Model Detail - Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8GHz Nehalem (2010)

The model Mac Pro quad core 2.8 Mid-2010 (Nehalem) gets it's heartbeat from a single 2.8GHz Quad Core 45-nm Xeon W3530 Nehalem processor with 256k of dedicated level 2 cache per core and 8MB of level 3 cache. Processor upgrades offered include a single 3.2GHz Quad Core "Nehalem" Xeon (W3565) processor or a single 3.33GHz Six Core "Westmere" Xeon (W3680) processor.The base factory configuration is 3GB DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) ECC SDRAM, a 7200 RPM/32MB cache 1TB 3Gb/s SATA hard drive, an 18X dual-layer "SuperDrive" plus an ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card running 1GB of GDDR5 RAM.

Expansion is where these models shine with 4 memory slots, each accepting up to 16GB per slot, yielding 64GB 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, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

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Processor Speed 2.8GHz
First Build Date 7/27/2010
Last Build Date 6/11/2012
Built-in Display None
Model Identifier MacPro5,1
Apple Order Number MC250LL/A
Apple Model Number A1289 (EMC 2314)
Form Factor Mac Pro
Apple Subfamily Mid-2010
Standard RAM
Maximum RAM
RAM Slots4
RAM SpecsPC3-8500 DDR3-1066 ECC
RAM Speed1066MHz
Standard Storage Drive
1 TB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
4TB* X4
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (3GB/s)
Processor Type Q. Core Xeon W3530
Processors / Cores 1 (4 Cores)
Geekbench Rating 8673/9715
Turbo Boost Speed N/A
Custom Speeds 3.2 (4), 3.33GHz (6)
Architecture 64-Bit
Processor Upgradeable LGA 1366 Socket
FPU Integrated
Integrated System RAM None
Standard RAM 3GB
Maximum RAM 48GB
RAM Slots 4
RAM Specs PC3-8500 DDR3-1066 ECC
RAM Speed 1066MHz
System Bus Speed 4.8 GT/s
Cache Bus Speed 2.8GHz (Built-in)
ROM / Firmware Type EFI
EFI Architecture 64-Bit
L1 Cache 32k/32k x4
L2 / L3 Cache 256k (x4), 8MB
Video Card Radeon HD 5770
Standard VRAM 1GB
Maximum VRAM 1GB
Native Resolution 2560x1600
Multi Display Support Up to 6 Displays - Dual/ Mirroring
Multi Display Max Resolution 2560x1600
Standard Storage Drive 1 TB (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
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Video / Multi-IO 3
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 Magic Mouse
Expansion Slots 4 PCIe 2.0
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 10.6.4 (10F2521)
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 39.9 lbs. (18.1 kg)
Original Price USD US$2499
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