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Mac Pro 8 Core - Technical Specifications page 5 April 2007

Technical Specifications

8-core processing

  • Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 series processors
  • Intel Core microarchitecture Intel Xeon
    • 8MB of L2 cache per processor (16MB total; each pair of cores shares 4MB)
    • 128-bit SSE3 vector engine
    • 64-bit data paths and registers
    • Energy efficiency optimization
  • 1.33GHz, 64-bit dual independent frontside buses

Quad-core Processing

  • Two 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, or 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors
  • Intel Core microarchitecture
    • 4MB of shared L2 cache per processor (8MB total)
    • 128-bit SSE3 vector engine
    • 64-bit data paths and registers
    • Energy efficiency optimization
  • 1.33GHz, 64-bit dual independent frontside buses

Memory

  • 667MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory
  • Eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (four slots per card) supporting up to 16GB of main memory
  • 256-bit-wide memory architecture

Graphics and displays

  • Double-wide, 16-lane PCI Express graphics slot with one of the following graphics cards installed:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT with 256MB of GDDR2 SDRAM, one single-link DVI port, and one dual-link DVI port
    • ATI Radeon X1900 XT with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and two dual-link DVI ports
    • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM, two dual-link DVI ports, and one stereo 3D port
  • Multiple graphics card configurations including two, three, or four NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT cards
  • 300W for up to four PCI Express graphics cards
  • Support for up to eight displays1
  • Support for digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200 pixels; dual-link DVI ports support up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
  • Support for analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels
  • DVI to VGA adapter included
  • Dual-display support for extended desktop and video mirroring modes

Communications

  • Two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames
  • Optional 802.11n AirPort Extreme wireless networking2
  • Optional Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) up to 3Mb/s
  • Optional external Apple USB Modem (RJ-11)

Storage

  • Four independent 3Gb/s Serial ATA cable-free, direct-attach hard drive bays; four internal hard drive carriers included
  • Up to 3TB of internal storage3 using hard drives in the following capacities:
    • Hard drive bay 1
      • 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 8MB cache
      • 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 8MB cache
      • 750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache
    • Hard drive bay 2
      • 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 8MB cache
      • 750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache
    • Hard drive bay 3
      • 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 8MB cache
      • 750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache
    • Hard drive bay 4
      • 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 8MB cache
      • 750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache
  • 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    • Writes DVD-R discs at up to 16x speed
    • Writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 8x speed
    • Reads DVDs at up to 16x speed
    • Writes CD-R discs up to 32x speed
    • Writes CD-RW discs at up to 24x speed
    • Reads CDs at up to 32x speed
  • One open optical drive bay for optional second SuperDrive
Up to two SuperDrives

Electrical and environmental requirements

  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements
  • Line voltage: 100-120V AC or 200-240V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz single phase
  • Current: Maximum of 12A (low-voltage range) or 6A (high-voltage range)
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

Peripherals and audio

  • Peripherals and audioTwo FireWire 800 ports (one on front panel, one on back panel)
  • Two FireWire 400 ports (one on front panel, one on back panel)
  • Five USB 2.0 ports (two on front panel, three on back panel)
  • Two USB 1.1 ports on included keyboard
  • Front-panel headphone minijack and speaker
  • Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports
  • Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks

PCI Express expansion4

  • Three open full-length PCI Express expansion slots
  • Configurable bandwidth and mechanical support for 16-lane cards
  • 300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots
iLife and Mac OS X installer discs

Software

  • Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger (includes Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat AV, Safari, QuickTime, iCal, and other software)
  • UniversaliLife ’06 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie HD, iDVD, iWeb, GarageBand)
  • Comic Life
  • OmniOutliner
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Test Drive, iWork ’06 (30-day trial), FileMaker Pro 8.5 trial

Size and weight

  • Height: 20.1 inches (51.1 cm)
  • Width: 8.1 inches (20.6 cm)
  • Depth: 18.7 inches (47.5 cm)
  • Weight (standard configuration): 42.4 pounds (19.2 kg)5

In the box

Mac Pro box
  • Mac Pro
  • Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • USB keyboard extension cable
  • Install/restore DVDs
  • Printed and electronic documentation

