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Apple 2013 Mac Pro 3.5GHz 6 Core Xeon E5-1650v2 (MD878LL/A)  

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Overview

  • 3.5GHz 6-core Xeon E5 processor
  • 12MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 16GB of DDR3 ECC memory
Description & Specs
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When Apple began work on the new Mac Pro, every element that defines a pro computer was considered — graphics, storage, expansion, processing power, and memory, all in search of the best, most forward-looking way possible to engineer each one of them. At last, when it was all put together, the result was something entirely innovative. Something radically different from anything before it. Something that provides an extremely powerful argument against the status quo. Now ready to perform at the highest levels of demand, this version Mac Pro comes stacked with a 3.5GHz 6-core Xeon E5 processor with 12MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz. But there's more than just hardcore processing under the hood, there's also 16GB of DDR3 ECC memory, Dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics processors with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage for lightning-fast access to your programs and files that's up to 10x faster then ever before.

Processor
The new Mac Pro is muscle through and through, starting with the new-generation Intel Xeon E5, with 6 cores of processing power on a single die. And with up to 12MB of L3 cache, 40GB/s of PCI Express gen 3 bandwidth, and 256-bit-wide floating-point instructions, you’ll never be at a loss for speed.

Memory
Every component in the new Mac Pro is optimized for performance. That includes a four-channel DDR3 memory controller running at 1866MHz. It comes with 16GB of memory, with support for up to 64GB total, and delivers up to 60GB/s of memory bandwidth, which means you can fly through even the most compute-intensive tasks in no time. And since it’s ECC memory, your render job, video export, or simulation won’t be stopped by transient memory errors.

Power structure
Engineered around workstation graphics with dual GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage, high-performance Thunderbolt 2, new-generation Xeon processors, ultrafast memory, and support for 4K video, the new Mac Pro delivers state-of-the-art performance across the board.

Graphics
Traditionally, pro computers have relied primarily on the CPU for their computing power. But as GPU performance has dramatically increased, software developers have begun to leverage that power in their apps. With the new Mac Pro, Apple looked ahead and engineered an even more powerful GPU architecture. Not only does it feature a state-of-the-art AMD FirePro workstation-class GPU — it features two of them. And each is available with 3GB of dedicated VRAM and up to 2048 stream processors. With all that power, you’ll be able to do things like seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background — and still have enough power to connect up to three high-resolution 4K displays.

Storage
There’s flash storage, and then there’s next-generation PCIe-based flash storage. We’re talking storage that’s up to 2.4 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive and up to 10 times faster than a 7200-rpm SATA hard drive. Most flash storage systems connect via SATA buses designed for slower spinning hard drives. But the new Mac Pro was designed around PCIe-based flash controller technology to deliver the fastest solid-state drives available standard in a desktop computer. So you’ll have 256GB of storage, expandable up to 1TB, that will let you boot up, launch apps, and even open massive files in, well, a flash.

A unified thermal core
The new Mac Pro packs an unprecedented amount of power in an unthinkable amount of space. A big reason it's able to do that is the ingenious unified thermal core. Rather than using multiple heat sinks and fans to cool the processor and graphics cards, Apple built everything around a single piece of extruded aluminum designed to maximize airflow as well as thermal capacity. It works by conducting heat away from the CPU and GPUs and distributing that heat uniformly across the core. That way, if one processor isn’t working as hard as the others, the extra thermal capacity can be shared efficiently among them.

A single breakthrough fan
An incredible amount of innovation went into designing a fan system capable of cooling such a high-performance device. Instead of adding extra fans, Apple engineered a single, larger fan that pulls air upward through a bottom intake. As air passes vertically through the center of the device, it absorbs heat and carries it out the top. It’s simple and elegant — and also astonishingly quiet. To achieve that, Apple designers had to consider every detail: the number of blades, the size of the blades, the spacing of the blades, and even the shape of the blades. By minimizing air resistance throughout the system, the fan was designed with backward-curved impeller blades that runs at fewer revolutions per minute, draws air more efficiently as it spins, and creates considerably less noise.

