Apple has unveiled a new Mac Pro line with up to 12 processing cores and purportedly up to 50% greater performance than the previous generation. It features the latest quad-core and six-core Intel Xeon processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to four 512GB solid state drives (SSD).
“The new Mac Pro is the most powerful and configurable Mac we’ve ever made,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing, in a press announcement. “With up to 12 cores, the new Mac Pro outperforms our previous top-of-the-line system by up to 50% , and with over a billion possible configurations, our customers can create exactly the system they want.”
At the heart of the new Mac Pro’s performance are next generation quad-core and six-core Intel Xeon processors running at speeds up to 3.33 GHz. These multi-core processors use a single die design so each core can share up to 12MB L3 cache to improve efficiency while increasing processing...| Read more »