Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Apple reveals the next gen - Mac Pro
Inside, there’s Intel’s new 12-core, 256-bit Xeon processor keeping things moving. That’s paired not with traditional hard-drives, but instead with flash storage; Apple is pretty excited about the type of flash, too, using a new-generation flash with a PCIe controller.
That’s good for up to 1.25GBps read rates and up to 1.0GBps write rates. It’s not the only turn of speed Apple says the Mac Pro is good for: if you want to add external storage, there’s support for Thunderbolt 2.
As you might recall, Thunderbolt 2 is good for up to 20Gbps, with six devices supported per port. You also get six Thunderbolt ports altogether, too, which means support for a total of 36 external devices hooked up to the same Mac Pro. You also get dual gigabit ethernet ports, audio in/out, four USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI output.
As for the memory, it’s the fastest on a Mac so far, using 1866MHz DDR3 with a four-channel controller and 60 GBps bandwidth. (SlashGear)