Configuration Options

Standard Configuration (MA356LL/A) Build-to-Order Options
Processor Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors
Two 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, or 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors
Memory 1GB (two 512MB) of 667MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM
  • 2GB (four 512MB)
  • 4GB (four 1GB)
  • 8GB (eight 1GB)
  • 8GB (four 2GB)
  • 16GB (eight 2GB)
PCI Express graphics NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI and dual-link DVI)
  • ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (two dual-link DVI)
  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB (stereo 3D, two dual-link DVI)
  • Two NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
  • Three NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
  • Four NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
Hard disk drive 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s; 7200 rpm; 8MB cache
  • Hard Drive Bay 1
    • 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s; 7200 rpm; 8MB cache
    • 750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache
  • Hard Drive Bay 2
    • 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s; 7200 rpm; 8MB cache
    • 750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache
  • Hard Drive Bay 3
    • 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s; 7200 rpm; 8MB cache
    • 750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache
  • Hard Drive Bay 4
    • 500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s; 7200 rpm; 8MB cache
    • 750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 16MB cache
Optical Drive 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Two 16x SuperDrives with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Wireless Optional
  • AirPort Extreme wireless networking2
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR module
PCI Express Optional Dual-Channel or Quad-Channel 4Gb Apple Fibre Channel PCI Express Card
Displays Optional
  • 20-inch Apple Cinema Display (M9177LL/A)
  • 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (M9178LL/A)
  • 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (M9179LL/A)

Add-Ons

  1. Requires installation of four NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics cards, each of which provides support for up to two 20-inch Apple Cinema Displays or 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Displays.
  2. Wireless Internet access requires base station or other wireless access point and Internet access (fees may apply). Achieving optimal 802.11n data rates requires that all users have an 802.11n AirPort Extreme Card and connect to an 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station. Speed and range will be less if an 802.11a/b/g product joins the network. Actual performance will vary based on range, connection rate, site conditions, size of network, and other factors. Range will vary with site conditions. Based on IEEE 802.11n draft specification.
  3. 1TB = approximately 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  4. PCI Express slots are not compatible with PCI or PCI-X expansion cards.
  5. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.

Intel, Intel Core, and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corp. in the U.S. and other countries.

Mac Pro 8 Core - Design page 5 April 2007

Mac Pro: front, side and back.

Design driven.

With its multicore Intel Xeon processor lineup and its tour de force design, Mac Pro revolutionizes desktop usability, functionality, and accessibility. It provides four hard drive bays and a cable-free installation process — with no cables or connectors to trouble you. A tool-less PCI bracket simplifies the installation and removal of expansion cards. The double-wide graphics slot means you don’t have to sacrifice a valuable expansion slot. Eight FB-DIMM slots on two riser cards offer quick, easy memory installation. And you’ll find plenty of ports up front for added convenience — including a FireWire 400 port, a FireWire 800 port, and two USB 2.0 ports.

Massive internal storage

Mac Pro offers four drive bays, providing up to 3TB of internal storage. Speedy 3Gb/s Serial ATA drives install in sleek aluminum carriers that slide simply into place. And the side door latch locks them securely into the enclosure.

Massive Internal Storage

A double dose of optical drives

Every Mac Pro comes with a single 16x SuperDrive, but a second bay lets you outfit your Mac Pro with a pair of SuperDrives. Talk about productivity gains. With two 16x SuperDrives, you can simultaneously read from one drive and write to the other. Read from both drives. Or even write to both.

A Double Dose of Optical Drives

Workstation graphics, no sacrifices

Offering ample room for future growth, the Mac Pro enclosure features a double-wide PCI Express graphics slot. Install any of the available graphics cards, and you can still use any and all of the three remaining PCI Express expansion slots.

Making connections

Mac Pro provides 16 ports for connecting network and peripheral devices. That includes five ports right up front: Below the Power button, you’ll find the headphone minijack,
USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 ports.

And 11 more in back, including USB 2.0, FireWire 400,
FireWire 800, optical audio in and out, analog audio in and out, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Making Connections

Front

Back

Mac Pro 8 Core - Intel Xeon page 5 April 2007

Intel Xeon

64-bit Intel Xeon. Up to 3.0GHz.

Inside each Mac Pro reside either two Quad-Core or two Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors. Running at up to 3.0GHz, they bring industry-leading 64-bit performance to every Mac Pro.

Dual-Core Intel Xeon Processor

8-core or quad-core. It's all Xeon.

Based on Intel’s Core microarchitecture and designed for systems with multiple processors, the two 64-bit Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Clovertown” processors in the new 8-core Mac Pro set a blistering 3GHz pace.

And the 64-bit Dual-Core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors that power the quad-core Mac Pro run at clock speeds of 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, or 3.0GHz. That translates to up to 2x the performance of the Power Mac G5 Quad.1

More power using less power

Because Intel designed its Xeon processors to be more efficient, they consume less power than similar workstation-level processors, so your system fans don’t have to work as hard to keep them cool. Working hand in glove with Mac OS X Tiger, Xeon also continues the tradition of enabling 64-bit computation. Ideal for demanding creative and scientific applications, the 64-bit Intel Xeon processors can manage the precision needed for floating-point mathematics that express integers up to 18 billion billion. They also allow Mac Pro to surpass the 4GB memory limit of 32-bit processors.

