October 03, 2013 1 min read
The 2013 Mac Pro will be sporting the newest Intel Xeon E5 processor. Apple offers two base configurations, a quad-core and six-core, but the Mac Pro is configurable up to 12 cores upon purchase. The hyper-threading advances made in the chipset will allow users up to 24 virtual cores. There are not really a lot of downsides here; developers may potentially have a hard time coming up with applications to fully utilize the large amounts of horsepower this processor can put out.
|2013 Mac Pro||2012 Quad-Core Mac Pro||2012 12-Core Mac Pro|
|Intel Xeon E5||One 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3565 processor||Two 2.4GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5645 processors|
|Quad-Core and 6-Core base models; configurable up to 12 cores||Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46GHz||Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 2.67GHz|
|Hyper-Threading technology for up to 24 virtual cores||Hyper-Threading technology for up to 24 virtual cores|
Continue reading to learn more about the 2013 Mac Pro Memory.