“The quad-core Apple Mac Pro has set new records in PC Pro’s benchmarks, in the UK’s first independent speed test of the latest Intel-based Mac,” David Fearon reports for PC Pro.
Fearon reports, “The Mac Pro is fitted with two of the top-end workstation-orientated Xeon CPUs. This effectively makes it a quad-core machine, and it’s fabulously fast for CPU-intensive tasks, as long as the application in question is able to use them all.”
“Immediately abandoning the pre-installed copy of Mac OS X, we popped a copy of Windows XP Professional on the machine using Apple’s Boot Camp beta. The results, in terms of pure performance, speaks volumes for the ability of Intel’s new processors – and Apple’s ability to build systems around them,” Fearon reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: In a related article, Car Pro recently tested a Mosler MT900R by immediately abandoning the Mosler-supplied test driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., in favor of one Mr. Sol Goldstein, a 91-year-old retiree who currently resides in an assisted-living community near Boca Vista, Florida. The Mosler MT900R was so fast that even Mr. Goldstein – with left turn signal flashing and despite constantly braking for no known reason – was able to break Car Pro‘s gasoline-powered land speed record.
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