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Apple Mac Pro 2009 (MB535, MB871)

Apple Mac Pro 2009 (MB535, MB871)
alaScore 86

41 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of Apple Mac Pro 2009 (MB535, MB871). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the usability. The price also gets good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Pro 2009 (MB535, MB871) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Apple Mac Pro 2009 (MB535, MB871)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro 2009 (MB535, MB871) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mac Pro Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon/6GB/640GB/GeForce GT 120/SDMac Pro Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon/6GB/640GB/GeForce GT 120/SD

Jun, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Apple Mac Pro 2009 (MB535, MB871)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro 2009 (MB535, MB871) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop PC (Two 3.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon X1900)Apple Mac Pro 8-Core Desktop PC (Two 3.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, ATI Radeon X1900)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Apple Mac Pro (8-Core)

 

The newest top-of-the-line Apple Mac Pro has eight cores running your most CPU-intensive programs. But is it worth the cost for a mere mortal user?

Easy expansion. Eight-core power. High-end graphics. Looks like the old Mac Pros, so co-workers won't get jealous.

Performance boost isn't as impressive on day-to-day tasks as you'd think. Big and bulky. Windows performance outpaces Mac OS X performance on the same task. Only 90 days of phone tech support.

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Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Pro (Winter 2009) review: Apple Mac Pro (Winter 2009)

 

In addition to revamping its iMac and Mac Mini desktops in the beginning of March, Apple also updated its highest end professional-level Mac Pros. Available as before in four- and eight-core configurations, the newest Mac Pros have a number of new...

Best-in-class desktop design; interior makes upgrades and parts replacement simple; strong performance on HD video and 3D rendering thanks to new Intel CPU and faster RAM

Relatively slow performance on programs such as Photoshop that rely on single-core CPU speed; we wish it had eSATA instead of FireWire 800 for external hard-drive connections.

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios. We also love the design tweaks that improve on Apple's already industry-leading sensibilities. Any...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon Quad-Core 2.66GHz, Winter 2009

 

At least on the outside, the Mac Pro looks very similar to previous models. Your taste may vary, but we still find the sculpted brushed-aluminum chassis one of the most attractive desktop designs out there. Apple has added few external features to the...

Best-in-class desktop design; interior makes upgrades and parts replacement simple; strong performance on HD video and 3D rendering thanks to new Intel CPU and faster RAM

Relatively slow performance on programs such as Photoshop that rely on single-core CPU speed; we wish it had eSATA instead of FireWire 800 for external hard-drive connections.

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios. We also love the design tweaks that improve on Apple's already industry-leading sensibilities. Any...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Jim Dalrymple (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Mac Pro Eight-Core/2.26GHz (2009 edition) review

 

The two tower Apple Mac Pro models pack a brand-new processor and video system, and feature a reorganised internal design. However, they have lower clock speeds than their predecessors.

The new Apple Mac Pros, with their cutting-edge Nehalem processor technology, are able to execute more tasks at a faster clip, despite lower processor speeds. And their new internal design makes adding hard drives, memory cards, and PCI Express 2.0...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com.au)

Apple Mac Pro (2009)

 

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios.

Best-in-class desktop design ; Interior makes upgrades and parts replacement simple ; Strong performance on HD video and 3D rendering thanks to new Intel CPU and faster RAM

Relatively slow performance on programs such as Photoshop that rely on single-core CPU speed ; We wish it had eSATA instead of FireWire 800 for external hard-drive connections

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : James Galbraith (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple Mac Pro 3GHz 8-core power PC

 

Apple's professional desktop system, the highly configurable Apple Mac Pro, recently added another choice that features eight processing cores, all running at 3GHz.

If time is money, upgrading to a Mac Pro from the last generation of PowerPC-based Mac towers probably makes good financial sense. But the eight-core 3GHz Mac Pro showed only very modest improvements in the majority of our testing over a standard...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Sift Ninja (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

Apple Mac Pro (2009)

 

Apple's aluminium-encased Mac Pro is about as serious a workstation computer you can get. The machine is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside (there's not a cable in sight!), and Apple should be commended for once again producing a...

The Mac Pro was formally announced in 2006 and completes Apple's transition from the PowerPC to x86 architecture. Early last year, Apple unveiled the first 3.2GHz, dual quad-core Intel Xeon-based Mac Pro. The latest Mac Pro reviewed here, which was...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Jim Dalrymple (techworld.com)

Apple Mac Pro Eight-Core/2.26GHz (2009 edition)

 

Apple's new tower PC, the Apple Mac Pro, has just received a major overhaul.

The new Apple Mac Pros, with their cutting-edge Nehalem processor technology, are able to execute more tasks at a faster clip, despite lower processor speeds. And their new internal design makes adding hard drives, memory cards, and PCI Express 2.0...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Rich Brown (zdnet.com.au)

Apple Mac Pro (2009)

 

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios.

Best-in-class desktop design, Interior makes upgrades and parts replacement simple, Strong performance on HD video and 3D rendering thanks to new Intel CPU and faster RAM

Relatively slow performance on programs such as Photoshop that rely on single-core CPU speed, We wish it had eSATA instead of FireWire 800 for external hard-drive connections

Apple's new eight-core Mac Pro demonstrates marked improvements over the older model in high-intensity digital media and multitasking scenarios. We also love the design tweaks that improve on Apple's already industry-leading sensibilities. Any...

