The Apple is planning to upgrade its line of Mac Pro that will boast of a twice strength from the existing models.
The company has offered only a single retail configuration of the Mac Pro desktop, a quad-core system featuring two 2.66GHz dual-core Intel Xeon "Woodcrest" processors. It sells for $2500, but can be custom configured with two 3.0GHz dual-core chips for an additional $800.
Sources say that Apple plans to strike awe in its competitors with the introduction of super-charged Mac Pro, which will feature a total of eight cores of processing power. The system will looks similar to Mac Pro externally but will have Apple's forthcoming quad-core Xeon 5300 series.
It's not clear when Apple is planning to unveil its plans but the sources are saying that it can be in the mid-November.
The Xeon X5355 runs at speeds of 2.66 GHz per core will retail in lots of 1000 for $1172 each. Meanwhile, the Xeon E5345 runs at 2.33GHz per core and will cost considerably less, making it the ideal candidate for the default configuration of the eight-core Mac Pro.