New Mac Pro upgraded with aftermarket Xeon CPU


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Other World Computing:

We got our hands on an Intel E5-2667 V2 8-core 3.30GHz with 25MB Cache processor, installed it in the new Mac Pro and have done some benchmarking

This is pretty interesting. Not only can the new Apple compact workstation have its CPU upgraded, but it can be upgraded with off-the-shelf component.

Now, that CPU will probably set you back $2k or so, so this isn't an upgrade to make lightly. Best news here is down the road there may be attractive upgrades possible. The real value may be a matter of what the future holds for CPUs and pricing in compatible sockets.