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OWC Tests Mac Pro 2013 With 12-Core Processor

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 | Author: and

12coreUnitThe top-of-the-line 12-core Mac Pro 2013 has arrived at OWC. And now that we have our hands on it, we’ve had the opportunity to do benchmark tests.

We’ve tested the stock unit with an Intel Xeon E5-2697 V2 12-Core 2.70GHz processor with both the stock 16GB of memory and with 64GB of OWC memory installed.

You can also check out our post for compiled benchmark scores on all of the Mac Pro 2013 models we’ve tested.

Here is a look at our results for the 12-core model with the stock Apple configuration and with the 64GB OWC memory upgrade: Article Continues…

OWC’s Mac Pro 2013 Processor Upgrade Benchmarking

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 | Author:

After confirming that the processor in the new 2013 Mac Pro is user upgradeable, we’ve had more time for testing. We have been able to test various processors with both the stock 16GB of memory from Apple installed and with 64GB of OWC memory installed in the new Mac Pro.

We will continue to submit our findings to this listing as we are able to perform more testing with additional processors.

Check out our list of GeekBench benchmarking scores below: Article Continues…

OWC Tests More Processors With Mac Pro 2013

Monday, January 6th, 2014 | Author: and

stopwatchWe posted our initial testing of the Intel E5-2667 V2 8-core 3.30GHz processor in the Mac Pro 2013 last week after confirming that the new model’s CPU allowed user upgrades.

We’ve now had the opportunity to test more Intel processors: an E5-1660 V2 6-Core 3.7GHz and E5-2690 10-Core 3.0GHz.

Each processor was tested with 64GB of OWC memory installed.

Here is a look at our results vs the stock Apple configuration:

UPDATE: We have retested and updated the images below with the most recent, accurate testing scores. Check out our compiled list for final testing results.

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OWC Confirms Mac Pro 2013 Processor Upgradeable

Friday, January 3rd, 2014 | Author: and

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 1.22.59 PMDuring 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: Article Continues…

2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display 13″ and 15″ Initial SSD Speed Comparison

Friday, October 25th, 2013 | Author: and

stopwatchAfter securing a 13-inch model and 15-inch model of the new MacBook Pro with Retina display that was unveiled Tuesday at Apple’s special event, we’ve done some benchmarking with each model to get an early look at how the new PCIe SSDs perform.

2013 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display

  • 128GB SanDisk SSD
  • 312.9MB/s write
  • 728.6MB/s read

2013 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display

  • 256GB Samsung SSD
  • 676.7MB/s writes
  • 728.6MB/s read

The 256GB Samsung SSD in the 15″ model offers about a 400MB/s increase in write speeds over the 128GB SanDisk SSD as our 13-inch model was configured.

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