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Apple Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original) Specs

Identifiers: Mac Pro - MA356LL/A - MacPro1,1* - A1186 - 2113

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Apple Mac Pro The first Intel-based tower Mac, the Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 is powered by two 2.66 GHz dual core Intel Xeon 5150 processors with 4 MB of shared level 2 cache per processor, a 128-bit SSE3 vector engine, and 1.33 GHz "64-bit dual independent frontside buses." Also offered, via custom configuration, were two 2 GHz Dual Core Xeon 5130 processors, two 3 GHz Dual Core Xeon 5160 processors, or starting April 4, 2007, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 (Clovertown) processors.

By default, it was configured with 1.0 GB of 667 MHz DDR2 ECC "fully-buffered" FB-DIMM memory (with a heatsink design that is a bit different from generic FB-DIMMs), a 250 GB (7200 RPM) 3 Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X "SuperDrive", and a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT video card with 256 MB of GDDR2 SDRAM, one dual-link DVI port and one single-link DVI port.

Expansion includes two external 5.25" "optical" bays (one occupied by default), four internal 3.5" "cable-free, direct attach" hard drive bays (three free by default), and four PCIe slots (three free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire "400" ports, two Firewire "800" ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, and a modem are optional.

Also see: What are the differences between the original Mac Pro configurations?

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August 7, 2006* January 8, 2008
Details: The "Introduction Date" refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The "Discontinued Date" refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.

*On April 4, 2007, Apple began offering a 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 custom configuration as well as the original models. As this later custom configuration identifies itself with a unique MacPro2,1 identifier and has a variety of other unique characteristics, EveryMac.com has documented it as its own model.

Also see: All Macs introduced in 2006.
2 (4 Cores) 64-Bit
Details: Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
5190 5873
Details: Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro1,1* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1405 4817
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro1,1* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
1509 5272
Details: These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.

You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro1,1* Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.

To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
2.66 GHz D. Core Xeon 5150 x2
Details: Each of two Xeon 5150 "Woodcrest" Dual-Core processors have two independent processor "cores" with 4 MB of level 2 cache per processor. It also features a 128-bit SSE vector engine, 64-bit data paths and registers.

Also see: How fast is the original stock Mac Pro in real-world tests? and How much faster and slower are the custom configurations?
N/A 2, 3, 3 (Quad) GHz*
Details: *Additionally offered, via custom configuration, were two 2 GHz Dual Core Xeon 5130 processors for US$300 less, two 3 GHz Dual Core Xeon 5160 processors for US$800 more. As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented these custom configurations as their own models.

Starting April 4, 2007, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 (Clovertown) processors also were offered for US$1500 more. As this later custom configuration identifies itself with a unique MacPro2,1 identifier and has a variety of other unique characteristics, EveryMac.com has documented it as its own model, too.
LGA 771 Sockets Integrated
Details: Also see: How do you upgrade the processors in the "Original/Early 2008" Mac Pro models? How are the processors mounted?
1.33 GHz 2.66 GHz (Built-in)
Details: 1.33 GHz 64-bit dual independent frontside buses.
EFI 32-Bit
Details: N/A
N/A 4 MB*
Details: In the stock configuration, each processor has 4 MB of shared level 2 cache (8 MB total).
PC5300 DDR2 ECC 667 MHz
Details: Uses "667 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory" with a heatsink design that is a bit different than generic FB-DIMMs and has "up to [a] 256-bit wide memory architecture".

Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the Mac Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support?
1 GB 32 GB*
Details: 1.0 GB of RAM installed as two 512 MB modules. 6 slots free. RAM must be installed in pairs, and for "best acoustic performance" contain an "Apple-approved heat sink".

*Apple officially supports a maximum of 16 GB of RAM but third-parties have been able to upgrade the system to 32 GB of RAM using eight 4 GB memory modules.

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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
None 8
Details: Apple reports that the system has "eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (4 slots per card)."
GeForce 7300 GT GDDR2 SDRAM
Details: The NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT with 256 MB of GDDR2 SDRAM is installed in a "double-wide" 16-lane PCI Express slot. It has one single-link DVI port and one dual-link DVI port. Other graphics card options included the 512 MB ATI Radeon X1900 XT and the 512 MB NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500, Stereo 3D with two dual-link DVI ports.

Also see: What are the default graphics cards provided with each Mac Pro? What Mac Pro compatible video cards are available for purchase later? Which video cards have which ports?
256 MB 256 MB
Details: Other graphics cards could be pre-installed at the time of purchase or installed later. Two other cards were offered at the time of purchase with 512 MB of memory.
Up to 8 Displays* 2560x1600*
Details: Apple advertised that this model can support "up to eight displays" with four NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT graphics cards installed, each supporting two displays (one card is installed by default). The NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT is capable of supporting "digital resolutions up to 1920 by 1200" pixels, the dual-link DVI port supports "up to 2560 by [1]600 pixels". It also supports analog resolutions "up to 2048 by 1536".
Dual/Mirroring 1920x1200
Details: The NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT is capable of simultaneously supporting a 30" display like the 30" Cinema Display HD (2560x1600 native) and a 23" display like the 23" Cinema Display (1920x1200 native).

Also see: Apple Cinema Displays.
250 GB (7200 RPM) Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Details: Apple formally supports up to 2 TB of storage with four 500 GB hard drives (one in each internal bay).

Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drives in the Mac Pro models? How many drives of what type are supported?

In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Mac Pro.

