During our teardown of the late 2013 Mac Pro last week, we discovered that the new model had a removable CPU that allows for user upgrades.
We got our hands on an Intel E5-2667 V2 8-core 3.30GHz with 25MB Cache processor, installed it in the new Mac Pro and have done some benchmarking to get an early look at the performance vs. the stock Apple / Intel E5-1650 V2 6-core 3.50GHz with 12MB Cache model. The testing was done with 64GB of OWC memory installed.
Our benchmarking showed a significant 30 percent multi-processor performance bump with the upgraded processor. Here is a look at our results:
Stock configuration Geekbench Score:
Upgraded Processor Geekbench Score:
As you can see, there’s a 30 percent improvement and it bests the 12-core performance of the previous gen Mac Pro – amazing! Be sure to bookmark the OWC Blog, as we will be following up with results from other processor options!
Check out below for OWC’s Mac Pro 2013 upgrade options:
UPDATE: Check out our compiled list of final processor testing results here.