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New Mac Pros have been announced by Apple, credit to Yahoo News.


Apple Introduces New Mac Pro

Tuesday January 8, 8:30 am ET

Fastest Mac Ever - Eight Processor Cores Standard








Mac Pro Site updated: http://www.apple.com/macpro/


New xServe as well: http://www.apple.com/xserve/

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I'm not surprised it'll have G80/G92 since the beta drivers improved the performances a lot. Good news for us Geforce 8xxx users :(

And maybe some "official ICH9 support ?" Even though that won't change anything I guess since AppleACHI or IOATAfamily is universal for any ICHx...

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Very cool! 8-cores as standard :o They also have 2 gigs RAM and a 2600XT as standard now, with options for an 8800GT or QuadroFX 5600. I'm interested to see what the new prices are, but at the moment the Apple Store is down as it's being updated.


edit: Oh, I see the price for that base setup will be $2799

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Probably won't change anything than natit, though would be nicer cosmetic-wise :blink: And you can use any gfx-string from geforce 7xxx on geforce 8xxx, it'll work


Are you sure? I've not seen anyone on the Netkas forum running a 8800GT with a string yet.

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Just for the fun of it, I decided to configure the most expensive Mac Pro possible:

  • 2 x Quad Core 3.2GHz Intel Xeon (total 8 cores)
  • 32GB RAM
  • Mac Pro RAID Card
  • 4 x 300GB 15,000RPM SAS Hard Drives
  • nVidia Quadro FX 5600 1.5GB
  • 2 x Apple 30" Cinema Displays
  • 2 x SuperDrives (16x Speed)
  • AirPort Extreme Card (WiFi)
  • Quad Channel 4GB Fibre Channel PCI Express Card
  • Apple USB Modem
  • Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse + Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Mac OS X 10.5 Server, iWork 08, Final Cut Express 4, Aperture, and Logic Express 8 Pre-installed
  • Canon Pixma MX700 AIO Office Printer
  • 1 year .Mac Subscription
  • AppleCare for Mac Pro

TOTAL: $27,340,90

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Oh really ? Well I saw myself running it :P And I can assure you, no performance difference.
Well done cyclonefr, that's great news. Did you use a string from the 8600? So it didn't make any difference to the performance. :angry: I've sent you a PM. I would like to get a copy of the string you are using.



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