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Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC560

Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC560
alaScore 82

26 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC560. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The usability and price are also appreciated.

reliability, price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC560 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Apple Mac Pro (Mid 2010) MC560 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good feedback.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple Mac Pro MC560LL/AApple Mac Pro MC560LL/A

May, 2018

Expert review by : Digital Arts (

Apple Mac Pro 12-core review


As we discovered last month, Apple's new 27-inch iMac offers everything many creatives need – from powerful performance to a great display. But this hasn't left the Mac Pro redundant.

Incredibly powerful for video and animation work. Flexible

Very expensive. Daughterboard tricky to reseat

Nov, 2010

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This is super fast, awesome desktop ”


This machine is a true work of art, it is quiet, powerful, and simple to service. Adding Hard drives is so easy it literally takes less than a minutes per drive.Adding Ram is also very simple, definitely no screw driver or small hands necessary. The...

Dec, 2010

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Apple Mac Pro MC560B/A


great for music production!

Expensive but worth it!

Jan, 2012

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Apple Mac Pro MC560B/A


I installed a SSD boot drive and the Mac Pro boots in under 25 seconds from cold. Feels very fast after my I7 CPU PC. I have a virus checker and never had a single alert in three months. My PC was flagging a virus or a trojan almost everyday. The Mac...

Jan, 2011

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Apple Mac Pro MC560B/A


I installed a SSD boot drive and the Mac Pro boots in under 25 seconds from cold. Feels very fast after my I7 CPU PC. I have a virus checker and never had a single alert in three months. My PC was flagging a virus or a trojan almost everyday. The Mac...


Sep, 2010

Product Specifications


Certification:EPEAT G
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold


Chassis type:Midi Tower / Tower
Color of product:Aluminium / Silver / Stainless Steel
Number of 3.5" bays:4

Energy Management

Power supply:300 / 500
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5770 / AMD Radeon HD 5870
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.001 / 1.024
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Y
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No


Internal memory:3 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:3 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):3 x 1
Memory slots:4x DIMM


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2 / 0 - 120000
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:0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 47
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 47

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
CD read speed:32
Compatible operating systems:Mac OS
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Drive device, buffer size:32
Drive device, transfer rate:3000
Energy efficiency class:A+
Energy efficiency compliance:A+
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / ATI
Mac compatibility: Yes
Maximum hard drive capacity:8000
Memory Type:DDR3
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Non-operating relative humidity (non-condensing):5 - 95
Number of hard drives supported:4
On-board graphics adapter: No
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Platform:Mac / PC
Power Requirements:100-120V AC/200-240V AC, 50/60Hz / 100-240V / 100-240V, 50/60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner integrated: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control:No / Yes
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes


Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:2
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:2
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:4
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1 / 2
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:5 / 7
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2


Power supply:300 / 500
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:QPI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21
ECC supported by processor:Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:24
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Triple
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:731
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:263
Processor boost frequency:3.06
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bloomfield
Processor core voltage (AC):1.55
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel® Xeon® 3000 Sequence
Processor frequency:2.8
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:W3530
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Xeon 3500 series
Processor socket:Socket B (LGA 1366)
Processor threads:8
System bus data transfer rate:4.8
System bus rate:4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):130

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
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: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): 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: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:41313
Processor code:SLBKR
Processor package size:42.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Operating system installed:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion


Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
RAID levels:0, 1, 0+1, 5
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1512 / 2000

Weight & Dimensions

Height:20.1 / 20.4
Weight:39.9 / 41.2