Mar, 2009

Best Buy!

Expert review by : Neil Bennett (digitalartsonline.co.uk)

World exclusive: Apple's 8-core Mac Pro

 

Apple's brand-new 8-core Mac Pro is the first to offer Intel's 3GHz quad-core chips, but what's really impressive about it may surprise you.

Faster than other 8-core systems. Low price. Well-designed case.

Lack of pro-level 3D card options.

Quad-core chips aside, the only other new addition to the Mac Pro is the option of up to four 750GB hard drives, for a total of 3TB of 3Gbps Serial ATA storage -- up from 2TB (four 500GB drives) on older models

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Whether you're editing feature films or scoring them, composing symphonies or visualizing mass spectrometry analyzes, Mac Pro makes it easier than ever to create your personal dream machine: a powerful system that not only meets your needs today but, thanks to an ingeniously designed enclosure, expands easily to meet tomorrow's challenges as well.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Design

Chassis type:Tower
Color of product:Silver

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18.7in
Height:20.1in
Weight:39.9lbs/41.2lbs
Width:8.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Energy Management

Power supply input frequency:50 - 60

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI Express x4 slots:2
PCI Express x8 slots:2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 1536 / 2048 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 4870 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024 / 1.536 / 2.048
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y / Yes

Header

Compatibility:Mac
Manufacturer:Apple
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Apple Mac Pro

Memory

ECC: Yes
Internal memory:12 / 16 / 3 / 32 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 24 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:2 x 4 / 3 x 1 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2 / 6 x 2 / 8 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 3 x 1 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 2 / 6 x 2 / 8 x 4

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wireless Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:5 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35
Relative humidity:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Storage

Read Speed:32x (CD) / 18x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:32x (CD) / 18x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Apple MacOS X 10.5 / Apple MacOS X 10.6

Other Features

Audio Input:1
Built-in camera: No
CD read speed:18 / 24 / 32
CD rewrite speed:16 / 32
CD write speed:24 / 32
Drive device, buffer size:16 / 32
Floppy drive installed: No
Front connections:1x DisplayPort
Graphics:GeForce GT 120 / Radeon HD 4870
Graphics adapter:GeForce GT 120 / Radeon HD 4870
Hard disk number of heads:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum storage capacity:4 / 8
Networking features:10/100/1000Base-T / Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 120V AC
Power supply type:100 - 240 V AC
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 n / 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 / Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR / IEEE 802.11 n / IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR / Wi-Fi (802.11n)

Packaging Content

Bundled software:iLife 09 / iTunes, Time Machine, Quick Look, Spaces, Spotlight, Dashboard, Mail, iChat, Safari, Address Book, QuickTime, iCal, DVD Player, Photo Booth, Front Row, Xcode Developer Tools, iLife ’09 (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb & GarageBand)
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Product type:PC / Workstation

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2 / Yes
DVI port: Yes
DVI-D ports quantity:1 / 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1 / 2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1 / 2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2 / 4
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x Mini DisplayPort / 1 x Mini DisplayPort\n1 x dual-link DVI
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 5 / 7
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4

Power

Power supply input frequency:50 - 60

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB / QPI
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.66GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 20 / 22
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1/2
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1/2
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:144 / 24
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 32
Memory channels supported by processor:3 / Triple
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066 / 800,1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3 800/1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:731
Number of processors installed:1 / 2
Number of QPI links:1 / 2
Processing die size:263
Processor:E5520 / L5520 / Unspecified / W3520 / W3540 / X5550 / X5570
Processor boost frequency:2.48 / 2.53 / 2.93 / 3.06 / 3.20 / 3.33
Processor cache:5 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bloomfield / Nehalem EP
Processor core voltage (AC):0.800 - 1.225
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel® Xeon® / Intel® Xeon® 3000 Sequence / Intel® Xeon® 5000 Sequence
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.269 / 2.66 / 2.93 / 3.33
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:E5520 / L5520 / Unspecified / W3520 / W3540 / X5550 / X5570
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Xeon 3500 series / Intel Xeon 5500 series
Processor socket:Socket B (LGA 1366)
Processor system type:DP / Up
Processor threads:8
Stepping:D0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 4.80 / 5.86 / 6.4
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8 / 4.80 / 5.86 / 6.4
Tcase:67.9 / 70 / 72 / 75
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130 / 60 / 80 / 95
Type:Quad-Core Xeon

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1 / 2
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / 36 / 40 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:37106 / 37111 / 39718 / 39719 / 40200 / 40201
Processor code:SL8SV / SLBEW / SLBEX / SLBF3 / SLBF5 / SLBFA / SLBFD
Processor package size:42.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

Installed Size:3GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:32GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Software

Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Drive device, buffer size:16 / 32
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1280 / 2000 / 320 / 3280 / 4000 / 640 / 6640
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1280 / 2000 / 3000 / 4000 / 640

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.7 / 20.1
Height:18.8 / 20.1
Weight:39.9 / 41.2 / 52.2
Width:8.11