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Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop

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Product Highlights
  • Mid-2012 Version
  • 4.0-Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processor
  • 6.0GB RAM
  • 1.0TB Hard Drive Space
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 1.0GB Graphics
  • Dual-Layer 18x SuperDrive
  • 802.11n Airport Extreme Wi-Fi
  • 4 FireWire 800 and 7 USB 2.0 Ports
  • Included Apple Keyboard & Magic Mouse
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

With 4.0 cores of total processing power, the Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop has been designed to be the fastest Mac ever--and it does not disappoint. Utilizing the latest technologies, and the finest eco-friendly materials, this generation of Apple's Mac Pro series continues the legacy of power, speed, and expansion it has come to be known for.

In addition to the raw power of the 4.0 cores, the boost performance can get up to 1.5x that of the normal processing speed. With high-performance ATI Radeon HD graphics, and ultra fast solid-state drive options your potential speed and performance is further enhanced--with up to 5x faster video performance, and 2.5x faster encoding. Expansion is fast and simple as well with the easy-access provided by the well-designed interior of the Mac Pro. It is literally a "snap" to add up to 32 GB of memory, four PCI Express expansion cards, and up to 8.0 TB of HDD or SSD storage.

With these impressive features, and many more, your Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop will easily tackle nearly anything you throw at it--while also functioning very efficiently. Compliant with Energy Star 5.0 ratings, and thoughtfully designed with a highly recyclable aluminum enclosure, as well as being BFR- and PVC-free, it will have a large impact on your workflow, but not so much on the environment.

More Cores, In One Die
The Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop is available in this 4.0-core configuration at 3.2GHz, and while many other multicore processors are composed of two separate dies, meaning some cached data travels outside of the processor itself in order to get from core to core. Because that's an inefficient way to access information the Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop's single-die, 64-bit architecture makes its fully shared L3 cache readily available to each of the cores. This results in faster access to cached data and greater application performance. Combine that with the other technological advances and you get a Mac Pro that's up to 1.5x faster than the previous generation
Integrated Memory
Traditionally, system memory was often connected to a processor via separate I/O controllers. However Intel's Xeon processors feature an integrated memory controller, thereby connecting memory directly to the processor. The Mac Pro processors then have faster access to data stored in memory, and memory latency is reduced
Power When You Need It, Stability When You Don't
Turbo Boost automatically boosts the processor clock speed based on workload, and if you're using an application that doesn't need every core, Turbo Boost then increases the speed of the active ones on top of that
24 Virtual Cores
The Intel Xeon processors support Hyper-Threading, which allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. So, for example, a 12-core Mac Pro presents 24 virtual cores that are recognized by OS X. Performance is enhanced because Hyper-Threading enables the processor to take better advantage of the execution resources available in each core
The Direct Approach
QuickPath Interconnect--a bidirectional, point-to-point connection--gives the Intel Xeon processors quick access to the disk, I/O, and other Mac Pro subsystems. There's a QuickPath Interconnect between the two processors in dual-processor Mac Pro models, as well. This connection acts as a direct pipeline, so processor-to-processor data doesn't need to travel to the I/O hub first--just another way the Mac Pro boosts performance across the board
Greater Efficiency, Lower Consumption
Energy Star 5.0 sets significantly higher efficiency limits for power supplies and aggressive limits for the computer's typical annual power consumption. The Mac Pro meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, qualifying it for Energy Star
Processing
Processor 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3565 processor
Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46 GHz
8 MB of fully shared L3 cache per processor
Hyper-Threading technology for up to 8 virtual cores
Architecture Integrated memory controller
128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine
64-bit data paths and registers
Optimized for energy efficiency
Graphics
PCI Bus Double-wide, 16-lane PCI Express 2.0
PCI Expansion (3) Open full-length PCI Express expansion slots:
(1) PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
(2) PCI Express 2.0 x4 slots 1
Please Note:

All slots provide mechanical support for 16-lane cards, with 300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots

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Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5770 card with 1.0 GB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Mini DisplayPort outputs, and one dual-link DVI port

Option to install (2) ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards, sold separately
Display Support Up to six displays
Digital resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels
Analog resolutions up to 2048 x 1536 pixels
(Optional display adapters sold separately) 2
Please Note:

Connecting more than three displays requires installation of two ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards.

