Apple Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (Late 2013) - MacPro6,1

Late 2013 - BTO/CTO - MacPro6,1 - A1481 - 2630

There is no mistaking the "Late 2013" Mac Pro models for earlier ones as they present an Apple described "radical" departure from the large, highly expandable tower case design of yore and instead feature a compact dark gray, glossy cylinder design that is approximately one eighth of the mass but has limited internal expansion.

Apple explains that these "Space Gray" cylinder Mac Pro models are "designed around an innovative unified thermal core" and have not only faster processors than earlier models but also dual workstation class graphics processors, faster memory, and faster PCIe 2.0 x4 flash storage. Instead of internal expansion, the system provides extensive high speed ports for external connectivity options.

The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (Late 2013) technically is a "configure-to-order" configuration of either the Mac Pro "Quad Core" 3.7 (Late 2013) or Mac Pro "Six Core" 3.5 (Late 2013), but also is documented as a separate model for reader convenience. Other than processor, this model can be identical to either of the stock models.

The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 3.0 (Late 2013) is powered by a single 3.0 GHz Eight Core 22-nm Xeon E5-1680v2 processor with a dedicated 256k of level 2 cache for each core and 25 MB of level 3 "Smart Cache." If otherwise equipped as the default models, this configuration has either 12 GB or 16 GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC SDRAM, a 256 GB SSD, and dual AMD FirePro D300 or D500 graphics processors with 2 GB or 3 GB of GDDR5 memory each, respectively.

Connectivity includes six Thunderbolt 2 ports, one HDMI 1.4 UltraHD port, 4 USB 3.0 ports, and Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports in addition to 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0. It supports as many as three 4K displays or six Thunderbolt displays.

  • Intro Date: October 22, 2013*
  • Standard Hard Drive: 256 GB SSD
  • Int. HD Interface: Proprietary* (PCIe)
  • Standard RAM: 12 GB, 16 GB
  • Maximum RAM: 128 GB
  • Processor Speed: 3.0 GHz
  • Processor Type: 8 Core Xeon E5-1680v2
  • System Bus Speed: 5 GT/s (DMI2)*
  • RAM Type: PC3-8500 DDR3 ECC
  • Min. RAM Speed: 1866 MHz
  • Video Card: AMD FirePro D300/D500 x2*
  • Standard VRAM: 2 GB, 3 GB
  • Native Resolution: N/A
  • Built-in Display: None
  • 2nd Display Support: Dual/Mirroring
  • 2nd Max. Resolution: 4K (3840x2160) x2*
  • Standard Optical: None
  • Standard Modem: None
  • Standard Ethernet: Gigabit (x2)
  • Standard AirPort: 802.11ac
  • Standard Bluetooth: 4.0
  • USB Ports: 4 (3.0)
  • Firewire Ports: None
  • Expansion Slots: None
  • Apple Order No: BTO/CTO
  • Model ID: MacPro6,1
  • Battery Type: N/A
  • Battery Life: N/A
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.6*
  • Avg. Weight: 11 lbs. (4.99 kg).

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