Thunderbolt 2
Thunderbolt combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into one high-speed, versatile I/O technology. Thunderbolt 2 delivers twice the throughput, providing up to 20Gb/s of bandwidth to each external device. So you’re more than ready for the next generation of high-performance peripherals, without being limited by the number of expansion slots inside your computer. You can connect massive amounts of storage, add a PCI expansion chassis, and work with the latest external displays — including 4K desktop displays and peripheral devices capable of broadcast monitoring in 4K. And since each Thunderbolt 2 port allows you to daisy-chain up to six peripherals, you can go all out by plugging in up to 36 external devices via Thunderbolt 2 alone.

Other I/O connections
Mac Pro equips you with all kinds of connections for all kinds of peripherals. USB 3 gives you the versatility to hook up dozens of different types of external devices. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports let you connect to multiple networks. And an HDMI 1.4 port provides support for the latest televisions, projectors, and displays, including Ultra HD TVs. But the thought that was put into expandability extends beyond the types of peripherals you can use. As you rotate Mac Pro to plug in a device, it senses the movement and automatically illuminates the I/O panel. So you can easily see the ports you need when you need them.

Wireless
Access your network over three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi for the latest in high-speed wireless connectivity. For all your other wireless connections, Mac Pro includes Bluetooth 4.0. It’s the easiest way to connect your keyboard, mouse, and other wireless devices without having to physically attach anything.

Features

  • 3.5GHz 6-core Xeon E5 processor
  • 12MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • 16GB of DDR3 ECC memory
  • Dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics processors with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each
  • 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage, expandable to 512GB or 1TB
  • Connect up to three 4K displays or six Thunderbolt displays
  • 4 USB 3, 6 Thunderbolt 2, Dual Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI UltraHD connections
  • Combined optical digital audio output/analog line out minijack
  • Headphone minijack with headset support
  • HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
  • I/O panel automatically illuminates upon unit rotation
  • Latest in high-speed wireless connectivity

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2013 Mac Pro 3.5GHz 6 Core Xeon E5-1650v2 (MD878LL/A) Specifications:

  • Dimensions
  • Height: 9.9"
  • Diameter: 6.6"
  • Weight: 11 lb
  • Processor
  • 3.5GHz
  • 6-Core
  • Intel Xeon E5 with 12MB L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • Configurable to 3.0GHz 8-core processor with 25MB L3 cache or 2.7GHz 12-core processor with 30MB L3 cache
  • User accessible memory
  • 16GB
  • DDR3 ECC memory
  • 16GB (four 4GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC memory
  • Configurable to 32GB (four 8GB) or 64GB (four 16GB)
  • Graphics
  • Dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics processors with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each
  • 1526 stream processors
  • 384-bit-wide memory bus
  • 240GB/s memory bandwidth
  • 2.2 teraflops performance
  • Configurable to dual AMD FirePro D700, each with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 2048 stream processors, 384-bit-wide memory bus, 264GB/s memory bandwidth, and 3.5 teraflops performance
  • Display Support
  • Up to three 4K displays/up to six Thunderbolt displays
  • Audio
  • Combined optical digital audio output/analog line out minijack
  • Headphone minijack with headset support
  • HDMI port supports multichannel audio output
  • Built-in speaker
  • Connections and expansion
  • 4 USB 3
  • 6 Thunderbolt 2
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI 1.4 Ultra HD
  • Wireless
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • Electrical and Operating Requirements
  • Line voltage: 100-240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
  • Maximum continuous power: 450W
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude: 16,400 feet (5000 meters)
  • Typical acoustical performance, sound pressure level (operator position):
  • 12 dBA at idle
  • Limited Warranty and Service
  • Your Mac Pro comes with 90 days of complimentary telephone technical support and a one-year limited warranty. Purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan to extend your service and support to three years from your computer’s purchase date. Only the AppleCare Protection Plan provides you with direct telephone technical support from Apple experts and the assurance that repairs will be handled by Apple-authorized technicians using genuine Apple parts.
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5.0

Best Computer Ever

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to setup
  • Fast fast FAST
  • Multiple Thunderbolt Port

Cons

  • Drive Capacity Is Small
  • Drive Is Small
  • Must Use Peripherals

Best Uses

  • Handles Audio And Video

Love it! It is fast and easy to operate. It is everything I wanted, and portable enough to move around. It handles HD recording without a hitch as well as audio multitrack recording.

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