Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop

Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 12-Core Desktop

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  • 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
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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
UPC: 885909610600
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
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

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.

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

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
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 Included iLife '11: Includes iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand
Operating System Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Environmental Compliance BFR-free
PVC-free (internal cables)
Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
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.

Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 23.0 x 27.8"
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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