Archive for August, 2010

Snow Leopard Graphics Update

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Apple released the Snow Leopard Graphics Update this past Monday. According to the support notes on Apple’s site, the update provides stability and performance fixes for graphics applications and games in Snow Leopard version 10.6.4.

More info can be found in Apple’s support document here.

The Mac Pro 12-Core: Fastest Mac Ever

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

The 12-core Mac Pro made its appearance in Apple Stores and other retail outlets around the country this past Monday.

The new Apple 12-core Mac Pro features:

  • 2 – 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon “Westmere” processors
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 1TB hard drive
  • 18x double-layer SuperDrive
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card with 1GB GDDR5

The price for the above basic configuration is $4,999.

Users can choose different configurations, which include upgrading the processor from the Two 2.66GHz model to a Two 2.93GHz model. They can also add up to 32GB of RAM, add a Mac Pro RAID card, and install up to four hard drives. 4 solid-state drives would give the user twice the speed of regular hard drives.

The Mac Pro’s graphics cards can also be upgraded to the Two ATI Radeon HD 5770 card. There’s also an advanced single card option — the ATI Radeon HD 5870.

According to the Apple Store website, orders are being shipped within 7-10 business days.


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