Apple Mac Pro series

Wish-list
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.0 (Original)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.0 (Original)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (2,1)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (2008)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (2008)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (2008)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.2 (2008)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (2009/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.93 (2009/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.33 (2009/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.26 (2009/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.66 (2009/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.93 (2009/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (2010/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.2 (2010/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Six Core" 3.33 (2010/Westmere)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.4 (2010/Westmere)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.66 (2010/Westmere)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.93 (2010/Westmere)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (Server 2010)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.2 (Server 2010)
  • Mac Pro "Six Core" 3.33 (Server 2010)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.4 (Server 2010)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.66 (Server 2010)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.93 (Server 2010)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.2 (2012/Nehalem)
  • Mac Pro "Six Core" 3.33 (2012/Westmere)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.4 (2012/Westmere)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.66 (2012/Westmere)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 3.06 (2012/Westmere)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.2 (Server 2012)
  • Mac Pro "Six Core" 3.33 (Server 2012)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.4 (Server 2012)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.66 (Server 2012)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 3.06 (Server 2012)
  • Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.7 (Late 2013)
  • Mac Pro "Six Core" 3.5 (Late 2013)
  • Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (Late 2013)
  • Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 2.7 (Late 2013)

    Models

    Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2006)

    Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.0 (Original)

    Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.0 (Original)
    The Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.0 (Original), technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

    The Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.0 is powered by two 2.0 GHz dual core Intel Xeon 5130 processors with 4 MB of shared level 2 cache per processor, a 128-bit SSE3 vector engine, and 1.33 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses.".

    By default, it was configured with 1.0 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 ECC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory (with a heatsink design that is a bit different from generic FB-DIMMs), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) 3 Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card with 256 MB of GDDR2 SDRAM, one dual-link DVI port and one single-link DVI port.

    Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one occupied by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), and four PCIe slots (three free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and a modem are optional.

    Also see: What are the differences between the original Mac Pro configurations?

    Source: EveryMac

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    Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original)

    Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original)
    The first Intel-based tower Mac, the Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 is powered by two 2.66 GHz dual core Intel Xeon 5150 processors with 4 MB of shared level 2 cache per processor, a 128-bit SSE3 vector engine, and 1.33 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses." Also offered, via custom configuration, were two 2 GHz Dual Core Xeon 5130 processors, two 3 GHz Dual Core Xeon 5160 processors, or starting April 4, 2007, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 (Clovertown) processors.

    By default, it was configured with 1.0 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 ECC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory (with a heatsink design that is a bit different from generic FB-DIMMs), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) 3 Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card with 256 MB of GDDR2 SDRAM, one dual-link DVI port and one single-link DVI port.

    Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one occupied by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), and four PCIe slots (three free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and a modem are optional.

    Also see: What are the differences between the original Mac Pro configurations?

    Source: EveryMac

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    Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.0 (Original)

    Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.0 (Original)
    The Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.0 (Original), technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, these two models are identical.

    The Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.0 is powered by two 3.0 GHz dual core Intel Xeon 5160 processors with 4 MB of shared level 2 cache per processor, a 128-bit SSE3 vector engine, and 1.33 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses."

    By default, it was configured with 1.0 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 ECC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory (with a heatsink design that is a bit different from generic FB-DIMMs), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) 3 Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card with 256 MB of GDDR2 SDRAM, one dual-link DVI port and one single-link DVI port.

    Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one occupied by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), and four PCIe slots (three free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and a modem are optional.

    Also see: What are the differences between the original Mac Pro configurations?

    Source: EveryMac

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    Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (2,1)

    Apple Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (2,1)
    The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0, which identifies itself via a unique MacPro2,1 model identifier, is a custom configuration of the original Mac Pro. It is powered by two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 (Clovertown) processors with 8 MB of dedicated level 2 cache per processor, a 128-bit SSE3 vector engine, and 1.33 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses."

    By default, it was configured with 1.0 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 ECC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory (with a heatsink design that is a bit different from generic FB-DIMMs), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) 3 Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card with 256 MB of GDDR2 SDRAM, one dual-link DVI port and one single-link DVI port.

    Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one occupied by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), and four PCIe slots (three free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and a modem are optional.

    Also see: What are the differences between the original Mac Pro configurations?

    Source: EveryMac

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    Technical Specifications

    Introduction Date: 2.0,2.66,3.0:August 7, 2006
    3.0Q:April 4, 2007
    Discontinued Date: January 8, 2008
    • 2.0:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

      Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
    • 2.66:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

      *On April 4, 2007, Apple began offering a 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 custom configuration as well as the original models. As this later custom configuration identifies itself with a unique MacPro2,1 identifier and has a variety of other unique characteristics, EveryMac.com has documented it as its own model.

      Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
    • 3.0:The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

      Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
    • 3.0Q:The "Introduction Date" typically refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

      *On April 4, 2007, Apple began offering a 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 custom configuration of the original Mac Pro. As this model identifies itself with a unique MacPro2,1 identifier and has a variety of other unique characteristics, EveryMac.com has documented it as its own model.

      Also see: All Macs introduced in 2007.
    Processors: 2.0,2.66,3.0:2 (4 Cores)
    3.0Q:2 (8 Cores)
    Architecture: 64-Bit
    Geekbench 2 (32): 2.0:4023
    2.66:5190
    3.0:5788
    3.0Q:9239
    Geekbench 2 (64): 2.0:4465
    2.66:5873
    3.0:6577
    3.0Q:10835
    • 2.0,2.66,3.0:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro1,1* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    • 3.0Q:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    Geekbench 3 (32): 2.0:1091
    2.66:1405
    3.0:1558
    3.0Q:1552
    Geekbench 3 (32): 2.0:3670
    2.66:4817
    3.0:5335
    3.0Q:10433
    • 2.0,2.66,3.0:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro1,1* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    • 3.0Q:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    Geekbench 3 (64): 2.0:1173
    2.66:1509
    3.0:1677
    3.0Q:1662
    Geekbench 3 (64): 2.0:3944
    2.66:5272
    3.0:5853
    3.0Q:11071
    • 2.0,2.66,3.0:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro1,1* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    • 3.0Q:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro2,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    Processor Speed: 2.0:2.0 GHz
    2.66:2.66 GHz
    3.0,3.0Q:3.0 GHz
    Processor Type: 2.0:D. Core Xeon 5130 x2
    2.66:D. Core Xeon 5150 x2
    3.0:D. Core Xeon 5160 x2
    3.0Q:Q. Core Xeon X5365 x2
    • 2.0:Each of two Xeon 5130 "Woodcrest" Dual-Core processors have two independent processor "cores" with 4 MB of level 2 cache per processor. It also features a 128-bit SSE vector engine, 64-bit data paths and registers.

      Also see: How fast is the original stock Mac Pro in real-world tests? and How much faster and slower are the custom configurations?
    • 2.66:Each of two Xeon 5150 "Woodcrest" Dual-Core processors have two independent processor "cores" with 4 MB of level 2 cache per processor. It also features a 128-bit SSE vector engine, 64-bit data paths and registers.

      Also see: How fast is the original stock Mac Pro in real-world tests? and How much faster and slower are the custom configurations?
    • 3.0:Each of two Xeon 5160 "Woodcrest" Dual-Core processors have two independent processor "cores" with 4 MB of level 2 cache per processor. It also features a 128-bit SSE vector engine, 64-bit data paths and registers.

      Also see: How fast is the original stock Mac Pro in real-world tests? and How much faster and slower are the custom configurations?
    • 3.0Q:Each of two Xeon X5365 (Clovertown) Quad Core processors have four independent processor "cores" with 8 MB of level 2 cache per processor. It also features a 128-bit SSE vector engine, 64-bit data paths and registers.

      Also see: How much faster and slower are the custom configurations of the original Mac Pro?
    Turbo Boost: N/A
    Custom Speeds: 2.0:N/A
    2.66:2, 3, 3 (Quad) GHz
    3.0,3.0Q:N/A
    • 2.0:N/A
    • 2.66:Additionally offered, via custom configuration, were two 2 GHz Dual Core Xeon 5130 processors for US$300 less, two 3 GHz Dual Core Xeon 5160 processors for US$800 more. As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented these custom configurations as their own models.

