Apple MacPro 12 Core Computer

Apple MacPro 12 Core Computer

3.46ghz 12 Core Computer Daily Rate: $150

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The Mac Pro "Twelve Core" 3.06 (Mid-2012/Westmere) is powered by dual 3.06 GHz Six Core 32-nm Xeon X5675 (Westmere) processors with a dedicated 256k of level 2 cache for each core and 12 MB of "fully shared" level 3 cache per processor.

By default, this model is configured with 12 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, a 1 TB (7200 RPM, 32 MB cache) 3Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, an 18X dual-layer "SuperDrive" and an ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory.

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), and four PCIe 2.0 slots (one free PCIe 2.0 x16 slot and two free PCIe 2.0 x4 slots with the default single graphics card installed).

Ports include five USB 2.0 ports, four Firewire "800" ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet, two Mini DisplayPorts and a dual-link DVI port, among others. AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR is standard.

FEATURES:

Size and weight

  • Height: 20.1 inches (51.1 cm)
  • Width: 8.1 inches (20.6 cm)
  • Depth: 18.7 inches (47.5 cm)
  • Weight:
    12-core 41.2 pounds (18.7 kg)1
    Quad-core 39.9 pounds (18.1 kg)1

Processing

  • 12-core (standard configuration)
    • Two 2.4GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5645 processors
    • 12MB of fully shared L3 cache per processor
    • Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 2.67GHz
    • Hyper-Threading technology for up to 24 virtual cores
  • Quad-core (standard configuration)
    • One 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3565 processor
    • 8MB of fully shared L3 cache per processor
    • Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46GHz
    • Hyper-Threading technology for up to 8 virtual cores
  • Advanced Intel microarchitecture
    • Integrated memory controller
    • 128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine
    • 64-bit data paths and registers
    • Optimized for energy efficiency

Configure your Mac Pro now, only at the Apple Online Store.

Connections and audio

  • Four FireWire 800 ports (two on front panel, two on back panel)
  • Five USB 2.0 ports (two on front panel, three on back panel)
  • Two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard
  • Front-panel headphone minijack and internal speaker
  • Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports
  • Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks
  • Multichannel audio through Mini DisplayPort

Graphics and displays

  • Double-wide, 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics slot with one of the following graphics cards installed:
    • ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0, two Mini DisplayPort outputs, and one dual-link DVI port
    • ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0, two Mini DisplayPort outputs, and one dual-link DVI port
  • Option to install two ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards
  • Support for up to six displays2
  • Support for digital resolutions up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
  • Support for analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels
  • Video adapters available for:
    • Additional DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (optional)
    • Additional dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (optional)
    • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter or DVI to VGA Display Adapter (optional)

Memory

  • Dual-processor systems
    • 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, and 3.06GHz systems: 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    • Eight memory slots (four per processor) supporting up to 64GB of main memory using 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB DIMMs
  • Single-processor systems
    • 3.2GHz system: 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    • 3.33GHz system: 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    • Four memory slots supporting up to 32GB of main memory using 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB DIMMs

Communications

  • Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) wireless technology
  • Two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Introduction Date:

June 11, 2012 October 22, 2013*
 
2 (12 Cores) 64-Bit
 
22180 24980
 
2388 25208
 
2277 26146
 
3.06 GHz 6 Core Xeon X5675 x2
Details: Both of the two 64-bit 32-nm Xeon X5675 (Westmere) processors have six independent processor "cores" each with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache, 12 MB of "fully shared" level 3 cache, an integrated memory controller, and "a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine". It also supports "Hyper-Threading" -- which "allows two threads to run simultaneously on each core" (so Mac OS X recognizes twenty four total cores on this model, twelve real and twelve virtual) -- and "Turbo Boost" -- which "automatically boosts the processor speed based on workload" (so if an application is only using one of the four cores it will automatically increase the speed of the core in use and turn off the unused cores), in this case up to 3.46 GHz.

Also see: How fast are the "Mid-2012" Mac Pro models compared to one another? How fast are the "Mid-2012" Mac Pro models compared to the "Mid-2010" models replaced? Are they actually faster?
3.46 GHz N/A
 
LGA 1366 Sockets Integrated
 
6.4 GT/s* 3.06 GHz (Built-in)
 
EFI 64-Bit
 
32k/32k x12 256k (x12), 12 MB (x2)*
 
PC3-10600 DDR3 ECC 1333 MHz
Details: Uses "1333 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM" (PC3-10600) modules.

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the "Mid-2012" Mac Pro models? How much RAM do they actually support?
12 GB 128 GB*
Details: By default, 12 GB of RAM is installed as six 2 GB modules. Two slots free.

*Apple officially supports 64 GB of RAM in this model, but as first noted by OWC, it actually can support 96 GB running Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7, and up to 128 GB, but only when running a 64-bit version of Windows XP or later or Linux. Mac OS X only can support 96 GB of RAM.

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.
None 8*
 
Radeon HD 5770 GDDR5 SDRAM
Details: By default, an ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory is installed in a double-wide, 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics slot. The card has two Mini DisplayPorts and one dual-link DVI port. By custom configuration it also can be equipped with an ATI Radeon HD 5870 which also has 1 GB of GDDR5 memory for an additional US$200 or two ATI Radeon HD 5770 video cards for an additional US$250.

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?
1 GB 1 GB
 
Up to 6 Displays* 2560x1600*
Details: *Apple advertises that this system is capable of supporting up to six displays but notes that "connecting more than three displays requires installation of two ATI Radeon HD 5770 video cards". Apple also notes that there is "a maximum of two DVI-based displays per graphics card." By default, one ATI Radeon HD 5770 video card is installed and this default video card is capable of supporting three displays -- digital resolutions up to 2560x1600 and analog resolutions up to 2048x1536.
Dual/Mirroring 2560x1600
Details: The ATI Radeon HD 5770 is capable of supporting three 30-inch displays with a resolution of 2560x1600 in either dual display or mirrored mode.

Also see: Apple Cinema Displays.
1 TB HDD 7200 RPM
Details: By default, this system shipped with a single 1 TB (7200 RPM, 32 MB cache) Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive. Via custom configuration, Apple offered to swap the 1 TB drive with a 2 TB drive for an extra US$150 or with a 512 GB SSD for an extra US$1250.

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.
3.5" (25.4 mm) Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
 
18X DL "SuperDrive" None
 
None Gigabit (x2)
Details: The system has "two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T [Gigabit] Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames."
802.11a/b/g/n 2.1+EDR
 
5 (2.0) 4 (800)
 
4 PCIe 2.0* 4 3.5", 2 5.25"
Details: *This model has four full-length PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0 expansion slots, two x16 slots and two x4 slots. In the default configuration, 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 there is a "300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots."

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.

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.
Apple Aluminum KB Magic Mouse
 
Tower Mac Pro
 
BTO/CTO Mid-2012
 
A1289 (EMC 2629) MacPro5,1
Details: Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1289 Model Number, the 2629 EMC Number, and the MacPro5,1 Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
N/A N/A
 
X 10.7.4* (11E53) Current**
 
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* 8.1 (64-Bit)*
 
None Boot/Virtualization
Details: 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.
20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7 39.9 lbs. (18.1 k


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