Originally released in mid 2010.
This Mac Pro will come with a 2.66GHz 12-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere”/16GB RAM/1TB Hard Drive/ATI Radeon 5770 Graphics Card
Custom configurations available.
Includes a standard 90-day warranty*. 1 & 2 year extended warranties are available.
All Certified Pre-Loved Macs have been meticulously reconditioned, some condition may vary. Equipment may have minor cosmetic blemishes that may include surface scratches, minor imperfections and normal wear and tear.
This Mac Pro offers an advanced processor from Intel. For greater speed and power, the “Westmere” series is Intel’s next-generation processor based on 32-nm process technology. Available with two 6-Core processors; this Mac Pro is a 12 Core beast.
Fast memory. And lots of it.
System memory is often connected to a processor through a separate I/O controller. But Intel “Westmere” processors feature an integrated memory controller. By connecting memory directly to the processor, the new Mac Pro processors have faster access to data stored in memory, and memory latency is reduced.
The integrated memory controller, along with fast DDR3 ECC SDRAM at either 1066MHz or 1333MHz, gives Mac Pro an increase in memory bandwidth over previous generations. More bandwidth allows for more data to be fed to the processor faster, helping each core spend its time processing data, not waiting for information to arrive. And Error Correction Code (ECC) corrects single-bit errors and detects multiple-bit errors automatically. That’s especially important in mission-critical and compute-intensive environments.
Power when (and where) you need it.
The Mac Pro features Turbo Boost, a dynamic performance technology that automatically boosts the processor clock speed based on workload. If you’re using an application that doesn’t need every core, Turbo Boost increases the speed of the active ones.
Up to 24 virtual cores.
The Intel Xeon processors support Hyper-Threading, which allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core. So, for example, a 12-core Mac Pro presents 24 virtual cores that are recognized by Mac OS X. Performance is enhanced because Hyper-Threading enables the processor to take better advantage of the execution resources available in each core.
Path of least resistance.
A bidirectional, point-to-point connection — called QuickPath Interconnect — gives the Intel Xeon processors quick access to the disk, I/O, and other Mac Pro subsystems. In dual-processor Mac Pro models, there’s a QuickPath Interconnect between the two processors as well. This connection acts as a direct pipeline, so processor-to-processor data doesn’t need to travel to the I/O hub first. It’s another way the Mac Pro boosts performance across the board.
The Mac Pro meets the stringent low power requirements set by the EPA, giving it ENERGY STAR qualification. ENERGY STAR 5.0 sets significantly higher efficiency limits for power supplies and aggressive limits for the computer’s typical annual power consumption.