Saturday, April 21, 2007

Just when you thought quad was crazy…

The top-of-the-line Macintosh, and discernibly the speediest computer in the world, Mac Pro, has just got a major upgrade under its polished sleek metallic casing, promising terrific, exceptional and outstanding performance with its new dual 3.0GHz quad-core Intel Xeon 5300 series (Clovertown) processors which amounts to a dazzling 8-core workstation capable of the most intensive tasks ever imaginable.

But the Mac Pro does not just win hands-down in terms of processing power, it has killer graphics and a massive gigantic hard drive too.

With 4 hard drive bays each capable of holding up to 750GB each, the total possible storage of 3TB (3000GB) is simply unfathomable.

The maximum possible amount of RAM would be equivalent to 16 average Windows Vista PCs with 1GB RAM each. Yes, that’s right, 16GB!

The best graphics and display combination that Apple offers is the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 with 512MB of GDDR3 SDRAM, two dual-link DVI ports and one stereo 3D port. Not to mention a 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)!

So if you have the purchasing power, the Mac Pro, with 33 million attainable configurations, will be yours from a starting price of S$4388. (Base model features the dual duo core Intel Xeon with a total of 4 cores.)

I know what thoughts are floating in your mind right now… when will we hit 16 cores?

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