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Topic: Mac Pro

NVIDIA unveils $1800 Quadro FX 4800 card for Apple's Mac Pro

04/20/2009, 01:04 pm

Filling a void for a true professional video card on the Mac platform, NVIDIA on Monday announced plans to begin shipping its Quadro FX 4800 ultra-high-end solution for the Mac Pro next month.


Microsoft pays for inaccurate "Apple Tax" study, issues 3rd TV ad

04/09/2009, 08:04 pm

Hoping to persuade possible Mac buyers that Apple charges an arbitrary "tax" for its computers, Microsoft has paid one analyst to create a report that portrays Windows PCs as less expensive -- even if it has to artificially pad the Mac's price and hide Windows' costs to get there.


More Apple Snow Leopard, Final Cut, Xserve rumors hit the web

04/01/2009, 06:04 pm

A well-read overseas Mac blog is using April Fools Day to drop a payload of unconfirmed rumors on the Apple community regarding release dates for Snow Leopard, Final Cut Studio 3, new Xserves, and even a future generation of Mac notebooks.


Apple almost ready with Nehalem-based Xserves

03/31/2009, 09:03 am

Apple in the coming weeks is expected to introduce a new line of its 1U rack-mount server computers that have been updated to take advantage of Intel's new Nehalem architecture.


Apple issues Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter Firmware Update

03/17/2009, 09:03 am

Apple appears to be distributing a new firmware update that will attempt to address flickering and blank video issues on the latest generation of MiniDisplay Port-equipped Macs connected to external displays using the company's Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter.


Apple ups Mac build plans on strong reception to new desktops

03/11/2009, 11:03 am

Apple this month is increasing the number of Macs on order from its Taiwanese suppliers following a better than expected response to its refreshed desktop line, according to a new report.


Notes of interest on Apple's desktops: Mac Pro gets Xeons early

03/03/2009, 07:03 pm

While most are familiar with Apple's desktop overhaul, a number of important details have slipped through the cracks -- including confirmation that Apple is receiving access to Intel's next-generation Xeon processors ahead of schedule.


Apple intros new Mac Pro with "Nehalem" Xeon processors

03/03/2009, 09:03 am

Apple on Tuesday introduced its new Mac Pro workstations using Intel's "Nehalem" Xeon processors and an updated system architecture that delivers twice the performance of the previous model.


Shortly: iMacs, Mac minis, Mac Pros, AirPorts and Time Capsules

03/03/2009, 07:03 am

Apple at 8:30 a.m. Eastern is expected to revamp its entire desktop line, including the Mac Pro, while also introducing new versions of its AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule products, a leaked parts and specifications list reveals.


Mac OS X 10.5.7 may have Nehalem, Radeon HD 4000 support

02/28/2009, 11:02 am

In addition to expected fixes, Apple's upcoming 10.5.7 update to Mac OS X Leopard is now claimed to recognize Intel's newer Nehalem architecture as well as AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4000 graphics chipsets.


Next-gen Mac Pro processors could arrive March 29

02/02/2009, 04:02 pm

New Xeon processors widely believed to be candidates to power a next-generation Apple Mac Pro will go on sale in late March, according to a new report.


Analyst now says iMacs likely in both dual- and quad-core

02/02/2009, 09:02 am

A Wall Street analyst who recently reported that Apple was torn between using dual-core processors and quad-core processors in its next-generation iMac line now believes the company will adopt both.


Apple pulls NVIDIA graphics update, reasons unclear

01/29/2009, 01:01 pm

Apple has yanked a software update that was intended to fix graphics-related issues with its latest notebooks just two days after pushing the patch to users via its Software Update mechanism.


Apple releases NVIDIA Graphics Update 2009

01/26/2009, 05:01 pm

Apple on Monday released a software update that addresses issues with its Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter and also boosts HD video performance on some current Mac notebooks and previous-generation Mac desktops.


NVIDIA insider chimes in on new iMacs, mini and Mac Pro

01/04/2009, 09:01 pm

A recently reliable third party claims that Apple plans to launch some NVIDIA-based iMacs at Macworld -- including a possible 28-inch model -- and that Intel's new Core i7 platform may play a greater role in the Mac maker's lineup than expected.


Rumors fuel hopes for unibody 17-inch MacBook Pro

01/04/2009, 11:01 am

Last-minute claims would have Apple launching an update to its largest MacBook Pro model as early as Macworld -- and potentially with a crucial change to the computer's battery.


New Intel Xeons offer upgrade path for Mac Pro in early 2009 [u]

11/13/2008, 03:11 pm

Intel during the first quarter of next year will introduce a total of 13 new Nehalem-based Xeon chips, at least two of which are likely to turn up in a long-awaited upgrade to Apple's Mac Pro workstations.


Apple Enterprise sending thousands of Macs into hotels, cruise ships

08/18/2008, 11:08 am

Apple's Enterprise Sales Group has been quietly installing thousands of iMacs, Mac minis, Mac Pros, and Xserves in hotels and cruise ships in a new push to bring the media rich experience of Apple's retail stores to the hospitality industry, where hoteliers are seeking to deliver personalized, unique experiences that will impress guests and bring them back for more.


Virginia Tech's Mac Pro supercomputer to crack 29 teraflops

07/24/2008, 07:07 pm

A switch to newer Intel-based Apple Mac Pro workstations for an upcoming rekindling of Virginia Tech's supercomputer efforts will more than double the performance to as much as 29 teraflops and will once again put a Mac cluster in the limelight -- this time, placing it among the top 100 supercomputers in the world.


Third-party tool allows Mac Pro overclocking

06/28/2008, 03:06 pm

In a rare example of the PC's performance tuning culture translating to the Mac, a new utility has surfaced that lets Mac Pro owners overclock their systems beyond Apple's official specifications.