Speedy system architecture

Augmenting the speed of its processors, the Mac Pro system architecture features 1.33GHz dual independent frontside buses that maximize performance and deliver total processor bandwidth of up to 21.3GB/s. Every Intel Xeon processor also offers an enhanced SSE3 vector engine. Capable of completing 128-bit vector computations in a single cycle, the SSE3 vector engine accelerates data manipulation by simultaneously applying a single instruction to multiple data — ideal for transforming large sets of data, such as applying a filter to an image or rendering a video effect.

Count on the cache

The L2 cache — 8MB per processor on the 8-core Mac Pro (16MB total) and 4MB per processor on the quad-core Mac Pro (8MB total) — keeps data and instructions closer to the processor cores, enhancing performance. And every Mac Pro features Intel’s Advanced Smart Cache technology, which allows each processor core access up to 4MB of L2 cache.

Up to 16GB of fully buffered memory

All Mac Pro workstations support a fully buffered memory standard that allows for more memory capacity, higher-speed memory, and better memory reliability. Riser card with four DIMMsYou can install up to 16GB of 667MHz DDR2 Error Correction Code (ECC) fully buffered memory in every Mac Pro system. And with its 256-bit-wide memory architecture, Mac Pro offers twice the width of the memory architecture in the Power Mac G5.

Speedy system architecture

Mac Pro Performance

3D Rendering2

Luxology modo 203 3D rendering
3GHz 8-core 3.1x 3GHz Quad1.9x
Maya 8.5 / Mental Ray 3D rendering
3GHz 8-core 2.6x 3GHz Quad1.4x
Cinebench 9.5 Multiple-processor rendering test
3GHz 8-core 2.0x 3GHz Quad1.3x
Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5GHz
Baseline

Science and Technical Computing3

Linpack Double Precision
3GHz 8-core 2.2x 3GHz Quad 1.4x
PyMOL Multi-thread ray trace
3GHz 8-core 1.9x 3GHz Quad1.4x
Mathematica MathematicaMark5.2
3GHz 8-core 1.8x 3GHz Quad1.5x
HMMER hmmcalibrate
3GHz 8-core 1.4x 3GHz Quad1.2x
Power Mac G5 Quad 2.5GHz
Baseline
3GHz Quad

Up to 2x Faster Than Power Mac G5 Quad1

SPEC CPU2000 performance

Quad G5 Quad Xeon Δ
53.8 115.3 2.1X
SPECint_rate_base2000
Integer calculation (estimate)
Quad G5 Quad Xeon Δ
47.9 76.4 1.6X
SPECfp_rate_base2000
Floating-point calculation (estimate)
3GHz 8-core

Up to 1.4x Faster Than Quad Xeon4

SPEC CPU2006 performance

Quad Xeon 8-core Xeon Δ
50.4 69.5 1.4X
SPECint_rate_base2006
Integer calculation (estimate)
Quad Xeon 8-core Xeon Δ
41.2 52.1 1.3X
SPECfp_rate_base2006
Floating-point calculation (estimate)
  • 3GHz 8-core
  • 3GHz Quad
  1. Testing conducted by Apple in July 2006 using preproduction 3.0GHz quad-core Mac Pro units and shipping 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Quad units. SPEC® is a registered trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC); see www.spec.org for more information. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac Pro.
  2. Testing conducted by Apple in March 2007 using preproduction 3.0GHz 8-core Mac Pro units and shipping 3.0GHz quad-core Mac Pro and 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Quad units. Testing was conducted with a beta version of modo. All systems were configured with 4 gigabytes of RAM. Modo test files = BathFaucet.lxo and Couch.lxo, Maya test file = Benchmark_Maya.mb from http://www.zoorender.com/benchmark/. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac Pro.
  3. Testing conducted by Apple in March 2007 using preproduction 3.0GHz 8-core Mac Pro units and shipping 3.0GHz quad-core Mac Pro and 2.5GHz Power Mac G5 Quad units. All systems were configured with 4 gigabytes of RAM. Linpack results are based on the 1000s and 1000d Linpack benchmarks available from www.netlib.org/benchmark using the Accelerate Framework and a matrix size of 16,000. PyMOL results are based on ray trace-based tests from the built-in PyMOL Wizard Benchmark, modified for 4 threads for the quad-core systems and 8 threads for the 8-core system. For HMMER tests, Power Mac G5 was tested with the binary distribution available at hmmer.janelia.org; Mac Pro was tested with source, compiled using the patch available from www.scalableinformatics.com and the following compile-time options: -O3 --enable-threads. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac Pro.
  4. Testing conducted by Apple in March 2007 using preproduction 3.0GHz 8-core Mac Pro units and shipping 3.0GHz quad-core Mac Pro units. SPEC® is a registered trademark of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC); see www.spec.org for more information. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac Pro.