[AI] Fwd: Apple(R) today unveiled a new Mac(R) Pro line with up to 12 processing cores

Subramani L lsubramani.visa at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 03:28:37 EDT 2010


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From: Subramani L <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:55:38 +0530
Subject: Apple® today unveiled a new Mac® Pro line with up to 12
processing cores
To: lsubramani.visa at gmail.com

CUPERTINO, California-July 27, 2010-Apple® today unveiled a new Mac®
Pro line with up to 12 processing cores and up to 50 percent greater
performance than
the previous generation.* Featuring the latest quad-core and 6-core
Intel Xeon processors, all-new ATI graphics and the option for up to
four 512GB solid
state drives (SSD), the new Mac Pro continues to deliver amazing
performance and expandability for the most demanding consumers and
professionals.

"The new Mac Pro is the most powerful and configurable Mac we've ever
made," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of
Worldwide Product Marketing.
"With up to 12 cores, the new Mac Pro outperforms our previous
top-of-the-line system by up to 50 percent, and with over a billion
possible configurations,
our customers can create exactly the system they want."

At the heart of the new Mac Pro's performance are next generation
quad-core and 6-core Intel Xeon processors running at speeds up to
3.33 GHz. These multi-core
processors use a single die design so each core can share up to 12MB
L3 cache to improve efficiency while increasing processing speed.
These systems feature
an integrated memory controller for faster memory bandwidth and
reduced memory latency; Turbo Boost to dynamically boost processor
speeds up to 3.6 GHz;
and Hyper-Threading to create up to 24 virtual cores. The Mac Pro now
comes with the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics processor with 1GB of
memory and customers
can configure-to-order the even faster ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of memory.

For the first time, Mac Pro customers have the option to order a 512GB
SSD for the ultimate in reliability and lightning fast performance.
With the ability
to install up to four SSD drives in the system's internal drive bays,
the new Mac Pro can provide ultra high-speed disk bandwidth and random
disk performance,
two times faster than the average performance of a standard disk
drive.** Mac Pro also now features two Mini DisplayPorts and one
dual-link DVI port. The
additional Mini DisplayPort output allows customers to connect two LED
Cinema Displays without an additional graphics card or adapter and the
dual-link
DVI port supports legacy DVI-based displays up to a resolution of 2560
x 1600 pixels.

Every Mac Pro comes with Apple's innovative Magic Mouse and customers
can also order Apple's new Magic Trackpad as an option. The Magic
Trackpad brings
the intuitive Multi-Touch(tm) gestures of Mac notebook trackpads to
the desktop. With its glass surface, the wireless Magic Trackpad
allows users to scroll
smoothly up and down a page with inertial scrolling, pinch to zoom in
and out, rotate an image with their fingertips and swipe three fingers
to flip through
a collection of web pages or photos. The Magic Trackpad can be
configured to support single button or two button commands and
supports tap-to-click as
well as a physical click. Magic Trackpad is available separately for
Rs 3,070 (Inc VAT).

Continuing Apple's commitment to the environment, Apple's desktop
lineup is a leader in green design. The Mac Pro meets stringent Energy
Star 5.0 requirements
and achieves EPEAT Gold status.*** The Mac Pro enclosure is made of
highly recyclable aluminum and the interior is designed to be more
material-efficient.
The Mac Pro uses PVC-free internal cables and components and contains
no brominated flame retardants. The new Apple Battery Charger provides
a convenient
and environmentally friendly way to always have a fresh set of
batteries for your Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard.
The Apple Battery
Charger is available as an option for Rs 1,140 (Inc VAT) and comes
with six long shelf life rechargeable batteries.

Every Mac also comes with Mac OS® X Snow Leopard®, the world's most
advanced operating system, and iLife®, Apple's innovative suite of
applications for
managing photos, making movies and creating and learning to play
music. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success
with hundreds of
refinements, core technologies and out of the box support for
Microsoft Exchange. iLife features iPhoto®, with breakthrough ways to
organize and manage
your photos by who appears in them and where they were taken; iMovie®
with powerful easy-to-use features such as Precision Editor, video
stabilization
and advanced drag and drop; and GarageBand® which offers a whole new
way to help you learn to play piano and guitar.

