Conspicuously pre-MacWorld, Apple today announced the release of the new Mac Pro, nicknamed the Tower of 8-Core Power.
Features include a new standard of 8-Cores of processing power (using Intel’s new 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2 GHz), and a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of its predecessor, making this the fastest Mac yet.
- Two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors with dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses
- 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM memory, expandable up to 32GB
- ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
- 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm
- 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
- Two PCI Express 2.0 slots and two PCI Express slots
- Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
- Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse.
However, this announcement is conspicuous because it comes a week before MacWorld, where many had expected Apple to announce the update to their Mac Pro line. Does this mean Apple has a big announcement planned that would dwarf the announcement of an updated Mac Pro?
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.