Model Detail - Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.26-2.93GHz "Build to Order" Nehalem (2009)

This BTO 'Build to Order' Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.93 Early 2009 (Nehalem) gets it's heartbeat from two, up to 2.93GHz Quad Core 45-nm Xeon X5570 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, AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR.

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Processor Speed 2.93GHz
First Build Date 3/3/2009
Last Build Date 7/27/2010
Built-in Display None
Model Identifier MacPro4,1
Apple Order Number BTO
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 X5570 x2
Processors / Cores 2 (8 Cores)
Geekbench Rating 15572/17619
Turbo Boost Speed N/A
Custom Speeds N/A
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 2.93GHz (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$5899
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