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Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop

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Product Highlights
  • Mid-2012 Version
  • 12-Core 2.4GHz Intel Xeon Processor
  • 12GB 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 12 cores of total processing power, the Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-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 12 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 64 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 12-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 12-Core Desktop is available in this 12-core configuration at 2.4GHz, 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 12-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 (2) 2.4 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5645 processors (12-cores total)
12 MB of fully shared L3 cache per processor
Hyper-Threading technology for up to 24 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 12 GB (6x 2.0 GB DIMMs) of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
(8) Memory Slots (4 per processor) up to 64 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 41.2 lb (18.7 kg) 4
Please Note:

Actual weight varies depending on configuration and options chosen.

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Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-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 12-Core Desktop
     
    4.6

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Reliable (7)
    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Fast (6)
    • Sleek design (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Graphics (7)
      • Internet (4)
      • Large applications (4)
      • Video (4)
      • Music (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Multimedia professional (5), Tech savvy (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5), Personal (3)

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      5.0

      Review Update

      By TomM

      from Raleigh, NC

      About Me Multimedia Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • 3d
        • Graphics

        Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop:

        While I mentioned in a previous review that this machine was about as fast a the 2010 Mac Pro, it seems that when actually put into the production line it is running a little more than 40% faster than the 2010 Mac Pro. So, add a star!

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        4.0

        Glad they still had these.

        By TomM

        from Raleigh, NC

        About Me Multimedia Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop:

            This was perfect for my office situation where we have a handful of the pre-2013 models and compatibility with components was essential. Just delighted to find one new in the factory box. This did not get five stars from me due to the design of the product and has nothing to do with B&H. This is the lowest end model of the 2012's and is about as fast as a 2010 8-core for processor intensive activities such as 3D rendering. Otherwise it has faster RAM and with an added internal PCI Express SSD it runs significantly faster than the older Mac Pros for other functions. It is Mavericks+ compatible.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            4.0

            I love this machine!

            By The Erfinator

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • 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 12-Core Desktop:

              I got this machine to replace my old 2008 Mac Pro. I did NOT want to get the latest 2013/2014 model because I would have to do a lot of retooling to get all my existing peripherals to connect to it (having all the drive bays filled in my old Mac Pro). Plus I still wanted to have a CD/DVD Reader/Writer and would have had to buy another one.

              This thing screams on tasks that would have pegged all four cores of my old Mac Pro. The only reservation I have is that the CPU is "only" 2.4 GHz. Would have liked even more! ;)

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              Fast

              By Melissa

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Graphics
                • Internet
                • Video
                • Word Processing

                Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop:

                Loaded this up with 32GB of RAM and it's super fast. Great for After Effects.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great, but, read the specs carefully!

                By Jim

                from Omaha, NE

                About Me Multimedia Professional, Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Dependable
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • Poor Accessories

                Best Uses

                • Graphics
                • Photographic Editing

                Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop:

                Although this will have all the processing speed I could need, the Mac workstation I bought in '08 came with 2 DVI display port capability. Since Apple wants the user to always keep buying the latest and greatest, on what seems to be a monthly basis, they now only include 1 DVI display port and 2 Mini Display ports.
                If, like me, you're not paying attention, you might forget to order an adapter to accommodate a 2-DVI monitor hookup. Although this may be the new state of the art connection mode, there remians many of us who still use the standard 2 DVI port connection. I doubt whether it would have been too difficult for Apple to include an extra regular DVI port for those of us that don't upgrade everything when we upgrade one thing. They make a good workstation, but like everything that Apple makes, there's always a little something that's irritating. Need I mention I-pad?

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would like to buy this prudoct again

                By Nihatdelen

                from 3055 78th street east elmhurst NY 11370

                About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Fast
                • Great Software Bundle
                • Quality Accessories
                • Reliable Performance
                • Sleek Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop:

                  I usu this product for making film and designed graphics

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  24 Cores, SSD & 64 Gig-Holy Cow, Batman

                  By George Ted

                  from Oklahoma City, OK

                  About Me Mac based CPA, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • No recent product update
                  • Pricey but worth it

                  Best Uses

                  • Emulation Software
                  • Graphics
                  • Huge spreadsheets
                  • Large Applications
                  • Music
                  • Video

                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop:

                  This is by far the fastest machine I have ever used. SSD startup and file retrieval speeds are impressive. Processing power is unbelievable with 12 cores and 64 gig of 1333Mhz DDR3 ram. Easy access to the four HD bays and memory bays made upgrading a snap. Installation of 64 gig of ram took about 10 minutes. What will the next generation of MacPro offer?

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Worth the Money

                  By William Near Chicago

                  from South of Chicago

                  About Me Photographer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast
                  • It Just Works
                  • Reliable Performance
                  • Sleek Design

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Graphics
                  • Great for Digital Imaging
                  • Internet
                  • Large Applications

                  Comments about Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop:

                  I use this computer for digital imaging. I have it hooked up to 4 external hard drives and use them all. This computer can handle anything!! Your first question should be: should I buy this from B&H or Apple. Simple answer, B&H. These people know more. If you buy a computer let them add ram, and software. This is a way to make sure it works out of the box. They (B&H) do not add unwanted passwords or set it up in a strange way. If it does not run when you get it home, someone kicked the box during shipment. If you want a Computer that "just works", this is it!!

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                  • Personal

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