Choose the number of cores: 4, 6 or 12.
The Mac Pro offers two advanced processor options from Intel. The Intel Xeon quad-core is available in a single chip configuration with a quad core at 3.2 GHz If you want more speed and power, choose a processor Intel Xeon six-core. The Mac Pro is available in models with one or two processors, so you can have a six-core Mac Pro up to 3.33 GHz or, for maximum power, a system of twelve cores up to 3.06 GHz.
The advantage of having a single component.
Many multi-core processors are composed of two independent sections of silicon, which means that some of the cached data must leave the processor to move from one nucleus to another. This form of access to information is not efficient. However, Intel Xeon processors with four and six cores have a single silicon section and a 64-bit architecture, allowing the 8 or 12 MB of L3 cache shared fully available to each of the cores processor. The result is faster access to cache data and greater application performance. Combine it with the other technological advances and you have a Mac Pro up to 1.5 times faster than the generation before.
Fast memory. And in quantity.
The system memory is usually connected to a processor via a controller I/S independent. Instead, Intel Xeon processors have integrated memory controller. By connecting memory directly to the processor, the Mac Pro faster access to data stored in memory, reducing latency.
The integrated memory controller, along with fast 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM or 1,333 MHz, the Mac Pro provides increased memory bandwidth, compared to previous generations. This increased bandwidth allows more data to transfer to the processor faster, helping to engage cores to process data, rather than wait for the information. Additionally, the tool Error Correction Code (ECC) corrects single-bit errors and detects multiple-bit errors automatically. These benefits are especially important in critical environments with high demands or calculation.
Power when (and where) you need it.
The Mac Pro features the Turbo Boost technology, which increases the performance of dynamically and automatically accelerate the processor clock speed based on workload. If you’re using an application that makes use of every core, Turbo Boost increases the speed of those assets: up to 3.33 GHz in a 12-core Mac Pro and up to 3.6 GHz in a set of six cores.
Up to 24 virtual cores.
Intel Xeon processors support Hyper-Threading, which allows two processes to run simultaneously on each core. For example, the 12-core Mac Pro presents 24 virtual cores that OS X recognizes. This helps improve performance by Hyper-Threading makes better use of processor execution resources available in each core.
Path of least resistance.
A bidirectional point to point connection called QuickPath Interconnect gives the Intel Xeon processor faster access to the disk, the inputs and outputs, and other subsystems of the Mac Pro Mac Pro models also feature dual processor QuickPath Interconnect connection between the two processors. This connection serves as a direct channel, so that data from processor to processor does not have to first pass through the hub/O It is another benefit that enhance the overall performance of Mac Pro
The Mac Pro meets the demanding power requirements of the EPA, which has earned the ENERGY STAR rating. This standard establishes limits considerably stricter efficiency power supplies and even more with the average annual electricity consumption of a computer.