Apple has rolled out the new Mac Pro workstation using Intel “Nehalem” Xeon processors and what Cupertino describes as the next-generation system architecture to deliver up to twice the performance of the previous generation system.
The new Mac Pro starts at $2,499 and features the latest graphics technology and an updated interior that makes expansion even easier than before, according to Apple.
“The new Mac Pro is a significant upgrade and starts at $300 less than before,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The Mac Pro features an advanced system architecture, new faster processors and our best-ever graphics options to deliver a faster, more powerful system that our professional customers are going to love.”
The new Mac Pro includes Intel Xeon processors running at speeds up to 2.93 GHz, each with an integrated memory controller with three channels of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC memory that delivers up to 2.4 times the memory bandwidth while cutting memory latency up to 40 percent. Every Mac Pro comes standard with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory.