One 3.0Ghz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5 processor with 25Mb L3 cache and turbo Boost to 3.9Ghz, 16Gb (4 x 4Gb) ram memory, 256Gb Flash Storage (Solid State), Dual AMD FirePro D700 graphics processors with 6Gb of GDDR5 VRam.
8 cores of Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5 Processors running at 3.0Ghz. These have the major advantage of the cores being on one single die – not separated as many multicore processors are. The single die shares its 25Mb of L3 cache readily with the 8 processor cores and the result is fast access to cached data and far greater performance. The system memory is all connected by an integrated memory controller giving direct and instant access to data in memory considerably reducing latency. An integrated memory controller together with fast DDR3 ECC SDRAM at 1866MHz gives a great increase in memory bandwidth allowing more data to be fed fast to the processors and avoid them waiting for data to arrive.
The Mac Pro has Turbo Boost – the ability to dynamically boost the processor clock speed just when its needed and only the cores where it is required – up to 3.9Ghz on a 8 core system. The MacPro supports Hyper Threading, which allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core – so an 8 core presents 12 virtual cores that are recognised by MacOSX. This enables the processor to take full advantage of the resources available in each core. QuickPath Interconnect gives the Intel Xeon processors quick access to the hard drives, the I/O and other Mac Pro subsystems.
With the New Thunderbolt 2 you are not limited to expansion inside your workstation enclosure! Thunderbolt 2 delivers throughput speeds of up to 20Gb/s to each external device. As each Thunderbolt 2 port allows daisy-chaining up to 6 peripherals, connecting massive amounts of storage becomes a given. You can also add a PCI expansion chassis and work with the latest 4k displays
Processor: Configurable to 3.0Ghz 8-core with 25Mb L3 cache, or…
2.7GHz 12-Core with 30Mb L3 cache
Graphics: Configurable to Dual AMD FirePro D700 with 6Gb Vram each
Memory: Configurable to 16Gb (4x4Gb), 32Gb (4x8Gb), or 64Gb (4x16Gb)
Storage: Configurable to 512Gb or 1Tb – PCIe based Flash Storage – Solid State
Wireless: 802.11ac WiFi wireless networking (IEEE 82.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Warranty: One Year, 90 days complimentary telephone technical support and 6 years for any non-conforming parts
Audio: Combined optical digital audio output/analog line-out mini-jack
Headphone mini-jack with headset support
HDMI Port supports multichannel audio output
It connects up to three 4k displays or 6 Thunderbolt displays
Four USB 3 ports
Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports
One HDMI 1.4UltraHD
Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks