Apple Revs Up Mac Pro Desktops, Xserves

by admin January 8, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Ahead of Macworld, Apple has revealed eight-core versions of its Mac Pro tower and Xserve servers.

In an unusual move, Apple has preempted itself at next week’s Macworld Expo in San Francisco by announcing updates to its most powerful computer offerings: the top-of-the-line Mac Pro desktop, and its rack-based Xserve servers. And for folks who appreciate raw power, the new machines do not disappoint, offering eight processor cores on two Intel Xeon 5400 series CPUs running at up to 3.2 GHz, and a new architecture designed to offer up to twice the performance of their predecessors.

“The new Mac Pro is the fastest Mac we’ve ever made,” said Apple’s senior VP of product marketing Philip Schiller, in a statement. “With 3.2 GHz 8-core Xeon processing, a 1600 MHz front side bus and 800 MHz memory, the new Mac Pro uses the fastest Intel Xeon architecture on the market.”

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