After more than a year and a half of waiting without an upgrade, the new Mac Pro comes with a performance that takes its hat off – a performance only worthy of the team it is.
Although again the external design does not change, neither does the internal design (which was modified in the last version). All the new features come along with its performance, some of the most remarkable are
- Depending on our budget, we can choose 4, 6, 8 or 12-core processing configurations. All processors are Xeon models although in their low range they are Nehalem, the old models, and in their expensive version (6, 8 and 12 cores) they are Westmere 32nm. The new processors also support Turbo Boost technology, so they can increase their speeds up to 3.33 in the case of the 12-core configuration. But they also have a Hyper-Threading compatible architecture so we can have up to 24 virtual cores. Somebody said slow?
- Another internal innovation is the support of QuickPath technology by which all devices are connected to the CPU without the need to go through an ES controller.
- In the graphic section we also have news. We have two graphics: an ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and the upper range consisting of a Radeon HD 5870.
There’s no doubt that the Mac Pro is more powerful than ever. Unfortunately, the equipment is not yet available, although we do know that the basic model starts at 2399 euros and the 8-core model at 3399 euros.