In Australia, site sponsor RamCity sells storage upgrades for this Mac Pro.
6X DL "SuperDrive" None
Details: Apple reports that this PATA "16X" double layer DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive "writes DVD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 6x speed, reads DVDs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at up to 24x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 32x speed."

Also see: What options are available for the second "optical drive bay" on the Mac Pro? How do you install a second optical drive or replace the primary one?
None Gigabit (x2)
Details: An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49. The system has "two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T [Gigabit] Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames."
802.11a/b/g/n (Opt) 2.0+EDR (Optional)
Details: AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR can be installed at additional cost.
5 (2.0) 2 (400), 2 (800)
Details: The Mac Pro has five USB 2.0 ports on the system (two on the front panel and three on the back), two Firewire "400" ports (one on the front and one on the back), and two Firewire "800" ports (one on the front and one on the back). Apple also advertised "two USB 1.1 ports on included keyboard".
4 PCIe, AP/BL* 4 3.5", 2 5.25"
Details: *The Mac Pro has four PCIe expansion slots (one double-wide 16-lane PCI Express slot is occupied by the NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT in the default configuration, and three full-length PCI Express expansion slots are open). Apple also reports that the system has "configurable bandwidth that mechanically supports 16-lane cards [and supports] 300W combined max for all PCI Express slots."

Also see: How does the Mac Pro allocate lanes for the PCIe bus? What configurations are possible?

AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR can be installed at additional cost.

In the default configuration, one internal 3.5" bay is occupied by a hard drive and three are free, and one external 5.25" bay is occupied by a "SuperDrive" and the other is free. The no longer available Developer's Note also documented "two unpopulated 3 Gbps SATA buses for expansion".

Also see: How many PCI slots of what type are provided by each Mac Pro model? How do you install a PCIe card in the Mac Pro?
Apple Keyboard Mighty Mouse
Details: Also includes a USB keyboard extension cable.
Tower Mac Pro
Details:
MA356LL/A Mac Pro
Details: The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
A1186 (EMC 2113) MacPro1,1*
Details: *The custom configuration of the original Mac Pro with two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5365 processors identifies itself as MacPro2,1. It has a variety of different characteristics in addition to a different model identifier and EveryMac.com has documented it as its own model.

Also see: All Macs with the A1186 Model Number, the 2113 EMC Number, and the MacPro1,1* Model Identifier.

For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
N/A N/A
Details: This system uses a 922-6476 3.6V lithium battery.
X 10.4.7 (8K1079) X 10.7.5*
Details: *This system can run the last version of OS X 10.7 "Lion" if upgraded to at least 2 GB of RAM. However, although it has a 64-bit processor, it has a 32-bit EFI and cannot boot in 64-bit mode. It also does not support "OpenCL" running the default video card or the other build-to-order video cards that were offered via custom configuration. Please also note that OS X Lion is not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as it does not support the "Rosetta" environment.

Also see: How can I upgrade or "hack" the original Mac Pro models to run OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"? Is it even possible?
XP SP2 (32-Bit)* Vista (32-Bit)*
Details: *Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally only supports the 32-bit version Windows Vista on this model. However, earlier versions of Boot Camp support the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2. Additionally, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 7 and Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit version of these operating systems with appropriate drivers.
None Boot/Virtualization
Details: Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?

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20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7 42.4 lbs. (19.2 kg)
Details: In inches - height by width by depth, (51.1 cm, 20.6 cm, 47.5 cm).
US$2499 US$600-US$900
Details: Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).

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2 None
Details: One dual-link DVI and one single-link DVI port provided by default NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GTgraphics card. Supports dual displays and mirroring mode. Can support as many as eight displays with four graphics cards installed. DVI to VGA adapter included.

Also see: What graphics cards are available for the Mac Pro? Which models have which ports?
None None
Details: SCSI support can be added with an aftermarket PCIe card.
None None
Details: N/A
5 (2.0) 2 (400), 2 (800)
Details: The Mac Pro has five USB 2.0 ports on the system (two on the front panel and three on the back), two Firewire "400" ports (one on the front and one on the back), and two Firewire "800" ports (one on the front and one on the back). Apple also advertised "two USB 1.1 ports on included keyboard".
None 2 (RJ-45)
Details: No internal modem. An external Apple USB modem was available for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet standard, AirPort Extreme - 802.11g/n (US$49) and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (US$29) were available at the time of purchase -- together for US$79.
None None
Details: N/A
None 2
Details: Includes a rear mounted "optical digital audio input Toslink port" and an "analog stereo line-level input" minijack.
2 1
Details: Includes a rear mounted "optical digital audio output Toslink port" and an "analog stereo line-level output" minijack. Also has a front-mounted headphone jack.
N/A None
Details: N/A
1 N/A
Details: Apple reports that the line voltage is "100-120V AC or 200-240V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)" and the maximum current is "12A (low-voltage range) or 6A (high-voltage range)".



Global original prices for the Mac Pro "Quad Core" 2.66 (Original) in 24 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

For global original prices for Intel Macs in one particular country on a single page, please refer to EveryMac.com's Global Original Prices section.


Original Prices - North America

C$2799 US$2499

Original Prices - Europe

N/A €2539
N/A N/A
€2499 €2449
N/A €2519
€2499 N/A
N/A €2429
N/A CHF 3'599
£1699

Original Prices - Asia

N/A N/A
¥319,800 N/A
N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand

A$3999 NZ$5269


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