Following on from reports yesterday details of the possible new Mac Pro have been leaked today. New features look set to include Thunderbolt and USB 3.0, an Intel Xeon E5 processor, SATA III/SAS connectivity, and more.
According to M.I.C Gadget, who claims to have seen the new spec for the new Mac Pro, codename K5B, Apple has opted for Intel Xeon E5 series processors rather than the Ivy Bridge processors because they “handle voltage far worse than their 32nm Sandy bridge brethren”. The report also claims that SATA III/SAS connectivity will now be native. This is good news for those wishing to add solid state drives and external boot drives.
Memory will be upgraded from 1,333mhz to 1,600mhz to allow for 25 per cent more memory. But the site warns not to expect a new rack-mountable Mac Pro, it’s just not a profitable market for Apple. “Apple does not wish to be present in the enterprise market as the units sell very poorly in comparison to the other products they sell,” claims the report.
Remember this is all still rumour, but we might know more on Monday evening if these rumours are true or not.