Apple MacPro 2.8Ghz 8-Core Xeon E5462 8gb 2008


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This MacPro does not have the original Apple ROM video card, so no "option boot" on this system.  There are some PCI slot covers missing as well (3).  It does have all drive bay sleds and a 500gb spinning drive.  Video card is the AMD Radeon HD 6870. Also of note, this system will NOT upgrade to Mac OS Sierra 10.12.  Maximum OS is El Captain (10.11), we have loaded Mac OS 10.10 Yosemite on this system. Lastly, the lower memory card riser is missing so a replacement would need to be purchased if more ram is to be added.

Short Specs:

  • Quad Core Xeon E5462 @2.8Ghz (X's 2) Dual Processors (8 Cores Total)
  • 8gb RAM (4 2gb Sticks) - Missing bottom memory riser card
  • 500gb HDD
  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 (PC video card - NON-APPLE)
  • One 16x Superdrive\
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Fresh copy of Mac OS Yosemite 10.10 installed

Family: A1186

Apple Part Number: MA970LL/A

Revision: MacPro3,1

The Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 (Early 2008) is powered by two 2.8 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB), a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses."

By default, it was configured with 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 EEC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory, a 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) 3Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory and two dual-link DVI ports.

Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one free by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), two PCIe x4 slots, and two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (one free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.

Compared to the original Mac Pro that it replaced, the Mac Pro "Eight Core" 2.8 uses a more advanced architecture with faster and more efficient processors with larger level 2 caches, a more advanced vector engine, faster frontside buses (1.6 GHz instead of 1.33 GHz), faster memory (800 MHz instead of 667 MHz), support for optional faster Serial Attached SCSI drives (with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card), and two 16-lane PCIe 2.0 slots.

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