      Starting April 4, 2007, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 (Clovertown) processors also were offered for US$1500 more. As this later custom configuration identifies itself with a unique MacPro2,1 identifier and has a variety of other unique characteristics, EveryMac.com has documented it as its own model, too.
    • 3.0,3.0Q:N/A
    Processor Upgrade: LGA 771 Sockets
    FPU: Integrated
    • Also see: How do you upgrade the processors in the "Original/Early 2008" Mac Pro models? How are the processors mounted?
    System Bus Speed: 1.33 GHz
    Cache Bus Speed: 2.0:2.0 GHz (Built-in)
    2.66:2.66 GHz (Built-in)
    3.0:3.0 GHz (Built-in)
    3.0Q:3 GHz (Built-in)
    • 1.33 GHz 64-bit dual independent frontside buses.
    ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
    EFI Architecture: 32-Bit
    L1 Cache: N/A
    L2/L3 Cache: 2.0,2.66,3.0:4 MB
    3.0Q:8 MB
    • 2.0:In this configuration, each processor has 4 MB of shared level 2 cache (8 MB total).
    • 2.66:In the stock configuration, each processor has 4 MB of shared level 2 cache (8 MB total).
    • 3.0:In this configuration, each processor has 4 MB of shared level 2 cache (8 MB total).
    • 3.0Q:Each processor has 8 MB of level 2 cache shared between its four cores (16 MB total).
    RAM Type: PC5300 DDR2 ECC
    Min. RAM Speed: 667 MHz
    • Uses "667 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory" with a heatsink design that is a bit different than generic FB-DIMMs and has "up to [a] 256-bit wide memory architecture".

      Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the Mac Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support?
    Standard RAM: 1 GB
    Maximum RAM: 32 GB
    • 2.0:1.0 GB of RAM installed as two 512 MB modules. 6 slots free. RAM must be installed in pairs, and for "best acoustic performance" contain an "Apple-approved heat sink".

      *Apple officially supports a maximum of 16 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 32 GB of RAM using eight 4 GB memory modules.

      In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this Mac Pro.

      In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
    • 2.66:1.0 GB of RAM installed as two 512 MB modules. 6 slots free. RAM must be installed in pairs, and for "best acoustic performance" contain an "Apple-approved heat sink".

      *Apple officially supports a maximum of 16 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 32 GB of RAM using eight 4 GB memory modules.

      In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this Mac Pro.

      In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
    • 3.0:1.0 GB of RAM installed as two 512 MB modules. 6 slots free. RAM must be installed in pairs, and for "best acoustic performance" contain an "Apple-approved heat sink".

      *Apple officially supports a maximum of 16 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 32 GB of RAM using eight 4 GB memory modules.

      In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this Mac Pro.

      In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
    • 3.0Q:1.0 GB of RAM installed as two 512 MB modules. 6 slots free. RAM must be installed in pairs, and for "best acoustic performance" contain an "Apple-approved heat sink".

      *Apple officially supports a maximum of 16 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 32 GB of RAM using eight 4 GB memory modules.

      In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this Mac Pro.

      In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
    Motherboard RAM: None
    RAM Slots: 8
    • Apple reports that the system has "eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (4 slots per card)."
    Video Card: GeForce 7300 GT
    VRAM Type: GDDR2 SDRAM
    • 2.0,2.66,3.0:The NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT with 256 MB of GDDR2 SDRAM is installed in a "double-wide" 16-lane PCI Express slot. It has one single-link DVI port and one dual-link DVI port. Other graphics card options included the 512 MB ATI Radeon X1900 XT and the 512 MB NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, Stereo 3D with two dual-link DVI ports.

      Also see: What are the default graphics cards provided with each Mac Pro? What Mac Pro compatible video cards are available for purchase later? Which video cards have which ports?
    • 3.0Q:The default NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT with 256 MB of GDDR2 SDRAM is installed in a "double-wide" 16-lane PCI Express slot. It has one single-link DVI port and one dual-link DVI port. Other graphics card options included the 512 MB ATI Radeon X1900 XT and the 512 MB NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, Stereo 3D with two dual-link DVI ports.

      Also see: What are the default graphics cards provided with each Mac Pro? What Mac Pro compatible video cards are available for purchase later? Which video cards have which ports?
    Standard VRAM: 256 MB
    Maximum VRAM: 256 MB
    • Other graphics cards could be pre-installed at the time of purchase or installed later. Two other cards were offered at the time of purchase with 512 MB of memory.
    Display Support: Up to 8 Displays
    Resolution Support: 2560x1600
    • Apple advertised that this model can support "up to eight displays" with four NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics cards installed, each supporting two displays (one card is installed by default). The NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT is capable of supporting "digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200" pixels, the dual-link DVI port supports "up to 2560 by [1]600 pixels". It also supports analog resolutions "up to 2048 by 1536".
    2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
    2nd Max. Resolution: 1920x1200
    • The NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT is capable of simultaneously supporting a 30" display like the 30" Cinema Display HD (2560x1600 native) and a 23" display like the 23" Cinema Display (1920x1200 native).