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Storage
Internal Storage 1.0 TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive
(4) 3.5" cable-free, direct-attach drive bays with built-in independent 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA channels
(4) internal drive carriers included 3
Please Note:

Supports up to 8.0 TB of internal storage in bays 1 - 4 using HDDs or SSDs in specific capacities

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Drive Bays 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
(One open optical drive bay for optional second SuperDrive)
Write Speed DVD+R and DVD-R up to 18x
DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL up to 8x
DVD+RW up to 8x
DVD-RW up to 6x
CD-R and CD-RW up to 32x
Read Speed Reads DVDs at up to 18x speed
Reads CDs at up to 32x speed
Memory
RAM 6.0 GB (3x 2.0 GB DIMMs) of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
(4) Memory Slots up to 32 GB total
Communication & Connection
Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) wireless technology
Ethernet (2) 10 / 100 / 1000 BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) ports (with support for jumbo frames)
Connectors / Adapters
FireWire 800 Port (4) FireWire 800 ports (two on front panel, two on back panel)
USB Interface (5) USB 2.0 ports on Mac Pro tower (two on front panel, three on back panel)
(2) USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard
Audio Interface Front-panel headphone mini-jack and internal speaker
Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports
Analog stereo line-level input and output mini-jacks
Multichannel audio through Mini DisplayPort
Software
Software Included iLife '11: Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
General
Operating System Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Environmental Compliance BFR-free
PVC-free (internal cables)
Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
ENERGY STAR 5.0
Temperature Operating temperature: 50 to 95° F (10 to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -40 to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
Humidity Relative humidity: 5% - 95% noncondensing
Elevation Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 ft
Electrical Specifications Line voltage: 100 - 120 V AC or 200 - 240 V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)
Frequency: 50 Hz - 60 Hz single phase
Current: Maximum 12 A (low-voltage range) or 5 A (high-voltage range)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7 (51.1 x 20.6 x 47.5 cm)
Weight 39.9 lb (18.1 kg) 4
Please Note:

Actual weight varies depending on configuration and options chosen.

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Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop
  • Power Cord
  • Apple Keyboard With Numeric Keypad
  • Magic Mouse
  • USB Keyboard Extension Cable
  • Printed and Electronic Documentation
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    AppleMac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop
     
    4.8

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (12)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Fast (12)
    • Reliable (12)
    • Adequate storage (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphics (12)
      • Large applications (10)
      • Video (9)
      • Internet (8)
      • Music (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (11), Multimedia professional (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (7), Personal (4)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      5.0

      Workhorse

      By Bob

      from Hillsboro, New Mexico

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adequate Storage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • Poor Software Bundle

      Best Uses

      • Graphics
      • Large Applications
      • Video

      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

      I use this machine for video and photograph editing as well as web publishing. This is a fast machine. I have now added 8GB or additional ram and 8TB of additional storage - something that is easy on this machine vs. say an iMac. Also much easier to maintain and clean than iMacs, something that is very important in dusty climates.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      4.0

      Nothing special, just a basic mac pro

      By cww2

      from Nebraska

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Accessories
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Internet
        • Large Applications
        • Music
        • Video
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

        Web designer, illustrator
        It is a good basic machine that will most likely deliver years of service as its predecessor did, but most displeased with apple and compatibility issues

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Great Computer!

        By Christee

        from Southern CA

        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

        This computer is super fast. Easy to add memory too. I added 24gb of ram myself in less than 10 minutes. You can't do that with their newer models, so I wanted to snatch this model up before they're out of stock. I'm a professional photographer and I have been able to run all my editing software at the same time without the computer missing a beat. I'm very happy with this purchase!

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        4.0

        Fast, beautiful, but loud

        By macauley86

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Storage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Quality Accessories
        • Reliable Performance
        • Sleek Design

        Cons

        • Noise
        • No usb 30

        Best Uses

        • Graphics
        • Internet
        • Large Applications
        • Music
        • Video
        • Word Processing

        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

        It works like a charm, but the graphics card fan and the four 3.5 SATA drives make much more noise than expected, and definitely more noise than any other product in the Mac line.

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        5.0

        Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop by

        By TomL

        from North Louisiana

        About Me Retired Form Electronics, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • A Beautiful Machine
        • Adequate Storage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • Fast computer
        • Quality Accessories
        • Reliable Performance
        • Sleek Design
        • Very Expandable
        • Will Take Up To 44 Gb Ram

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Graphics
          • Internet
          • Large Applications
          • Music
          • Photo Video Work
          • Video
          • Word Processing

          Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

          Ordered this computer from B&H Photovideo online. It arrived in 4 days, and was very well double-packed.
          I immediately installed a Samsung Pro 840 SSD. This computer is FAST !
          I have found no problems with it, other than it only having 6 GB of RAM. Which will be remedied after the Christmas Holidays. Installed the Mac OS Maverick and encountered no problems at all. Also installed a PCI card that provides 4 USB 3 ports which are very fast also.
          I use the system for photo and video work primarily.
          I recommend this computer to everyone wanting a fast and very expandable computer.

