“The guys over at Tom’s Hardware have gotten their hands on the CPU used inside the new Mac Pro, a 12-core 2.7GHz Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 processor,” John Brownlee reports for Cult of Mac. “They then built a Windows machine similar to the new Mac Pro in all but physical design, and ran it against a 64-bit version of Geekbench.

“The result? Their tests scored a Geekbench number in excess of 30,000,” Brownlee reports. “None of this makes clear how the Mac Pro will run in real life, of course. It looks, though, as if the CPU at least will be everything you’d expect and more from Apple’s new powerhouse Mac.”

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