      Also see: Apple Cinema Displays.
    Standard Storage: 250 GB HDD
    Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
    Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (25.4 mm)
    Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
    • Apple formally supports up to 2 TB of storage with four 3.5" 500 GB hard drives (one in each internal bay).

      Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drives in the Mac Pro to SSDs? What SSD options are available? Which SSD configuration provides the fastest performance?
    Standard Optical: 6X DL "SuperDrive"
    Standard Disk: None
    • Apple reports that this PATA "16X" double layer DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 6x speed, reads DVDs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at up to 24x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 32x speed."

      Also see: What options are available for the second "optical drive bay" on the Mac Pro? How do you install a second optical drive or replace the primary one?
    Standard Modem: None
    Standard Ethernet: Gigabit (x2)
    • An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49. The system has "two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T [Gigabit] Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames."
    Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n (Opt)
    Standard Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR (Optional)
    • AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR can be installed at additional cost.
    USB Ports: 5 (2.0)
    Firewire Ports: 2 (400), 2 (800)
    • The Mac Pro has five USB 2.0 ports on the system (two on the front panel and three on the back), two Firewire "400" ports (one on the front and one on the back), and two Firewire "800" ports (one on the front and one on the back). Apple also advertised "two USB 1.1 ports on included keyboard".
    Expansion Slots: 4 PCIe, AP/BL
    Expansion Bays: 4 3.5", 2 5.25"
    • The Mac Pro has four PCIe expansion slots (one double-wide 16-lane PCI Express slot is occupied by the NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT in the default configuration, and three full-length PCI Express expansion slots are open). Apple also reports that the system has "configurable bandwidth that mechanically supports 16-lane cards [and supports] 300W combined max for all PCI Express slots."

      Also see: How does the Mac Pro allocate lanes for the PCIe bus? What configurations are possible?

      AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR can be installed at additional cost.

      In the default configuration, one internal 3.5" bay is occupied by a hard drive and three are free, and one external 5.25" bay is occupied by a "SuperDrive" and the other is free. The no longer available Developer's Note also documented "two unpopulated 3 Gbps SATA buses for expansion".

      Also see: How many PCI slots of what type are provided by each Mac Pro model? How do you install a PCIe card in the Mac Pro?

      In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of internal and external expansion options and hand-picked accessories ranging from internal PCIe cards to external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, and more for this Mac Pro.

      In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, and security products (as well as some PCIe cards) for this Mac Pro.
    Incl. Keyboard: Apple Keyboard
    Incl. Input: Mighty Mouse
    • Also includes a USB keyboard extension cable.
    Case Type: Tower
    Form Factor: Mac Pro
    Apple Order No: 2.0:BTO/CTO
    2.66:MA356LL/A
    3.0,3.0Q:BTO/CTO
    Apple Subfamily: Mac Pro
    Apple Model No: 2.0,2.66,3.0:A1186 (EMC 2113)
    3.0Q:A1186 (EMC 2138)
    Model ID: 2.0,2.66,3.0:MacPro1,1
    3.0Q:MacPro2,1
    • 2.0,2.66,3.0:The custom configuration of the original Mac Pro with two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 processors identifies itself as MacPro2,1. It has a variety of different characteristics in addition to a different model identifier and EveryMac.com has documented it as its own model.

      Also see: All Macs with the A1186 Model Number, the 2113 EMC Number, and the MacPro1,1* Model Identifier.

      For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
    • 3.0Q:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

      Also see: All Macs with the A1186 Model Number, the 2138 EMC Number, and the MacPro2,1 Model Identifier.

      For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
    Battery Type: N/A
    Battery Life: N/A
    • This system uses a 922-6476 3.6V lithium battery.
    Pre-Installed MacOS: 2.0,2.66,3.0:X 10.4.7 (8K1079)
    3.0Q:X 10.4.9 (8P4037)
    Maximum MacOS: X 10.7.5
    • This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion" if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. However, although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and cannot boot in 64-bit mode. It also does not support "OpenCL" running the default video card or the other build-to-order video cards that were offered via custom configuration. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment.

