Apple said it will begin shipping on Tuesday its new Mac Pro workstation and its Xserve server, which the company said is up to twice as fast as its predecessor.
The new Mac Pro combines two of Intel?s new 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2 GHz, new graphics and up to 4TB of internal storage. Every Mac Pro comes standard with the ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics card with 256MB of video memory. The Mac Pro includes a new PCI Express 2.0 graphics slot that delivers up to double the bandwidth compared to the previous generation, and supports the latest generation of graphics cards from NVIDIA, such as the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB of video memory, or NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 with 1.5GB of video memory and a 3-D stereo port for stereo-in-a-window applications. With support for up to four graphics cards, the new Mac Pro can drive up to eight 30-inch displays at once for advanced visualization and large display walls. Every Mac Pro includes Leopard operating system.
The standard Mac Pro carries a suggested price of $2,799 while the standard Xserve model is priced at $2,999.