Mac Pro (8-core)

Introduced: April 2007
Terminated: n/a


The new addition to the Mac Pro line, the 8-Core runs dual 3.0Ghz processors with four cores per processor.  It is available with 250, 500 or 750Gb of hard drive space and has a 16x SuperDrive.  As with the previous model, the RAM is expandable up to 16Gb.  Like the original Mac Pro, it is designed as a fully customizable, professional desktop


The 8-core Mac Pro offers the power of two Quad-Core processors.  The ability to expand this computer is unparalleled as are the high-performance graphics.  Designed as the as the ultimate high-end professional level computer, Apple boasts that the Mac Pro 8-core can be built in over 33 million possible configurations.


Processor: Intel Xeon 5300 series (“Clovertown”)
Number of Cores: 4 per processor
Processor Speed: dual 3.0 GHz
Benchmarks: dual 3.0 GHz: 8616
Cache: 8 MB of L2 cache per processor (16 MB total)
System Bus: dual 1.33 GHz
Hard Drive: 250, 500, or 750 GB 7200-rpm
Media: 16x SuperDrive (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Peripherals: Apple Keyboard, Mighty Mouse
Weight and Dimensions (US): 42.4 lbs., 20.1” H x 8.1” W x 18.7” D
Weight and Dimensions (Metric): 19.2 kg, 51.1 cm H x 20.6 cm W x 47.5 cm D
Original Mac OS: Mac OS X 10.4.9 (8P4037)
Later Mac OS:—
Maximum Mac OS: Latest release of Mac OS X
Hardware Test: AHT 3A117, 3A120
Firmware: Intel Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI)
Firmware Update: Mac Pro SMC Firmware Update 1.1
Firmware Update URL:
Logicboard RAM: None
Maximum RAM: 16 GB
Type of RAM Slots: 8 - 240-pin PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) (matched pairs)
Minimum RAM Speed:—
Interleaving Support: Yes
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, Quadro FX 4500, or ATI Radeon X1900 XT
ATI Card Model:—
Graphics Memory: 256 MB (7300 GT) or 512 MB (FX 4500, X1900 XT)
Built-in Display: None
Display Modes: Dual display extended and video mirroring
Display Connection: 1 - DVI and 1 - dual-link DVI (7300 GT) or 2 - dual-link DVI and 1 - stereo 3D port (FX 4500) or 2 - dual-link DVI (X1900 XT)
Expansion Slots: 4 - PCI Express (bandwidth is system and user configurable)
Expansion Bays: 4 - Internal 3.5” Serial ATA drive bays, 2 - optical drive bays
Hard Drive Bus: 4 - 3.0 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) controllers
Large Drive Support: Yes (128 GB or larger per drive)
Optical Drive Bus: 2 - Ultra ATA/100, 2 - 3.0 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
Backup Battery: 3 V Lithium (922-6476)
Max Watts: 980 W
Line Voltage: 100-120V AC or 200-240V AC
AirPort: Optional AirPort Extreme card (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth: Optional Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Ethernet: 2 - 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (support for jumbo frames)
Modem: Optional Apple USB Modem (MA034Z/A)
USB: 5 - 480Mbps
FireWire: 2 - 400 MBit/s, 2 - 800 MBit/s
Audio In: 1 - 3.5-mm analog input jack, 1 - optical S/PDIF (Toslink) input (24-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)
Audio Out: 2 - 3.5-mm analog output jacks, 1 - optical S/PDIF (Toslink) output, 1 - Built-in speaker (24-bit 44.1 kHz sample rate)


The Mac Pro (8-Core) was introduced in April 2007



  • Like most consumers, you probably have an idea of how much you want to spend on a desktop. But how do you ensure that you get exactly what you need? The different shapes and sizes, the wide range of configurations, and the seemingly constant arrival of new and faster technology all make for a difficult decision.-Any Lab Test Now Franchise

    Ana had this to say on Sep 22, 2011 Posts: 76
  • Page 1 of 1 pages
You need log in, or register, in order to comment