Apple silently updates optional Macs Pro and Xserves processors and hard drives [atualizado]

Apple silently updates optional Macs Pro and Xserves processors and hard drives [atualizado]

Without any fanfare or official announcement, Apple updated the optional configurations of Macs Pro and Xserves in its United States Apple Online Store, introducing a new Intel Xeon model “Nehalem” quad-core 3.33GHz for the most "basic" version of your tower, for $ 1,200 above the standard.

Mac Pro internal architecture

For some reason, this new chip was not available in the version octo-core (dual) for Macs Pro, but even on quad-core it should already provide good performance gains, since it has 8MB of L3 cache, integrated memory controller, technology Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost, extending the dynamic performance of the Mac to up to 3.6GHz.

Both Macs Pro and Xserves can now be customized with drives up to 2TB (for $ 550 each), that is, Macs Pro can reach a maximum capacity of 8TB and Xserves now go up to 6TB. The hard drives are SATA 3Gb / s models of 7,200RPM, with 32MB of cache.

Finally, the Xserves line now accepts 4GB memory sticks, which doubles the model's capacity quad-core up to 24GB of RAM and the octo-core up to 48GB of RAM.

(via MacRumors)

Update

The reader Ramon note that the news are already in the Apple Online Store Brazil. The processor upgrade on the Mac Pro costs R $ 4,200 (haha!) And 2TB hard drives cost R $ 1,925 each.