Apple has announced the Mac Pro, it's first workstation based on Intel processors, which replaces the Power Mac G5. The standard Mac Pro configuration is priced at £1,445 plus VAT ($2,499 in the US), with build to order options will be available as well.
The Mac Pro will sport Intel's dual-core 64-bit Xeon 5100 series processor, which was codenamed 'Woodcrest' before its release, running at speeds of up to 3GHz with 4MB of shared L2 cache. Each microprocessor will have independent 1.33GHz Front Side Buses (FSB), with 21 Gigabyte per second (GB/s) processor bandwidth. The processors are fed by four-channel, 256-bit 667MHZ fully-buffered memory, up to 16GB -- twice as wide as the memory bus in a G5 and faster.
"It's an amazing processor to put in our products, but in every Mac Pro we're going to put two of them," said Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing.