless networking, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and more.

The next model up, at $4899 has two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors, 6GB RAM in six 1GB DIMMs, and otherwise the same specs as the base model.

The 12-core model has the same specs as the $4899 model but features two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors. It’s priced at a cool $6,999. Customers can also upgrade to a faster pair of 2.93GHz 6-Core processors as a customise-to-order option, for an additional $1680.

All three standard configurations of the desktops are currently shipping within 7-10 business days; the 12-core option is available exclusively on Apple’s online store.

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