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.
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.
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.