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We know, you were bummed when they were first announced last month and you couldn’t place an order for one right away. But the long, tedious wait is now over: Apple has started accepting orders for the new 12-core Mac Pro models. Who’s getting one?
MacRumors is reporting that Apple has given us all a way to shake “a case of the Mondays” by kicking off orders for the latest and greatest 12-core Mac Pro models, available in three flavors to suit every speed demon’s needs:
$2499 - (Quad Core) One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Nehalem Processor
$3499 - (8-Core) Two 2.4GHz Quad Core Westmere Processors
$4999 - (12-Core) Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Westmere Processors
Of course, that’s just the tip of the iceberg, because Apple has a long list of build-to-order options that include faster processors, SSD drives and even updated ATI Radeon graphics cards.
In case you’ve forgotten, Apple’s new Mac Pros make up for years of neglect with a ton of impressive hardware specs under the hood. “At the heart of the new Mac Pro's performance are next generation quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors running at speeds up to 3.33 GHz,” claims Apple’s press release last month. “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 speed.
“These systems feature an integrated memory controller for faster memory bandwidth and reduced memory latency; Turbo Boost to dynamically boost processor speeds up to 3.6 GHz; and Hyper-Threading to create up to 24 virtual cores. The Mac Pro now comes with the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics processor with 1GB of memory and customers can configure-to-order the even faster ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of memory,” the company’s PR concludes.
The only bad news is that there’s currently a seven to 10 day wait on shipping for these bad boys -- but at least you’ll be one step closer to owning one, right?
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