Mac Pro History

  • 2006-08
    • 2.66 GHz 2×2-Core Xeon
    • 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 ECC
    • ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512 MB
    • 500 GB Serial ATA 3 Gb/s drive
    • 16x SuperDrive DL
    • Airport Extreme & BT 2.0+EDR
  • 2013-12
    • 3.5 GHz 6-Core Xeon
    • 32 GB 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC
    • 2x AMD FirePro D700 6 GB GDDR5
    • 512 GB PCIe-based SSD
  • 2019-12
    • 3.3 GHz 12-Core Xeon
    • 96 GB 2933 MHz DDR4 ECC
    • Radeon Pro 580X 8 GB GDDR5
    • 1 TB SSD

Cores went up, (base-)speed went down slightly (although the average turbo-boosted speed should be higher). Memory per thread went up from 1 GB to 4 GB (hello huge C++ templates). The graphics card will be replaced by the AMD Radeon Pro W5700X once available.

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