      Also see: How can I upgrade or "hack" the original Mac Pro models to run OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"? Is it even possible?
    Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
    Maximum Windows: 7 (32-Bit)
    • 2.0:Apple's Boot Camp 4 originally only supported the 32-bit version Windows Vista on this model (with drivers from the provided Mac OS X DVD that shipped with the computer). However, earlier versions of Boot Camp support the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2. Also, Apple subsequently added support for the 32-bit of Windows 7 with a subsequent version of Boot Camp 4.

      Furthermore, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the operating system with appropriate drivers.
    • 2.66:Apple's Boot Camp 4 originally only supported the 32-bit version Windows Vista on this model (with drivers from the provided Mac OS X DVD that shipped with the computer). However, earlier versions of Boot Camp support the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2. Also, Apple subsequently added support for the 32-bit of Windows 7 with a subsequent version of Boot Camp 4.

      Furthermore, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the operating system with appropriate drivers.
    • 3.0,3.0Q:Apple's Boot Camp 4 originally only supported the 32-bit version Windows Vista on this model (with drivers from the provided Mac OS X DVD that shipped with the computer). However, earlier versions of Boot Camp support the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2. Also, Apple subsequently added support for the 32-bit of Windows 7 with a subsequent version of Boot Camp 4.

      Furthermore, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the operating system with appropriate drivers.
    MacOS 9 Support: None
    Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
    • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

      Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

      For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
    Dimensions: 20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7
    Avg. Weight: 42.4 lbs. (19.2 kg)
    • In inches - height by width by depth, (51.1 cm, 20.6 cm, 47.5 cm).
    Original Price (US): 2.0:US$2199
    2.66:US$2499
    3.0:US$3299
    3.0Q:US$3999
    Est. Current Retail: 2.0:US$300-US$500
    2.66:US$350-US$550
    3.0:US$400-US$600
    3.0Q:US$550-US$900
    • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

      Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

    Source: Apple, EveryMac

    Apple Mac Pro (Early 2008)

    Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (2008)

    Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (2008)
    The Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (Early 2008), technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (Early 2008), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor (this model has one 2.8 GHz Quad Core processor and the stock model has two), these two models are identical.

    The Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8 (Early 2008) is powered by one 2.8 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processor with 12 MB of level 2 cache (each pair of cores shares 6 MB), a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and a 1.6 GHz 64-bit independent frontside bus.

    By default, it was configured with 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 EEC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory, a 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) 3Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory and two dual-link DVI ports.

    Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one free by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), two PCIe x4 slots, and two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (one free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.

    Compared to the original Mac Pro that it replaced, the "Early 2008" Mac Pro uses a more advanced architecture with faster and more efficient processors with larger level 2 caches, a more advanced vector engine, faster frontside buses (1.6 GHz instead of 1.33 GHz), faster memory (800 MHz instead of 667 MHz), support for optional faster Serial Attached SCSI drives (with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card), and two 16-lane PCIe 2.0 slots.

    Also see:
    • What are the differences between the "Early 2008" Mac Pro configurations?
    • What are the major differences between the "Early 2008" (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro and the original Mac Pro?

    Source: EveryMac

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    Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (2008)

    Apple Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (2008)
    The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (Early 2008) is powered by two 2.8 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB), a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses." Via custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a single 2.8 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5462 processor, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5472 processors, or two 3.2 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5482 processors.

    By default, it was configured with 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 EEC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory, a 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) 3Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory and two dual-link DVI ports.

    Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one free by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), two PCIe x4 slots, and two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (one free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.

    Compared to the original Mac Pro that it replaced, the Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 uses a more advanced architecture with faster and more efficient processors with larger level 2 caches, a more advanced vector engine, faster frontside buses (1.6 GHz instead of 1.33 GHz), faster memory (800 MHz instead of 667 MHz), support for optional faster Serial Attached SCSI drives (with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card), and two 16-lane PCIe 2.0 slots.

    Also see:
    • What are the differences between the "Early 2008" Mac Pro configurations?
    • What are the major differences between the "Early 2008" (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro and the original Mac Pro?

    Source: EveryMac

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    Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (2008)

    Apple Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (2008)
    The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (Early 2008), technically is a "build-to-order" configuration of the Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (Early 2008), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor speed, these two models are identical.

    The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (Early 2008) is powered by two 3.0 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon E5472 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB), a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses."

