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We're talking about Science Fiction type specs here, for a mere $2,799. Woah!

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Apple rolls out 8-core Mac Pro
January 8, 2008


Apple on Tuesday unveiled its latest Mac Pro, which the company claims is its fastest ever with eight processor cores standard.

The Mac Pro definitely sounds like it pops a wallop. Here are the details:

* Two Intel 45 nanometer quad core Xeonapple.png processors running up to 3.2 Ghz–each processor has 12 MB of L2 cache;
* Up to 4 TB internal storage;
* 1600 MHz front side buses and up to 32 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC FB-DIMM;
* ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory.

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WOW!!!! I may have to buy my wife one so she acn do her video editing. That would be one heckuva gaming computer if it wasn't a Mac.
It will run Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X, etc., natively, faster than anything you've seen. Educate yourself about the Intel Macs. It will smoke games, no sweat. The only problem for me is that I can't afford one. :hihi:
 

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2800 bucks is really less than I would've expected with this type of performance - there are boutique PCs that are much more expensive - like 5k-8k.

I would want a better GPU and more hard drive(s) and space

Moving to Intel was, I think, a move that has really helped Apple.

Dual booting Windows and Apple is something I'd like to see in my future!
 

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My Macbook pro all of a sudden seems so very very very slow.
 

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I used the build feature on their site. This computer with all the options is a mere

$24,544.00 That is no typo ..... twenty four THOUSAND!

Example 1 ...Upgrade to (2) 3.2 GHZ CPU... Add $1,600.00

Example 2 ...Upgrade to 32GB RAM...... Add $9,100.00
 
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I used the build feature on their site. This computer with all the options is a mere

$24,544.00 That is no typo ..... twenty four THOUSAND!

Example 1 ...Upgrade to (2) 3.2 GHZ CPU... Add $1,600.00

Example 2 ...Upgrade to 32GB RAM...... Add $9,100.00
How much is it if you just get your RAM somewhere else at a competitive price?
 

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How much is it if you just get your RAM somewhere else at a competitive price?
From Apple: "The Mac Pro now uses faster 800MHz DDR2 fully buffered ECC memory, an industry-standard memory technology that allows for more memory capacity, greater bandwidth, and better reliability. To take full advantage of the 256-bit-wide memory architecture, four or more FB-DIMMs should be installed in the Mac Pro.

Please note: Apple created a more robust thermal specification for the Mac Pro FB-DIMM heat sinks that provide more efficient cooling than many other FB-DIMMs. These FB-DIMMs require less airflow to stay cool and allow the internal fans to spin at slower speeds, improving system acoustics. FB-DIMMs made by other manufacturers that do not include a sufficient heat sink may cause the fans to run faster (and louder) or the memory chips to run slower so as not to overheat.


Same memory from NewEgg: $204.00 per 4GB after mail in rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146682
 

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well of course, why do you need 32 GIGS of ram lol

of course, apples prices on memory are and have always been outrageous.

1600 for 32 gigs of ram seems alot better than 9000 haha
 

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but that's not the only thing factoring into it - the price of the RAM.

Is there a single motherboard that can house 32 GB?

So you're looking at some major hardware changes in order to accommodate all of that RAM.

That said, 32 GB is beyond insanity.
 

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