Are you having problems in finding the right desktop with Core i7 processor, because so few of them are actually there? Well, now you have a great alternative, which is perhaps better too! Mac has just released its Pro desktops for pre-order and these should ship within two weeks.
These powerful Mac desktops were announced in July and comes in with three base configurations. You can also customize the desktop configurations to suit your needs and preferences.
The most powerful of the three Mac systems has 12 cores to boast of! Yes, it actually has two 2.66GHz 6-core Intel Xeon processors — stuff that’s easily in the league of servers.
The two other setups have quad core (one 2.8GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon processor) and 8-core (two 2.4GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon processors). All desktops also come with 1 terabyte hard drive, 3GB or 6GB RAM and ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card with 1GB DDR5 dedicated graphics memory.
Features of the Mac Pro Desktop Machines
The quad core and six-core processors can each run at speeds up to 3.33 GHz. Moreover, because they are multi-core, these processors can each share up to 12MB of L3 cache memory for efficient and faster processing. All the desktops feature and advanced integrated memory controller for faster memory bandwidth and negligible memory latency.
Plus you can also use the Turbo Boost feature to increase processor speeds up to 3.6 GHz, while Hyper Threading allows you to create up to 24 virtual cores.
If you think that the ATI Radeon 5770 will not be enough for your gaming needs, simply order your Mac Pro with an even faster ATI Radeon 5870 with 1GB memory!
All the MacPro desktops also come with pre-installed iWorks, Aperture 4, Final Cut Express 4, Bento 3, Microsoft Office for Mac and Logic Express 9, so you can easily begin both work and play right after unboxing your Mac Pro.
The desktop with the lowest configuration (quad core, 3GB RAM) comes for $2499. The 6-Core one comes for $3499 while the 12-Core monster can be yours for a cool $4999! These are not cheap by any means, but on a positive note, it should be money well-spent.
Moreover, if you buy on other large online stores other the official Apple Store, you can save up to $200 on your orders. And should you actually buy these Mac machines as alternatives to Core i5 or i7 processor-equipped PC’s? Not a bad idea, to be honest!