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WWDC: Mac Pro Workstations Go Intel


As a surprise to no one, Apple announced that their Mac Pro Workstations would be continuing Apple’s trend to move to Intel processors, with shipping beginning today.

They will support two Intel Woodcrest Xeon processors up to 3 GHz with a shared 4 MB L2 cache, four hard drive bays that suuports 2 TB of disk space. The chassis is the same as it was for the G5, and that is not a bad thing. The basic $2499 configuration contains two dual core 2.66 GHz Xeon processors, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB SATA drive, 16X dual layer Superdrive and GeForce 7300 GT graphics card with 256 MB memory. All Mac Pro configurations include: two Dual-Core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” microprocessors, eight fully buffered DIMM slots, one double-wide PCI Express graphics slot, three full-length PCI Express expansion slots, four hard drive bays, two optical drive bays, five USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire 400 ports, two FireWire 800 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, optical digital audio input and output, analog stereo line-input and line-output, and a headphone minijack.

For more detailed information, Apple has everything on their website. A nice change from product announcements months in advance of their being any meaningful information released.


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