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Apple’s fire-breathing Mac Pros now available for purchase, up to 12 cores inside

Remember those Mac Pros that Apple announced a while back? Well, they’re up for order but they don’t come cheap. Not that anything packing two six-core Intel Xeons with a pile of SSD drives and a coupe powerful graphic cards can be in any way cheap. But if you can afford it, you could probably make your own Google with that much power…

The cheapest Mac Pro (2,499 US dollars) gets you a quad-core Xeon at 2.8GHz, 3GB RAM, 1TB HDD and an ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5. Not enough? Well, you could get two quad-core or even six-core Xeons. The eight-core (2x quad-core Xeons) Mac Pro starts at $3,499, while the top of the line twelve-core (2x six-core Xeons) start at $4,999, both with 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD and the same video card.

You can customize the Mac Pros with up to four 2TB disks or 512GB SSDs, up to 32GB RAM, two ATI Radeon HD 5570 1GB or one 5870 1GB and a bunch of other stuff. Of course you can customize just about anything on a Mac Pro from the Apple Store site, so you don’t have to spend a pile of cash on any hardware you don’t need.

Here’s the Mac Pro page in the Apple Store, if you feel like some window shopping (or even actual shopping).


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