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Mac Pro (Mid 2012) - Technical Specifications

 

Size and weight

  • Height: 20.1 inches (51.1 cm)
  • Width: 8.1 inches (20.6 cm)
  • Depth: 18.7 inches (47.5 cm)
  • Weight:
    12-core 41.2 pounds (18.7 kg)1
    Quad-core 39.9 pounds (18.1 kg)1

Processing

  • 12-core (standard configuration)
    • Two 2.4GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5645 processors
    • 12MB of fully shared L3 cache per processor
    • Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 2.67GHz
    • Hyper-Threading technology for up to 24 virtual cores
  • Quad-core (standard configuration)
    • One 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon W3565 processor
    • 8MB of fully shared L3 cache per processor
    • Turbo Boost dynamic performance up to 3.46GHz
    • Hyper-Threading technology for up to 8 virtual cores
  • Advanced Intel microarchitecture
    • Integrated memory controller
    • 128-bit SSE4 SIMD engine
    • 64-bit data paths and registers
    • Optimized for energy efficiency

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Connections and audio

  • Four FireWire 800 ports (two on front panel, two on back panel)
  • Five USB 2.0 ports (two on front panel, three on back panel)
  • Two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard
  • Front-panel headphone minijack and internal speaker
  • Optical digital audio input and output TOSLINK ports
  • Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks
  • Multichannel audio through Mini DisplayPort

Graphics and displays

  • Double-wide, 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics slot with one of the following graphics cards installed:
    • ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0, two Mini DisplayPort outputs, and one dual-link DVI port
    • ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, PCI Express 2.0, two Mini DisplayPort outputs, and one dual-link DVI port
  • Option to install two ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards
  • Support for up to six displays2
  • Support for digital resolutions up to 2560 by 1600 pixels
  • Support for analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels
  • Video adapters available for:
    • Additional DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (optional)
    • Additional dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (optional)
    • VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter or DVI to VGA Display Adapter (optional)

Memory

  • Dual-processor systems
    • 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, and 3.06GHz systems: 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    • Eight memory slots (four per processor) supporting up to 64GB of main memory using 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB DIMMs
  • Single-processor systems
    • 3.2GHz system: 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    • 3.33GHz system: 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
    • Four memory slots supporting up to 32GB of main memory using 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB DIMMs

Communications

  • Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) wireless technology
  • Two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames

Environmental Status Report

  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free (internal cables)
  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 5.2 requirements4
  • Rated EPEAT Gold5

Acoustic Performance

DECLARED NOISE EMISSIONS in accordance with ISO 9296

  Sound Power Level
LWAd (B)
1 B = 10 dB
Sound Pressure Level, Operator Position
LpAm (dB)
2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz 2.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Idle 3.5 3.7 25 26
Hard drive accessing 3.5 3.7 25 26
CD drive accessing 5.1 4.7 42 42
  1. LWAd is the statistical upper-limit A-weighted sound power level (rounded to the nearest 0.1 B).
  2. LpAm is the mean A-weighted sound pressure level measured at the operator position (rounded to the nearest dB).
  3. 1 B (bel) = 10 dB (decibel).

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100-120V AC or 200-240V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz single phase
  • Current: Maximum of 12A (low-voltage range) or 5A (high-voltage range)
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet

PCI Express expansion

  • Three open full-length PCI Express expansion slots6
    • One PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
    • Two PCI Express 2.0 x4 slots
  • All slots provide mechanical support for 16-lane cards
  • 300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots

Storage

  • Four 3.5-inch cable-free, direct-attach drive bays with built-in independent 3Gb/s Serial ATA channels; four internal drive carriers included

  • Up to 8TB of internal storage7 in bays 1 through 4 using hard drives or solid-state drives in the following capacities:
    • 1TB or 2TB hard drives, Serial ATA 3Gb/s, 7200 rpm, 32MB cache
    • 512GB solid-state drive, Serial ATA 3Gb/s
  • 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    • Writes DVD+R and DVD-R discs at up to 18x speed
    • Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 8x speed
    • Writes DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed
    • Writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed
    • Reads DVDs at up to 18x speed
    • Writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at up to 32x speed
    • Reads CDs at up to 32x speed
  • One open optical drive bay for optional second SuperDrive

What’s included

In the box

  • Quad-core and 12-core:
    • Mac Pro
    • Power cord
    • Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
    • Magic Mouse
    • USB keyboard extension cable
    • Printed and electronic documentation
  • Server:
    • Mac Pro
    • Power cord
    • Printed and electronic documentation

Included software

  • Quad-core and 12-core:
    • OS X Mountain Lion
      Includes Mail, Messages, Contacts, Calendar, Safari, Reminders, Notification Center, Notes, Dictation, iCloud, Time Machine, FaceTime, Photo Booth, Game Center, the Mac App Store, iTunes, Gatekeeper, Twitter and Facebook integration8 and more.

