Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop

Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core Desktop
Key Features
  • Mid-2012 Version
  • 4.0-Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon Processor
  • 6.0GB RAM
  • 1.0TB Hard Drive Space
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.
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Apple Mac Pro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2More Cores, In One Die
  • 3Integrated Memory
  • 4Power When You Need It, Stability When You Don't
  • 524 Virtual Cores
  • 6The Direct Approach
  • 7Greater Efficiency, Lower Consumption

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

Apple Mac Pro Specs

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
Integrated memory controller
128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine
64-bit data paths and registers
Optimized for energy efficiency
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
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)
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
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
Communication & Connection
Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking
IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
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
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Environmental Compliance
PVC-free (internal cables)
Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
Operating temperature: 50 to 95° F (10 to 35° C)
Storage temperature: -40 to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
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)
20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7 (51.1 x 20.6 x 47.5 cm)
39.9 lb (18.1 kg)
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
28 x 23 x 12.5"

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what did this item sell for?
Asked by: Anonymous
Audio professionals and video editors needed this Mac Pro for its internal PCI slots and hard drive storage capability. It is the last one made by Apple after the introduction of the new cylinder-shaped Mac Pro with no internal expansion capability at all.
Answered by: MULOMBA K L.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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