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          5.0

          Thrilled beyond measure!

          By Exousia

          from Florida

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adequate Storage
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Internet
            • Large Applications
            • Music
            • Video
            • Word Processing

            Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

            I'm so glad I bought this Mac Pro before they all disappear. It is fast, quiet, energy efficient and handles everything I ask it to do speedily and with no problems whatsoever. This is undoubtedly the best computer I have ever owned. I never realized just how good the Mac Pro is until I had this one. It has my unqualified commendation as an outstanding product, bought from America's finest professional media equipment dealer.

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            4.0

            Solid Machine

            By Sean Broderick

            from NYC

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adequate Storage
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast
            • Reliable Performance
            • Sleek Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Graphics
              • Large Applications
              • Music
              • Video

              Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

              Replacement for Mac Pro (2006). Able to move three drives from old machine to new, and continue working quickly. Thus, now able to run latest OS X software and avoid hassle of external storage devices.

              Very excited about the new Mac Pro (circa 2013 Winter), but it feels like the options for high performance external storage are slim. Working with limited internal drive space will require new file management approaches, and I dealt with this a decade ago with SCSI drives… Plan to wait until others pave the way this time around.

              The computer is expensive and heavy. This model though, is quieter and much improved over the design from six years ago.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Powerful Machine with a sleek design

              By Manny

              from LA

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast
              • Quality Accessories
              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                I purchased the machine to upgrade our Mac lab at work. We do a lot of design work and video editing work and needed something with more power and speed. This is a great piece of hardware because of the ability to upgrade almost everything internally! Since unwrapping it and setting it up ( which was very easy) It has worked flawlessly at everything i throw at it. A solid well build computer for video production.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                fast, powerful, fun

                By avid mac user

                from newtown, CT

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adequate Storage
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphics
                  • Internet
                  • Large Applications
                  • Music
                  • Video
                  • Word Processing

                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                  This is my 4th tower. I use it for work and personal and they last a good, long time. My last one lasted 6 years of 12 - 18 hours a day usage and is still operational. This one is much faster. Feels good to have it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Great Buy

                  By Uncle Donald

                  from St. Joseph, MO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adequate Storage
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Graphics

                    Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                    Purchased to replace aging Mac Pros. Everything going great so far.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Best yet!

                    By JD

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adequate Storage
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast
                    • Reliable Performance
                    • Sleek Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Graphics
                      • Internet
                      • Large Applications

                      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                      This is my second MAC Pro, and the best one yet––amazing speed and stability. For professional designers and photographers this is the one to get. A higher core configuration might serve videographers or 3D artists––but with the money you save, extra RAM, and a solid state HD makes this Quad-core sing.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Just apple

                      By Gerry

                      from San Juan Wa.

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Quality Accessories
                      • Reliable Performance
                      • Sleek Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Graphics
                        • Internet

                        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                        Photoshop has never had it so good the speed is out of sight, well there is only one thing to say bad the up grade to lyon is pain in the you know what.

                        B&H has the best people in the camera field and has modeled their computer after Apple so it is becoming the best their to
                        Thanks B&H

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Another Mac Powerhouse

                        By Dave the Illustrator

                        from Kalamazoo, MI

                        About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adequate Storage
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast
                        • Quality Accessories
                        • Reliable Performance
                        • Sleek Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Graphics
                          • Internet
                          • Large Applications
                          • Music
                          • Word Processing

                          Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                          I am an illustrator by trade and when I went to upgrade my previous mac (I'd had it since 2007 with no problems) I found that it would not upgrade because the hardware was out of date. So I purchased this machine and I just love it!
                          Some cool features...
                          -Elegant insides (it's so well put together! You can add up to 4 drives with ease. Also, the memory is easy to access and upgrade)

                          -Speed - It's super fast with Photoshop. I use it for drawing and painting on a Cintiq and haven't noticed any lagging... real zippy!

                          -Games - an added bonus for me was the games I can now play. If you subscribe to STEAM you can download some great games that look gorgeous on this machine. They have great sales too... and with Parallels I hope to try some Windows games as well.

                          -Windows - as mentioned above, Parallels will allow you to run Windows on your Mac. The best of both worlds!

                          All in all a great machine.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Great Computer at a Great Price

                          By Big Papa

                          from Harbor City, CA

                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adequate Storage
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast
                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Sleek Design

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Graphics
                            • Large Applications
                            • Music
                            • Video

                            Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop:

                            I am a graphic designer and I use Adobe CS6 for most of my work. My 2005 Power Mac died and I was looking to replace it. The computer and applications are fast, I have had no problems with this computer at all.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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