    By default, it was configured with 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 EEC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory, a 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) 3Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory and two dual-link DVI ports.

    Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one free by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), two PCIe x4 slots, and two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (one free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.

    Compared to the original Mac Pro that it replaced, the "Early 2008" Mac Pro uses a more advanced architecture with faster and more efficient processors with larger level 2 caches, a more advanced vector engine, faster frontside buses (1.6 GHz instead of 1.33 GHz), faster memory (800 MHz instead of 667 MHz), support for optional faster Serial Attached SCSI drives (with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card), and two 16-lane PCIe 2.0 slots.

    Also see:
    • What are the differences between the "Early 2008" Mac Pro configurations?
    • What are the major differences between the "Early 2008" (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro and the original Mac Pro?

    Source: EveryMac

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    Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.2 (2008)

    Apple Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.2 (2008)
    The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.2 (Early 2008), originally was offered as a "build-to-order" configuration of the Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (Early 2008), but it later was sold as a standard configuration, as well. Other than processor speed, these two models are identical.

    The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.2 (Early 2008) is powered by two 3.2 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon X5482 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB), a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses."

    By default, it was configured with 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 EEC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory, a 320 GB or 500 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) 3Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive (500 GB hard drive in the MB451LL/A standard configuration), a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory and two dual-link DVI ports.

    Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one free by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), two PCIe x4 slots, and two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (one free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.

    Compared to the original Mac Pro that it replaced, the "Early 2008" Mac Pro uses a more advanced architecture with faster and more efficient processors with larger level 2 caches, a more advanced vector engine, faster frontside buses (1.6 GHz instead of 1.33 GHz), faster memory (800 MHz instead of 667 MHz), support for optional faster Serial Attached SCSI drives (with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card), and two 16-lane PCIe 2.0 slots.

    Also see:
    • What are the differences between the "Early 2008" Mac Pro configurations?
    • What are the major differences between the "Early 2008" (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro and the original Mac Pro?

    Source: EveryMac

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    Technical Specifications

    Introduction Date: January 8, 2008
    Discontinued Date: March 3, 2009
    • The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

      Also see: All Macs introduced in 2008.
    Processors: 2.8q:1 (4 Cores)
    2.8e,3.0,3.2:2 (8 Cores)
    Architecture: 64-Bit
    Geekbench 2 (32): 2.8q:5669
    2.8e:9162
    3.0:8858
    3.2:10157
    Geekbench 2 (64): 2.8q:6498
    2.8e:10564
    3.0:N/A
    3.2:11850
    • Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    Geekbench 3 (32): 2.8q:1525
    2.8e:1531
    3.0:1589
    3.2:1724
    Geekbench 3 (32): 2.8q:5210
    2.8e:10383
    3.0:10712
    3.2:11637
    • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    Geekbench 3 (64): 2.8q:1640
    2.8e:1650
    3.0:1746
    3.2:1850
    Geekbench 3 (64): 2.8q:5516
    2.8e:11214
    3.0:11758
    3.2:12490
    • These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

      You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

      To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
    Processor Speed: 2.8q,2.8e:2.8 GHz
    3.0:3.0 GHz
    3.2:3.2 GHz
    Processor Type: 2.8q:Q. Core Xeon E5462
    2.8e:Q. Core Xeon E5462 x2
    3.0:Q. Core Xeon E5472 x2
    3.2:Q. Core Xeon X5482 x2
    • 2.8q:The single 45-nm Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processor has four independent processor "cores" with 12 MB of level 2 cache (each pair of cores shares 6 MB). It also features a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and a 1.6 GHz "64-bit frontside bus."
    • 2.8e,3.0,3.2:Each of two 45-nm Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors has four independent processor "cores" with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB). It also features a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and a 1.6 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses."
    • Also see: How much faster are the "Early 2008" (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro models compared to the original Mac Pro?
    Turbo Boost: N/A
    Custom Speeds: 2.8q:N/A
    2.8e:2.8, 3, 3.2 GHz
    3.0,3.2:N/A
    • 2.8q:N/A
    • 2.8e:Additionally offered, via custom configuration, were a single 2.8 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5462 processor for US$500 less, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5472 processors for US$800 more, or two 3.2 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5482 processors for US$1600 more.

