|Apple introduces a powerful workstation that is capable of handling even the most intensive graphics, the Apple Mac Pro desktop PC. It is said to be the fastest Mac Apple has ever made. This device is equipped with a dual CPU. It is a combination of two of Intelís new 64-bit, 45-nanometer Quad-Core Xeon 5400 processors running at 2.8 GHz. This machine achieves a 61 percent increase in memory throughput which is brought about by its new high-bandwidth hardware architecture, the 12 MB of L2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB) and dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses. Each processor is given a direct connection by these 64-bit buses to the system controller and delivers improved processor bandwidth of up to 25.6GB per second. Each of the Intel Xeon processor has an enhanced SSE4 SIMD engine. SSE4 is best for transforming huge sets of data as it has the capacity to complete 128-bit vector computations in a single cycle.
The Mac pro is loaded with high-performance ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory, PCI Express 2.0, and two dual-link DVI ports. It can drive up to eight 30-inch displays on one occasion for advanced visualization and large display walls as it comes with support for up to four graphics cards. The industrial-style enclosure of the Mac Pro offers an improved functionality with a cable-free installation process and has the capacity to upgrade up to 32 GB of 800 MHz RAM and four hard drive bays for up to 4 TB of storage. A second writing Superdrive can likewise be added to its 16x SuperDrive (compatible with burning DVDĪR/RW and CD-R/RW discs). Moreover, it is preloaded with Leopard software that features, among others, Time Machine that provides automatic back up, a redesigned Finder for quick browsing and sharing of files, Quick Look to instantly see files without opening an application and over 300 other features. It also comes with the iLife suite of applications like iPhoto, imovie, iDVD and iWeb.
Posted 2010-09-25 and updated on Sep 30, 2010 10:27pm by richard opinion