Model Detail - Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.8-3.06GHz BTO (2008)

This BTO 'Build to Order' Mac Pro quad core 2.8 (Early 2008) gets it's heartbeat from one 2.8GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon E5462 Harpertown/Penryn processor with 12MB of level 2 cache, a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine and a 1.6GHz 64-bit independent frontside bus.

The base factory configuration is 2GB DDR2-800 (PC2-6400) ECC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory. The FBDIMM spec for these models includes large fully finned aluminum heat sinks to provide superior cooling. These models also came with a 7200 RPM/8MB cache 3Gb/s 320GB SATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive" plus an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics processor running 256MB of GDDR3 RAM and 2 dual-link DVI ports.

Expansion is where these models shine with 8 memory slots, each accepting up to 4GB per slot, yielding 32GB possible maximum. It also has 2 Gigabit Ethernet, 5 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Firewire 400 ports, 2 Firewire 800 ports and optical digital audio in/out, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) with a modem option.

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MAIN SPECS
Processor Speed 2.8GHz-3.06GHz
First Build Date 1/8/2008
Last Build Date 3/3/2009
Built-in Display None
Model Identifier MacPro3,1
Apple Order Number BTO
Apple Model Number A1186 (EMC 2180)
Form Factor Mac Pro
Apple Subfamily Early 2008
EXPAND / UPGRADE
Standard RAM
2GB
Maximum RAM
32GB
RAM Slots8
RAM SpecsPC6400 DDR2-800 ECC FBDIMM
RAM Speed800MHz
Standard Storage Drive
320GB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
4TB* X4
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (3GB/s)
SYSTEM
Processor Type Q. Core Xeon E5462
Processors / Cores 1 (4 Cores)
Geekbench Rating 5669/6498
Turbo Boost Speed N/A
Custom Speeds N/A
Architecture 64-Bit
Processor Upgradeable LGA 771 Sockets
FPU Integrated
Integrated System RAM None
Standard RAM 2GB
Maximum RAM 32GB
RAM Slots 8
RAM Specs PC6400 DDR2-800 ECC FBDIMM
RAM Speed 800MHz
System Bus Speed 1.6GHz
Cache Bus Speed 2.8GHz (Built-in)
ROM / Firmware Type EFI
EFI Architecture 64-Bit
L1 Cache N/A
L2 / L3 Cache 12MB
VIDEO / GRAPHICS
Video Card Radeon HD 2600 XT
VRAM Type GDDR3 SDRAM
Standard VRAM 256MB
Maximum VRAM 256MB
Native Resolution 2560x1600
Multi Display Support Up to 8 Displays - Dual/ Mirroring
Multi Display Max Resolution 2560x1600
STORAGE
Standard Storage Drive 320GB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive 4TB* X4
Storage Drive Interface Serial ATA (SATA) (3GB/s)
Optical Disk 8X DL
Floppy / Zip Drive None
Ports
AirPort 802.11a/b/g/n (Opt)
Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
Video / Multi-IO 2
Thunderbolt Ports / Spec None
USB Ports / Spec 5 (2.0)
Firewire Ports / Spec 2 (400), 2 (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 2 PCIe, 2 PCIe 2.0, AP
Expansion Bays 4 3.5
LEGACY PORTS
SCSI None
S-Video Input None
S-Video Output None
Floppy None
ADB None
Serial None
Geoport None
OPERATING SYSTEM
Pre-Installed MacOS OSX 10.5.1 (9B2117)
Maximum MacOS Current
MacOS 9 Support None
Windows Support Boot/ Virtualization
Minimum Windows XP SP2 (32-Bit)
Maximum Windows 7 (64-Bit)
POWER
Battery Type N/A
Battery Life N/A
Power Adapter N/A
PHYSICAL
Case Type Tower
Dimensions 20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7
Weight 42.4 lbs. (19.2 kg)
Original Price USD US$2299
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