PreFile-It-Under: Hardware Break down By: D.F.Skin
The new Mac Pro 2013 has finally come upon us after years of not having any type of hardware and design upgrade. Its finally here ready for sell with a complete overhaul in design,yet it still follows the same mantra of using very high-end hardware. If you're a hardware geek like myself,then you would be pretty impressed with the new Mac Pro 2013,you really don't have to be a fan of Apple to appreciate this machine. First off here's a little background on the Mac Pro,the Mac Pro came on the scene back in 2006 and if I'm not mistaken was the first commercial desktop to house a Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor. Its the desktops used abroad by many professionals such as video editors, software writers,and its a desktop that's top choice for many engineers and designers alike. For years the Mac Pro desktop pretty much stuck with the same design with its signature all aluminum chassis.
Now we have a new cylinder design,furthermore the chassis that houses the hardware has shrunken in size,another impressive thing about the new Mac Pro desktop Apple engineers manage to cram top notch hardware onto a integrated motherboard,which means you cannot do any type of hardware upgrades. But enough with the talk,take a look at the hardware specs on the bottom of this passage.
Processor : 3.5GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 with 12MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
Memory: 16 GB (four 4GB) of 1866MHz DDR3, ECC memory (Can be configured up to 32GB (FOUR 8GB) or 64GB (FOUR 16GB)
Graphics: Dual AMD FirePro D500 graphic processor with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 1526 stream processors,384-bit wide memory bus, 240GBs memory bandwidth, 2.2 teraflops performance
Storage: 256GB Configures up to 512GB or 1TB PCIe-based flash storage
Dimensions: 9.9 inches in height/ 6.6inch in diameter
Audio: input/ output minijack, headphone minijack, HDMI port supports multichannel audio output, built-in speaker
Connection Expansion: 4 USB 3, 6 Thunderbolt, Dual Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 1.4 UltraHD
Wireless connection: 802.11ac Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 4.0 technology