Eight-Core Mac Pro Finally Arrives

After months of speculation, Apple finally released an 8-core Mac Pro today. It employs two quad-core Xeon’s clocked at 3 Gigahertz. The price is high — $1500 more than the standard system with two dual-core chips — about $4K.

The big question is how much real-world speed increase you get with this baby.

Mac Pro Site

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2 Comments on “Eight-Core Mac Pro Finally Arrives”

  1. Liam Says:

    I’m thinking FCP6 will be catered to the octo-core. Well i’m hoping it is, off to Vegas in 2 weeks to find out! You know of any Avid events worth checking out, Steve? I’m already signed up for the Walter Murch thing on the FCP front…

  2. Steve Says:

    Yea, FCP is probably going to do a lot with this machine. I’m wondering if the same will be true with the Media Composer. It’s been written for Mac-on-Intel so it makes sense that the extra cores would be used.

    The only Avid event I know about is a big party they’re hosting at the “The Joint” at the Hard Rock Hotel on April 15 from 7 to 11. But it’s now sold out.


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