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Mac Pro: Power consumption and thermal output (BTU/h) information

Learn about the power consumption and thermal output of Mac Pro computers.

Mac Pro (Late 2013)
3.7GHz Quad-Core: Three 4GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC DIMMs, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, dual AMD FirePro D300 graphics processors
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
43 W 205 W 147 BTU/h 742 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro (Late 2013)
3.5GHz 6-Core: Four 8GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC DIMMs, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, dual AMD FirePro D500 graphics processors
Idle CPU Max
Idle CPU Max
43 W 238 W 147 BTU/h 812 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro (Late 2013)
2.7GHz 12-Core: Four 16GB 1866MHz DDR3 ECC DIMMs, 256GB PCIe-based flash storage, dual AMD FirePro D700 graphics processors
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
44 W 270 W 150 BTU/h 921 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro (Mid 2010)
Quad-core 2.8GHz configuration: One 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processor, 3GB memory (three 1GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC DIMMs), 1 TB Serial ATA 3 Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive, 18x double-layer SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
125 W 218 W 426 BTU/h 744 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro (Mid 2010)
8-core 2.4GHz configuration: Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Westmere" processor, 6GB memory (six 1GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC DIMMs), 1 TB Serial ATA 3 Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive, 18x double-layer SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
162 W 248 W 552 BTU/h 845 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro (Mid 2010)
12-core 2.66GHz configuration: Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon "Westmere" processor, 6GB memory (six 1GB 1333MHz DDR3 ECC DIMMs), 1 TB Serial ATA 3 Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive, 18x double-layer SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
145 W 285 W 494 BTU/h 972 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro (Early 2009)
Quad-core 2.66GHz configuration: One 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" 3500 series processor, 3GB memory (three 1GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC DIMMs), 640 GB Serial ATA 3 Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive, 18x double-layer SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
115 W 263 W 391 BTU/h 894 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro (Early 2009)
8-core 2.26GHz configuration: Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" 5500 series processors, 6GB memory (six 1GB 1066MHz DDR3 ECC DIMMs), 640 GB Serial ATA 3 Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive, 18x double-layer SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB of GDDR3 memory
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
146 W 309 W 496 BTU/h 1051 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro (Early 2008)
8-core 2.8GHz Configuration: Two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5400 series processors, 12 MB L2 cache per processor, 1600 MHz dual independent frontside buses, 2 GB memory (800 MHz DDR2 fully buffered DIMM ECC), ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory, 320 GB Serial ATA 3 Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive, 16x double-layer SuperDrive
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
155 W 318 W 528 BTU/h 1085 BTU/h

 

Mac Pro
Quad Core 2.66 GHz Mac Pro Two 2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5100 series processors, 4MB shared L2 cache per processor, 1.33GHz dual independent frontside busses, 1GB memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC), NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics with 256MB memory, 250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200rpm drive, 16x double-layer SuperDrive
Idle CPU Max Idle CPU Max
171 W 250 W 584 BTU/h 853 BTU/h

Notes

  1. Power consumption data (watts) is measured from the wall power source and includes all power supply and system losses. Additional correction is not needed.
  2. "CPU Max" is defined as running a compute-intensive test application that maximizes processor usage and therefore power consumption. No external peripherals were attached.
  3. These numbers reflect a 23°C (73.4° F) ambient running environment. Increased ambient temperatures will require faster fan speeds which will increase power consumption. At 35° C (95° F), 50 W should be added to reflect increased power consumption.
  4. These numbers reflect no additional PCI Express cards installed.

 

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