The Mac Pro. 12 cores. Fast.

The Mac Pro delivers more processing power, more graphics performance, and more storage availability. It is pretty much a super computer. The Mac Pro offers two advanced processor options from Intel, the Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Nehalem” processor and the “Westmere” series. “Nehalem” is available in a single-processor, quad-core configuration at speeds of up to 3.2GHz. “Westmere” is available in both quad-core and 6-core versions. The Mac Pro comes with one or two processors to make a total 12-core system if you like. Often, system memory is connected to a processor through a separate I/O controller. Unlike in typical computers, the Mac Pro’s Intel processors feature an integrated memory controller, giving the processors faster access to data stored in memory. The Mac Pro also features Turbo Boost, a dynamic performance technology that increases the speed of active processors. The Intel Xeon processors support Hyper-Threading, which allows two threads to run per core.

The Mac Pro also comes with high-performance graphics cards from AMD. The ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory comes standard. You also have the option to upgrade to the ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. The Mac Pro comes with an enormous amount of storage, up to 8TB. You also have the option to add up to four 512GB solid-state drives, which have no moving parts and are capable of accessing data speeds up to 230MB per second. The Mac Pro RAID Card with 512MB of RAID cache, a 72-hour cache-protecting battery, and hardware RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 0+1 enhance SATA hard drive performance and data protection. The Mac Pro also comes with one 18x SuperDrive, but you have the option to upgrade to get another.

In general, the Mac Pro is one of the fastest computers out there. Released on August 2010, the new Mac Pro comes with various different options and can be customized to fit your lifestyle. Does it sound like the computer for you? What do you think?

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