Apple finally announced an 8-core Intel-Xeon based Mac Pro today. The previous quad-core Intel Mac Pros are still in the line-up.

Apple says “Opt for the 8-core Mac Pro and you get the power of two Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Clovertown” processors running at 3.0GHz. Or choose a quad-core Mac Pro featuring two Dual-Core Intel Xeon “Woodcrest” processors and decide how fast they fly: 2.0GHz, 2.66GHz, or 3.0GHz. At 3.0GHz, the quad-core Mac Pro runs up to 2x faster than the Power Mac G5 Quad.”

“No matter which Mac Pro model you choose — 8-core or quad-core Intel Xeon — each delivers advanced performance, workstation graphics, and unparalleled expansion in so many possible configurations, your imagination has finally met its match.”

Pretty sweet. The standard two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
costs $2499. A two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro costs $3997.00. There’s no doubt that this 8-core Mac Pro will be incredibly fast – particularly running Adobe CS3



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