Model Detail - Xserve Xeon Nehalem 2.93GHz "Eight Core" (2009)

This BTO ”Build to Order“ model Xserve Xeon 2.93 "Eight Core" Early 2009 (Nehalem) runs dual 2.93GHz Quad Core 45-nm Xeon X5570 Nehalem processors with 256k of level 2 cache per core plus 8MB of level 3 cache along with "Hyper-Threading" and "Turbo Boost" support allowing dynamic multi-thread/ multi-speed output based on processor loads.
The base configuration has 3GB of DDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM installed as 3 DIMMs to compliment the triple channel memory bus design of these models, a 7200 RPM 160GB with 8MB cache in a hot-plug "Apple Drive Module", a 128MB internal SSD option was offered, an 8X dual-layer "SuperDrive" plus an NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics processor running 256MB of VRAM.
Ports and communication come via 1 Mini DisplayPort , 3 USB 2.0 ports, 2 Firewire 800 ports.

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MAIN SPECS
Processor Speed 2.93GHz
First Build Date 4/7/2009
Last Build Date 1/31/2011
Built-in Display
Model Identifier Xserve3,1
Apple Order Number BTO
Apple Model Number A1279 (EMC 2279)
Form Factor Xserve Intel
Apple Subfamily Early 2009
EXPAND / UPGRADE
Standard RAM
Maximum RAM
96GB
RAM Slots12
RAM SpecsDDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM
RAM Speed1066MHz
Standard Storage Drive
160GB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive
4TB* X3
Storage Drive Interface SATA/SAS
SYSTEM
Processor Type Q. Core Xeon X5570 x2
Processors / Cores 2 (8 Cores)
Geekbench Rating N/A
Turbo Boost Speed N/A
Custom Speeds N/A
Architecture 64-Bit
Processor Upgradeable N/A
FPU Integrated
Integrated System RAM None
Standard RAM 3GB
Maximum RAM 96GB
RAM Slots 12
RAM Specs DDR3-1066 ECC SDRAM
RAM Speed 1066MHz
System Bus Speed QPI
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
VIDEO / GRAPHICS
Video Card GeForce GT 120
VRAM Type GDDR3 SDRAM
Standard VRAM 256MB
Maximum VRAM 256MB
Native Resolution N/A
Multi Display Support None
Multi Display Max Resolution N/A
STORAGE
Standard Storage Drive 160GB (7200 RPM)
Maximum Storage Drive 4TB* X3
Storage Drive Interface SATA/SAS
Optical Disk 8X DL
Floppy / Zip Drive None
Ports
AirPort None
Bluetooth None
Video / Multi-IO 1 (Mini DisplayPort)
Thunderbolt Ports / Spec None
USB Ports / Spec 3 (2.0)
Firewire Ports / Spec 2 (800)
Ethernet (RJ-45) Gigabit (x2)
Modem (RJ-11) None
Headphone None
Microphone None
Audio In None
Audio Out None
Keyboard None
Mouse / Trackpad None
Expansion Slots 2 PCIe 2.0 x16
Expansion Bays 3 3.5
LEGACY PORTS
SCSI None
S-Video Input None
S-Video Output None
Floppy None
ADB None
Serial 1 (DB-9)
Geoport None
OPERATING SYSTEM
Pre-Installed MacOS X Server 10.5.6
Maximum MacOS Current
MacOS 9 Support None
Windows Support N/A
Minimum Windows None
Maximum Windows None
POWER
Battery Type N/A
Battery Life N/A
Power Adapter N/A
PHYSICAL
Case Type Rack-Mountable
Dimensions 1.73 x 17.6 x 30.0
Weight 30.8 lbs. (14.0 kg)
Original Price USD US$6199
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