A nice surprise recently appeared on the online UK Apple Store that confirms what people have been saying all along. Late last night and early today while searching for “Mac Pro,” the first result displayed an option that said “Now quad-core or 8–core processing power.”The image below is a screenshot of the listing from Tuaw.com who managed to get there before it was taken down.
Not too long after the buzz started to get around the Web, the entire UK store went down which tells us this wasn’t intentional, and when it came back up the listing was gone. When Intel announced their quad core processor, it was clear that at some point someone would make the move and introduce computers with 8–core processing power.
Apple is probably really close to releasing the 8–core as expected. It was just last month that MacScoop reported that along with the black 24–inch iMac, there would also be the 8–core Mac Pro coming in March sometime.
People have been waiting for this option for months, and soon they’ll be able to get all 8 cores.
Just for fun I decided to configure the most expensive Mac Pro possible, and it turned out one seriously loaded computer at a grand total of $18,125.00. Once the 8–core is available, I wonder if we can push it over $20,000? :) (Specs below)
- Two 3.0GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
- (4) 750GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drives
- 16GB (8 x 2GB) of memory
- NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 512MB, Stereo 3D (2 x dual-link DVI)
- (2) Apple Cinema HD Display (30″ flat panel)
- Plus general accessories that they offer like keyboard/wireless mighty mouse