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8-Core 2013 Mac Pro Benchmarks Published

28 September 2013 1,888 views 4 Comments

It’s not unusual for Geekbench benchmarks for unreleased Macs to appear on the Primate Labs website. However, whereas Apple has announced a 12-core configuration, today we have news of an 8-core 2013 Mac Pro model running an older (unique?) build of OS X Mavericks.

Primate Labs has published Geekbench scores for an 8-core 2013 Mac Pro (AAPLJ90,1), running OS X 10.9 [13A3010] — the current developer seed of Mavericks is 13A584.

• Integer Performance
— Single-core 3377
— Multi-core 28264

• Floating Point Performance
— Single-core 3417
— Multi-core 30009

• Memory Performance
— Single-core 3158
— Multi-core 5600

See also: Need a cheap Mac Pro right now? Go refurbished and save…

These Geekbench scores easily best numbers posted for most existing Macs, often by significant margins. Yes, some older 12-core models come out on top, but not across-the-board (i.e. single core performance).

So, is this newly revealed 8-core 2013 Mac Pro Apple’s entry-level model and will it sell for the current entry-level $2,499 price point? That would be fairly amazing…

What’s your take?

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  • bregalad said:

    Not a chance!
    The 1680v2 has a list price of over $1700. Look for the entry level Mac Pro to sport a more reasonably priced CPU like the 1620v2 or 1650v2. But with two high end GPUs I don’t think $2499 is going to be possible even with an inexpensive CPU. Mere mortals will have to content themselves with iMacs, Mac minis or MacBook Pros.

  • bob said:

    @bregalad Stop being so reasonable! iBelieve, $2,499, iBelieve!

  • drx1 said:

    I would imagine Apple will offer a 4 or 6 core option for entry level … 8 cores is great - IF you need it - but others may simply need 4 or 6 cores and the TB2, mega GPUs, etc… that the Mac Mini Pro offers.

    It would be nice if Apple made a truly expandable system … even a half height Mac Pro tower based on i7 with two 16x PCIe (3.0) slots and (maybe?) a good built-in video card and …. two (or three?) HDD/SDD slots and … now I’m dreaming again.

  • the rocr (author) said:

    Many, many of us have been dreaming of a Mac mini tower for years — integrated graphics + one full length slot + half-size card + space for two 2.5 inch drives, 4 x Thunderbolt 2, 4 x USB 3 and… It’s hard not to get caught up in this kind of thinking.

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