“As expected, Apple today started taking orders for the new Mac Pro,” Electronista reports. “The new systems are now known to include three configurations and include not just the 2.8GHz quad-core and 2.4GHz eight-core systems but a third 12-core, 2.66GHz model. It comes outfitted with the same 6GB of RAM, 1TB hard drive and Radeon HD 5770 video but, due to the cost of the more exotic Xeons, starts at $4,999.”
“As part of the rollout, Apple has also posted a Radeon HD 5870 upgrade card for Mac Pros,” Electronista reports. “The board gives either the new Mac Pros or early 2009 models added speed or a second display without sacrificing video speed. It carries a slight premium over Windows-only cards at $449 but includes both dual Mini DisplayPort outputs and a dual-link DVI connection.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]