Mans Collner

New Mac Pro! -  12-Core: Two 2.93GHz Intel Xeon Westmere

Discussion created by Mans Collner on Jul 27, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 25, 2010 by 1-5L4-905

Just up at Apple Store!


Two 2.93GHz Intel Xeon Westmere with 24 MB L3 cache.

Four 3.5-inch cable-free, direct-attach drive bays with built-in independent 3Gb/s Serial ATA channels; four internal drive carriers included.

Eight memory slots (four per processor) supporting up to 32GB of main memory.

Four FireWire 800 ports (two on front panel, two on back panel).

Five USB 2.0 ports (two on front panel, three on back panel).

Two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard.

Front-panel headphone minijack and internal speaker.

Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports.

Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks.

Multichannel audio through Mini DisplayPort.

One PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot.

Two PCI Express 2.0 x4 slots, all slots provide mechanical support for 16-lane cards.

300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots.




Looks really nice!

Lot of renderpower in that one.


Got a Quadro FX 5600 in my Mac Pro 2008, Quadro FX 4800 and this new Mac Pro would be a nice next SW-workstation for me.

The QFX4800-card uses up to 150W by specification, so it should do fine with that 300W.


Two X25-m G2 80GB (for Win.7 and it's pagefile) should match well along with two large 3,5" HD for storage.