      As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented these custom configurations as their own models.
    • 3.0,3.2:N/A
    Processor Upgrade: LGA 771 Sockets
    FPU: Integrated
    • Also see: How do you upgrade the processors in the "Original/Early 2008" Mac Pro models? How are the processors mounted?
    System Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz
    Cache Bus Speed: 2.8q,2.8e:2.8 GHz (Built-in)
    3.0:3.0 GHz (Built-in)
    3.2:3.2 GHz (Built-in)
    • 1.6 GHz (1600 MHz) 64-bit dual independent frontside buses.
    ROM/Firmware Type: EFI
    EFI Architecture: 64-Bit
    L1 Cache: N/A
    L2/L3 Cache: 2.8q,2.8e:12 MB
    3.0,3.2:12 MB (x2)
    • 2.8q:The Quad Core processor has 12 MB of level 2 cache with 6 MB of level 2 cache shared between each pair of cores.
    • 2.8e,3.0,3.2:Each Quad Core processor has 12 MB of level 2 cache with 6 MB of level 2 cache shared between each pair of cores.
    RAM Type: PC6400 DDR2 ECC
    Min. RAM Speed: 800 MHz
    • Uses "800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory" and has a "256-bit wide memory architecture".

      Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the "Early 2008" (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support? Is it backwards compatible with RAM from the original Mac Pro?
    Standard RAM: 2 GB
    Maximum RAM: 64 GB
    • 2 GB of RAM installed as two 1 GB modules. 6 slots free. RAM must be installed in pairs, and for "best acoustic performance" contain an "Apple-approved heat sink".
    • Apple officially supports 32 GB of RAM in this model, but site sponsor OWC first discovered that it is capable of using 64 GB of RAM with appropriate high-density memory modules.

      In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells memory -- as well as other upgrades -- for this Mac Pro.

      In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells memory and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
    Motherboard RAM: None
    RAM Slots: 8
    • Apple reports that the system has "eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (4 slots per card)."
    Video Card: Radeon HD 2600 XT
    VRAM Type: GDDR3 SDRAM
    • By default, an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory is installed in a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot. It has two dual-link DVI ports. Other graphics card options included the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512 MB of GDDR3 memory or a NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 with 1.5 GB of GDDR3 memory. All of the video cards offered have two dual-link DVI ports, and the Quadro FX 5600 has a stereo 3D port as well.

      Also see: What are the default graphics cards provided with each Mac Pro? What Mac Pro compatible video cards are available for purchase later? Which video cards have which ports?
    Standard VRAM: 256 MB
    Maximum VRAM: 256 MB
    • Other graphics cards could be pre-installed at the time of purchase or installed later. Other cards were available at the time of purchase with 512 MB and 1.5 GB of video memory.
    Display Support: Up to 8 Displays
    Resolution Support: 2560x1600
    • Apple advertised that this model can support "up to eight 30-inch displays" (with four video cards installed, one card is installed by default and can support two 30-inch displays). The default ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT is capable of supporting "digital resolutions up to 2560 by 1600" pixels and analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels.
    2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
    2nd Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
    • The ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT is capable of supporting two 30-inch displays with a resolution of 2560x1600 in either dual display or mirrored mode.

      Also see: Apple Cinema Displays.
    Standard Storage: 2.8q,2.8e,3.0:320 GB HDD
    3.2:320, 500 GB HDD
    Std. Storage Speed: 7200 RPM
    • 2.8q,2.8q,3.0:By default, this system shipped with a single 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive.
    • 3.2:By default, this system shipped with a single 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive if was a build-to-order configuration of the Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (2008). The MB451LL/A standard configuration shipped with a 500 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) hard drive by default.
    • Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drives in the Mac Pro models? How many drives of what type are supported?

      In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      In the UK, site sponsor Flexx sells storage upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      In Southeast Asia, site sponsor SimplyMac.sg sells storage upgrades for this Mac Pro.

      Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
    Storage Dimensions: 3.5" (25.4 mm)
    Storage Interface: Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
    • Apple formally supports up to 4 TB of storage with four 3.5" 1 TB hard drives (one in each internal bay). This system also supports Serial Attached SCSI drives with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card, and Apple formally supports up to 1.2 TB (1200 GB) in this manner with four 300 GB (15,000 RPM, 16 MB cache) SCSI drives.

      Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drives in the Mac Pro to SSDs? What SSD options are available? Which SSD configuration provides the fastest performance?
    Standard Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"
    Standard Disk: None
    • Apple reports that this PATA "16X" double layer DVD+R DL/DVD�RW/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at up to 24x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 32x speed."

      Also see: What options are available for the second "optical drive bay" on the Mac Pro? How do you install a second optical drive or replace the primary one?
    Standard Modem: None
    Standard Ethernet: Gigabit (x2)
    • An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49. The system has "two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T [Gigabit] Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames."
    Standard AirPort: 802.11a/b/g/n (Opt)
    Standard Bluetooth: 2.0+EDR
    • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard. AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) can be installed at additional cost.
    USB Ports: 5 (2.0)
    Firewire Ports: 2 (400), 2 (800)
    • The Mac Pro has five USB 2.0 ports on the system (two on the front panel and three on the back), two Firewire "400" ports (one on the front and one on the back), and two Firewire "800" ports (one on the front and one on the back). Apple also advertises "two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard".
    Expansion Slots: 2 PCIe, 2 PCIe 2.0, AP
    Expansion Bays: 4 3.5", 2 5.25"
    • This model has two PCIe x4 expansion slots and two PCIe 2.0 x16 expansion slots (in the default confugration one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is occupied by the graphics card). Apple also reports that "all slots provide mechanical support for 16-lane cards [and supports] 300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots."

      AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) additionally can be installed at extra cost.

      In the default configuration, one internal 3.5" bay is occupied by a hard drive and three are free, and one external 5.25" bay is occupied by a "SuperDrive" and the other is free. The no longer available Developer's Note also documented "two unpopulated 3 Gbps SATA buses for expansion".

      Also see: How many PCI slots of what type are provided by each Mac Pro model? How do you install a PCIe card in the Mac Pro?

      In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of internal and external expansion options and hand-picked accessories ranging from internal PCIe cards to external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, and more for this Mac Pro.

      In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit offers an extensive selection of external expansion options and accessories like docks, stands, chargers, keyboards, and security products (as well as some PCIe cards) for this Mac Pro.
    Incl. Keyboard: Apple Aluminum KB
    Incl. Input: Mighty Mouse
    • Shipped with an "ultra-thin aluminum" Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook.

      Also see: How does the "ultra thin" aluminum keyboard compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
    Case Type: Tower
    Form Factor: Mac Pro
    Apple Order No: 2.8q:BTO/CTO
    2.8e:MA970LL/A
    3.0:BTO/CTO
    3.2:MB451LL/A
    Apple Subfamily: Early 2008
    • 2.8q,3.0:As this model technically is a custom configuration of the Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (2008), it does not have its own order number.
    • 2.8e,3.2:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
    Apple Model No: A1186 (EMC 2180)
    Model ID: MacPro3,1
    • Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

      Also see: All Macs with the A1186 Model Number, the 2180 EMC Number, and the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier.

      For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
    Battery Type: N/A
    Battery Life: N/A
    Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.5.1 (9B2117)
    Maximum MacOS: X 10.11.x
    • This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion," OS X 10.9 "Mavericks," OS X 10.10 "Yosemite" and OS X 10.11 "El Capitan", although it does not support advanced features like AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, or Power Nap. It also does not support "OpenCL" running the default ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT video card. If configured with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, it does support OpenCL. This system is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.

      Please also note that OS X "Lion" 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the "Rosetta" environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" or earlier.

      Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
    Minimum Windows: XP SP2 (32-Bit)
    Maximum Windows: 7 (64-Bit)
    • Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
    MacOS 9 Support: None
    Windows Support: Boot/Virtualization
    • Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

      Site sponsor OHS specializes in heavily upgraded Macs capable of running both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 applications.

      For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
    Dimensions: 20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7
    Avg. Weight: 42.4 lbs. (19.2 kg)
    • In inches - height by width by depth, (51.1 cm, 20.6 cm, 47.5 cm).
    Original Price (US): 2.8q:US$2299
    2.8e:US$2799
    3.0:US$3599
    3.2:US$4399
    Est. Current Retail: 2.8q:US$600-US$900
    2.8e:US$800-US$1100
    3.0:US$1000-US$1200
    3.2:US$1100-US$1300
    • Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

      Photo Credit: Apple Computer.

    Source: Apple, EveryMac

    Documentation

    Series

    Apple Mac Pro series documentation

    Platform

    Apple Intel platform documentation

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