Optional Apple professional applications include Aperture®, Final Cut®
Express, Final Cut Studio®, Logic® Express and Logic Studio®.

Pricing & Availability
The new Mac Pro will be available in August through Apple Authorized Resellers.

The new quad-core Mac Pro, with a suggested retail price of Rs 128,490
(Inc VAT), includes:
* one 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3530 processor with 8MB of
fully-shared L3 cache;
* 3GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory, expandable up to 16GB;
* ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory;
* two Mini DisplayPorts and one DVI (dual-link) port (adapters sold separately);
* 1TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
* 18x SuperDrive® with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
* four PCI Express 2.0 slots;
* five USB 2.0 ports and four FireWire® 800 ports;
* AirPort Extreme® 802.11n;
* Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; and
* Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad and Magic Mouse.

The new 8-core Mac Pro, with a suggested retail price of Rs 179,910
(Inc VAT), includes:
* two 2.4 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon E5620 processors with 12MB of
fully-shared L3 cache per processor;
* 6GB of 1066 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory, expandable up to 32GB;
* ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory;
* two Mini DisplayPorts and one DVI (dual-link) port (adapters sold separately);
* 1TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm;
* 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW);
* four PCI Express 2.0 slots;
* five USB 2.0 ports and four FireWire 800 ports;
* AirPort Extreme 802.11n;
* Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; and
* Apple Keyboard with numerical keypad and Magic Mouse.

Configure-to-order options include:
* one 3.2 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3565 processor for the quad-core Mac Pro;
* one 3.33 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon W3680 processor for the quad-core Mac Pro;
* two 2.66 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon X5650 processors (12-cores) for the
8-core Mac Pro;
* two 2.93 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon X5670 processors (12-cores) for the
8-core Mac Pro;
* two ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards with 1GB of GDDR5 memory;
* one ATI Radeon HD 5870 card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory;
* up to 16GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory for the quad-core Mac Pro;
* up to 32GB of DDR3 ECC SDRAM memory for the 8-core Mac Pro;
* up to four 512GB solid state drives (SSD); or
* up to four 1TB or 2TB Serial ATA hard drives running at 7200 rpm;
* Mac Pro RAID card;
* dual-channel or quad-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card; and
* up to two 18x SuperDrives with double-layer support.

Accessories include: Magic Trackpad, Apple Battery Charger, wired
Apple Mouse, wireless Apple Keyboard, Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter,
Mini DisplayPort
to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (for 30-inch DVI display), Mini DisplayPort
to VGA Adapter, the AppleCare® Protection Plan; and pre-installed
copies of Mac OS
X Snow Leopard Server; iWork®, Logic Express 9, Final Cut Express 4
and Aperture 3. Complete options and accessories are available at
http://www.apple.com/in/macpro/

*Testing conducted by Apple in July 2010 using preproduction Mac Pro
12-core 2.93 GHz units and shipping Mac Pro 8-core 2.93 GHz units, all
configured with
6GB of RAM. Based on render performance of Maxwell Render 2.0.3 using
Benchwell's sculpture.mxs. Performance tests are conducted using
specific computer
systems and reflect the approximate performance of Mac Pro.

**Testing conducted by Apple in July 2010 using preproduction Mac Pro
12-core 2.93 GHz units configured with 6GB of RAM, 1TB 7200-rpm hard
disk drive and
512GB solid-state drive. Testing conducted using Iometer 2006.07.27
with a 30-second ramp-up, 5-minute run duration, 128KB request size, 8
outstanding
IOs, and 150GB test file. Average rotational media performance
calculated by creating the test file on the outer, middle and inner
sectors of the drive
and averaging the results from all three measurements. Performance
tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the
approximate performance
of Mac Pro.

***EPEAT is an independent organization that helps customers compare
the environmental performance of notebooks and desktops. Products
meeting all of the
23 required criteria and at least 75 percent of the optional criteria
are recognized as EPEAT Gold products. The EPEAT program was conceived
by the US
EPA and is based on IEEE 1680 standard for Environmental Assessment of
Personal Computer Products. For more information visit
www.epeat.net.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along
with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the
digital music revolution
with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the
mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has
recently introduced
its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and
computing devices.




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