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The system is powered by two quad-core Intel Xeon 5400 CPUs running at a clockspeed of 2.8 GHz each. This "Eight Core" configuration gives you up to eight times the processing...Read more
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As a composer, I've been happily using my 2003 PowerBook G4 with Pro Tools software. No problem. Then I added Kontakt software from Native Instruments. PowerBook started to...Read more
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Best computer out there.
Can't describe the raw power this packs, it can push through 100's of RAW photos without a hiccup.
My initial test was to open an A3 file in photoshop at 300 res, render ...Read more

Apple Mac Pro Desktop - MA970B/A (January, 2008)

Configure your computerProcessor Speed: 2.8 GHzMemory: 2 GBHard Drive: 320 GBReset configuration
Memory
2GB+4GB+8GB+16GB+
Hard Drive Capacity
320GB+500GB+750GB+1TB+1.5TB+2TB+
Processor Type
Processor Speed
2GHz+2.5GHz+
Price£999.99
+£40.00 postage & packaging
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The system is powered by two quad-core Intel Xeon 5400 CPUs running at a clockspeed of 2.8 GHz each. This "Eight Core" configuration gives you up to eight times the processing power of a single CPU, making it an ideal solution for mission critical applications.

Product Identifiers
BrandApple
Product FamilyMac Pro
Model IDMacPro3,1
Model NumberA1186
EAN0885909169023, 885909169023

Processor
Processor TypeIntel Xeon Quad Core
Processor Speed2.8 GHz
Number of CoresQuad-Core

Motherboard
Video Output InterfacePCI Express
Motherboard I/O PortsFireWire (IEEE1394a) x 2, FireWire (IEEE1394b) x 2, RJ45 Lan Port x 1, RJ45 Lan Port x 2, USB 2.0 x 4, USB 2.0 x 5
Bus Speed1600 MHz

Technical Features
Expansion Bays4 x 3.5" Third-Height (internal Access)
Expansion SlotsPCI Express x16 x 1, PCI Express x4 x 2, PCI x 2

Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Hard Drive Rotation Speed7200 RPM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA

Memory
RAM TechnologyDDR2 SDRAM
Manufacturer''''s RAM Capacity2 GB
RAM Supported Speed800 Mhz
RAM Memory Slots Qunatity8 x DIMMs
Installed Cache Memory8 MB
Max. Cache Memory12 MB

CD / DVD
Optical Drive TypeDVD±RW Dual Layer/CD-RW
Optical Drive Read Speed16x (DVD), 32x (CD)
Optical Drive Write Speed16x (DVD+R), 16x (DVD-R), 8x (DVD+R DL), 8x (DVD-R DL)
Optical Drive ReWrite Speed24x (CD-RW), 6x (DVD-RW), 8x (DVD+RW)

Video
On Board Graphic ProcessorATI RADEON HD 2600 XT
Max. Video Resolution2560 x 1600
Installed Video Memory256 MB
Video Outputs15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1, DVI x 1, DVI x 2, Mini-VGA

Audio
Audio InputLine In (3.5mm), Optical Digital In
Audio OutputHeadphones, Line Out, Optical Digital, SPDIF out, Sound card, Speaker(s)

Modem
Modem TypeFax / Modem

Networking
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
Networking TypeBluetooth, Integrated 10/100 Network Card, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card

Dimensions
Depth47.5 cm
Height51.1 cm
Width20.6 cm
Weight19.2 kg

Miscellaneous
Form FactorTower
Release DateJanuary, 2008
Exterior ColorSilver
Other Features64bit Ready, Dual Channel Memory Architecture

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Apple Mac Pro Desktop - MA970B/A (January, 2008)
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Just what I needed

Created: 07/08/10
As a composer, I've been happily using my 2003 PowerBook G4 with Pro Tools software. No problem. Then I added Kontakt software from Native Instruments. PowerBook started to groan a little, but if I trimmed down the software instruments a lot, they fit. Then I added one small bit of software from Vienna Symphonic Library, and the PowerBook nearly died. VSL advertised that their product would run on a G4 with a 1GHz cpu and 1GB of RAM. Well, on my G4 with a 1.33GHz cpu and 1.5GB of RAM, it could not run without halting frequently with error messages -- and that's when I was using a single instrument!

So VSL forced me, finally, to spend a pile of money on a far more powerful Mac. It's been an investment which I hope will remain satisfactory for a very long time. I brought its memory up to 10GB, and moved my two external disks inside it (one dedicated to Pro Tools sessions, the other to Kontakt instruments). After a few days, there have been no error messages from my old Pro Tools sessions, and I've finally succeeded in getting Vienna Ensemble to work, which is the goal I'd been aiming for but couldn't reach before.

Some people complain about the "look" of the Mac Pro and its weight. These don't bother me at all. I now have more space on my desk than I had when using the laptop.

The Mac Pro which I bought on eBay already supported AirPort (wi-fi), which is pretty essential if you plan to download any software updates and aren't within reach of an ethernet cable.

I would have bought a model with 3GHz cpus, but this one with 2.8GHz was more easily available, and the speed difference is only 7%.

I'm happy with the machine, and maybe some day I'll be happy with VSL.
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Best computer out there.

Created: 12/05/10
Can't describe the raw power this packs, it can push through 100's of RAW photos without a hiccup.
My initial test was to open an A3 file in photoshop at 300 res, render clouds, then run a 64 Radial spin blur at best quality.
The Mac Pro done it in 6 seconds.
My intel quad core (Q6600) pc with Windows 7 took almost 1.5 mins.

Insane!

It's stunning inside and out, easy to upgrade too. Quite heavy though, the PC is a feather in comparison.
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awesome product. great value for the money

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Created: 29/09/13
Still a great model very efficient! considering the prices of actual imac and macbookpro this is a much better machine and the price is within a decent price range
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Great machine, with some miles on the clock, but reliable and affordable

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Created: 07/03/13
Great machine, runs mountain lion. This one has 2x 2.8Ghz quad core processors and (by now)
14GB Ram. The sun is shining again!
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