Apple updates Mac Pro, Xserve: Penryn processors


A prelude of things to come next week at MacWorld?

Apple speed bumped the Mac Pro and Xserve today; both now use Intel’s recently-released Penryn processor. The revised Mac Pro, what every little Mac Head wish he had the money for, has:

– two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors with dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses;
– 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM memory, expandable up to 32GB;
– ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory;
– 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
– 16x SuperDrive(TM) with double-layer support (DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW);
– two PCI Express 2.0 slots and two PCI Express slots;
– Bluetooth 2.0+EDR; and
– ships with Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse.

That’ll set you back $2,799.

As for the $2,999 Xserve…

– a single 64-bit 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Xeon processor with 12MB of L2 cache and a 1600 Mhz front side bus;
– 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM RAM, expandable up to 32GB;
– a single 80GB SATA Apple Drive Module;
– dual Gigabit Ethernet on-board;
– internal graphics;
– two FireWire(R) 800 and three USB 2.0 ports; and
– an unlimited client license for Mac OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard.

Both the Mac Pro and Xserve are available now.

Come on, new MacBook! I’ve been hurting for a laptop since I accidentally broke, then purposefully really broke my old G4 PowerBook.


Xserve [Apple via Mac Rumors