Model Detail - Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.26GHz Nehalem (2009)

The model Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.26 Early 2009 (Nehalem) gets it's heartbeat from two 2.26GHz Quad Core 45-nm Xeon E5520 Nehalem processors with a 256k of level 2 cache per core and 8MB of "fully shared" level 3 cache per processor.The base factory configuration is 6GB DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) ECC SDRAM, a 7200 RPM/16MB cache 3Gb/s 640GB SATA hard drive, an 18X dual-layer "SuperDrive" plus an NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 running 512MB of GDDR3 RAM.

Expansion is where these models shine with 8 memory slots, each accepting up to 16GB per slot, yielding 128GB possible maximum. It also has 2 external 5.25" front bays, 4 internal 3.5" drive bays, 4 PCIe slots (2X PCIe 2.0 x16 and 2X PCIe 2.0 x4) with the video card using one slot.

Additionally these machines have 5 USB 2.0 ports, 4 Firewire 800, 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 2 Mini DisplayPorts, 1 dual-link DVI port, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR with AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) as an option.

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Processor Speed 2.26GHz
First Build Date 3/3/2009
Last Build Date 7/27/2010
Built-in Display None
Model Identifier MacPro4,1
Apple Order Number MB535LL/A
Apple Model Number A1289 (EMC 2314)
Form Factor Mac Pro
Apple Subfamily Early 2009
Standard RAM
Maximum RAM
RAM Slots8
RAM SpecsPC3-8500 DDR3-1066 ECC
RAM Speed1066MHz
Standard Storage Drive
640GB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
4TB* X4
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (3GB/s)
Processor Type Q. Core Xeon E5520 x2
Processors / Cores 2 (8 Cores)
Geekbench Rating 11864/13363
Turbo Boost Speed N/A
Custom Speeds 2.66GHz, 2.93GHz
Architecture 64-Bit
Processor Upgradeable LGA 1366 Sockets
FPU Integrated
Integrated System RAM None
Standard RAM 6GB
Maximum RAM 128GB
RAM Slots 8
RAM Specs PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 ECC
RAM Speed 1066MHz
System Bus Speed 6.4 GT/s
Cache Bus Speed 2.26GHz (Built-in)
ROM / Firmware Type EFI
EFI Architecture 64-Bit
L1 Cache 32k/32k x8
L2 / L3 Cache 256k (x8), 8MB (x2)
Video Card GeForce GT 120
Standard VRAM 512MB
Maximum VRAM 512MB
Native Resolution 2560x1600
Multi Display Support Up to 8 Displays - Dual/ Mirroring
Multi Display Max Resolution 2560x1600
Standard Storage Drive 640GB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive 4TB* X4
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (3GB/s)
Optical Disk 18X DL
Floppy / Zip Drive None
AirPort 802.11a/b/g/n (Opt)
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Video / Multi-IO 2
Thunderbolt Ports / Spec None
USB Ports / Spec 5 (2.0)
Firewire Ports / Spec 4 (800)
Ethernet (RJ-45) Gigabit (x2)
Modem (RJ-11) None
Headphone 1
Microphone None
Audio In 2
Audio Out 2
Keyboard Apple Aluminum KB
Mouse / Trackpad Mighty Mouse
Expansion Slots 4 PCIe 2.0, AP
Expansion Bays 4 3.5
S-Video Input None
S-Video Output None
Floppy None
ADB None
Serial None
Geoport None
Pre-Installed MacOS OSX 10.5.6 (9G3553)
Maximum MacOS Current
MacOS 9 Support None
Windows Support Boot/ Virtualization
Minimum Windows XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows 7 (64-Bit)
Battery Type N/A
Battery Life N/A
Power Adapter N/A
Case Type Tower
Dimensions 20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7
Weight 41.2 lbs. (18.7 kg)
Original Price USD US$3299
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