Apple intros new Mac Pro: eight processor cores, twice the performance of before

apple_macpro_2008_quad_core.jpgNothing’s really going to eclipse Apple’s iPhone announcement at Macworld last year, which clashed delightfully with CES 2007. Yet Apple has chosen, a week ahead of Macworld, to push out a new, high-performance Mac Pro.

Using two of Intel’s 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon 5400 processors running at up to 3.2 GHz, the newly designed system boasts up to twice the performance of the previous Mac Pro — and that was no sluggard.

Other notable inclusions are up to 4TB of internal storage, ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with 256MB as standard, up to 32GB of memory, PCI Express 2.0 graphics slot, support for the latest generation of graphics cards from NVIDIA, and the power to drive up to eight 30-inch displays at once.