       

  • Server:
    • OS X Server
      Includes Server App, Profile Manager, Wiki Server, Calendar Server, Mail Server, Xsan, the Mac App Store, Safari, Time Machine, Mission Control, Launchpad, AirDrop, Resume, Auto Save, Versions, Quick Look, Spotlight, QuickTime, and more.

       

  • Quad-core, 12-core, and Server:

Accessories

  • Upgrades
    • 1GB Memory Kit
    • 2GB Memory Kit
    • 4GB Memory Kit
    • 1TB SATA Drive Kit
    • 2TB SATA Drive Kit
    • 512GB Solid-State Drive Kit
    • ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Upgrade Kit
    • Apple Dual-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express Card
    • Apple Quad-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express Card
  • Software
    • Final Cut Pro
    • Aperture
    • Logic Pro
    • Apple Remote Desktop
    • iWork
    • FileMaker
  • Display and Graphics
    • Apple LED Cinema Display
    • VESA Mount Adapter Kit
    • Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
    • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
    • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
  • AirPort and Wireless
    • Time Capsule
    • AirPort Express Base Station
    • AirPort Extreme Base Station
    • Apple Wireless Keyboard
    • Magic Trackpad

Configuration Options

Processor 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Two 2.4GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
Cache 8MB fully shared L3 cache 12MB fully shared L3 cache per processor 8MB fully shared L3 cache
Memory 6GB (three 2GB DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM 12GB (six 2GB DIMMs) of 1333MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM 8GB (four 2GB DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM
PCI Express 2.0 graphics ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 memory, two Mini DisplayPort outputs, and one dual-link DVI video output
Hard disk drive 1TB Serial ATA (3Gb/s); 7200 rpm Two 1TB Serial ATA (3Gb/s); 7200 rpm
Optical drive 18x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme 802.11n Wi-Fi3 and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
PCI Express Three open full-length PCI Express 2.0 expansion slots with mechanical support for 16-lane cards; 300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots
Included Software OS X and iLife ’11 OS X Server and iLIfe ’11
Build-to-Order Options
  • 6-Core: 3.33GHz Intel Xeon
  • 8GB memory (four 2GB DIMMs)
  • 12GB memory (three 4GB DIMMs)
  • 16GB memory (four 4GB DIMMs)
  • 24GB memory (three 8GB DIMMs)
  • 32GB memory (four 8GB DIMMs)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB GDDR5
  • Two ATI Radeon HD 5770
  • Drive bays 1-4: 1TB or 2TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive (7200 rpm); 512GB solid-state drive6
  • Two 18x SuperDrive optical drives
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Mouse
  • Magic Trackpad
  • Dual-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card
  • Quad-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card
  • 12-Core: Two 2.66GHz or 3.06GHz Intel Xeon
  • 16GB memory (eight 2GB DIMMs)
  • 24GB memory (six 4GB DIMMs)
  • 32GB memory (eight 4GB DIMMs)
  • 48GB memory (six 8GB DIMMs)
  • 64GB memory (eight 8GB DIMMs)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB GDDR5
  • Two ATI Radeon HD 5770
  • Drive bays 1-4: 1TB or 2TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive (7200 rpm); 512GB solid-state drive6
  • Two 18x SuperDrive optical drives
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Apple Mouse
  • Magic Trackpad
  • Dual-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card
  • Quad-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card
  • 6-Core: 3.33GHz Intel Xeon
  • 12-Core: Two 2.4GHz, 2.66GHz, or 3.06GHz Intel Xeon
  • 12GB memory (three 4GB DIMMs)
  • 16GB memory (four 4GB DIMMs)
  • 16GB memory (eight 2GB DIMMs)
  • 24GB memory (three 8GB DIMMs)
  • 24GB memory (six 4GB DIMMs)
  • 32GB memory (four 8GB DIMMs)
  • 32GB memory (eight 4GB DIMMs)
  • 64GB memory (eight 8GB DIMMs)
  • Drive bays 1-4: 1TB or 2TB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive (7200 rpm); 512GB solid-state drive6
  • Two 18x SuperDrive optical drives
  • Dual-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card
  • Quad-Channel 4Gb Fibre Channel card

 


  1. Actual weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Connecting more than three displays requires installation of two ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards.
  3. Wireless Internet access requires a wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply.
  4. Mac Pro systems configured with a Fibre Channel card or OS X Server do not meet ENERGY STAR requirements.
  5. Mac Pro achieved a Gold rating from EPEAT in the U.S. and Canada.
  6. PCI Express slots are not compatible with PCI or PCI-X expansion cards.
  7. 1GB = 1 billion bytes and 1TB = 1 trillion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  8. Facebook integration coming this fall.
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