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Apple Mac Pro 'Eight Core' 2.8 (2008) Specs

Identifiers: Early 2008 - MA970LL/A - MacPro3,1 - A1186 - 2180

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The Mac Pro 'Eight Core' 2.8 (Early 2008) is powered by two 2.8 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB), a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz '64-bit dual independent frontside buses.' Via custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a single 2.8 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5462 processor, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5472 processors, or two 3.2 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5482 processors.
By default, it was configured with 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 EEC 'fully-buffered' FB-DIMM memory, a 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) 3Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X 'SuperDrive', and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory and two dual-link DVI ports.
Expansion includes two external 5.25' 'optical' bays (one free by default), four internal 3.5' 'cable-free, direct attach' hard drive bays (three free by default), two PCIe x4 slots, and two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (one 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. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.
Compared to the original Mac Pro that it replaced, the Mac Pro 'Eight Core' 2.8 uses a more advanced architecture with faster and more efficient processors with larger level 2 caches, a more advanced vector engine, faster frontside buses (1.6 GHz instead of 1.33 GHz), faster memory (800 MHz instead of 667 MHz), support for optional faster Serial Attached SCSI drives (with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card), and two 16-lane PCIe 2.0 slots.
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Introduction Date:January 8, 2008 Discontinued Date:March 3, 2009
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.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2008.
Details:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
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 MacPro3,1 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.
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 MacPro3,1 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.
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 MacPro3,1 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.
Details:These Geekbench 4 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 4 benchmarks are 64-bit. 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 single core and multicore Geekbench 4 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 4 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 5 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 5 benchmarks for the Mac are 64-bit. 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 single core and multicore Geekbench 5 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 5 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed:2.8 GHz Processor Type:Q. Core Xeon E5462 x2
Details:Each of two 45-nm Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors has four independent processor 'cores' with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB). It also features a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz '64-bit dual independent frontside buses.'
Also see: How much faster are the 'Early 2008' (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro models compared to the original Mac Pro?
Details:*Additionally offered, via custom configuration, were a single 2.8 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5462 processor for US$500 less, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5472 processors for US$800 more, or two 3.2 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5482 processors for US$1600 more.
As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented these custom configurations as their own models.
Details:*Details regarding the processor mounting can be added when they become available. By default, this type of processor uses a Socket P (LGA 3647).
System Bus Speed:1.6 GHzCache Bus Speed:2.8 GHz (Built-in)
Details:1.6 GHz (1600 MHz) 64-bit dual independent frontside buses.
Details:N/A
Details:*Each Quad Core processor has 12 MB of level 2 cache with 6 MB of level 2 cache shared between each pair of cores.
Details:Uses '800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory' and has a '256-bit wide memory architecture'.
Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the 'Early 2008' (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support? Is it backwards compatible with RAM from the original Mac Pro?
Details:2 GB of RAM installed as two 1 GB modules. 6 slots free. RAM must be installed in pairs, and for 'best acoustic performance' contain an 'Apple-approved heat sink'.
*Apple officially supports 32 GB of RAM in this model, but site sponsor OWC first discovered that it is capable of using 64 GB of RAM with appropriate high-density memory modules.
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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:Apple reports that the system has 'eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (4 slots per card).'
Details:By default, an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory is installed in a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot. It has two dual-link DVI ports. Other graphics card options included the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512 MB of GDDR3 memory or a NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 with 1.5 GB of GDDR3 memory. All of the video cards offered have two dual-link DVI ports, and the Quadro FX 5600 has a stereo 3D port as well.
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?
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Details:Other graphics cards could be pre-installed at the time of purchase or installed later. Other cards were available at the time of purchase with 512 MB and 1.5 GB of video memory.
Display Support:Up to 8 Displays*Resolution Support:2560x1600*
Details:Apple advertised that this model can support 'up to eight 30-inch displays' (with four video cards installed, one card is installed by default and can support two 30-inch displays). The default ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT is capable of supporting 'digital resolutions up to 2560 by 1600' pixels and analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels.
2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring2nd Max. Resolution:2560x1600
Details:The ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT is capable of supporting two 30-inch displays with a resolution of 2560x1600 in either dual display or mirrored mode.
Also see: Apple Cinema Displays.
Standard Storage:320 GB HDDStd. Storage Speed:7200 RPM
Details:By default, this system shipped with a single 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive.
Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drives in the Mac Pro models? How many drives of what type are supported?
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Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:3.5' (25.4 mm)Storage Interface:Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Details:Apple formally supports up to 4 TB of storage with four 3.5' 1 TB hard drives (one in each internal bay). This system also supports Serial Attached SCSI drives with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card, and Apple formally supports up to 1.2 TB (1200 GB) in this manner with four 300 GB (15,000 RPM, 16 MB cache) SCSI drives.
Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drives in the Mac Pro to SSDs? What SSD options are available? Which SSD configuration provides the fastest performance?
Standard Optical:8X DL 'SuperDrive'Standard Disk: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 8x 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?
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.'
Standard AirPort:802.11a/b/g/n (Opt)Standard Bluetooth:2.0+EDR
Details:Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard. AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) can be installed at additional cost.
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 advertises 'two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard'.
Expansion Slots:2 PCIe, 2 PCIe 2.0, AP*Expansion Bays:4 3.5', 2 5.25'
Details:*This model has two PCIe x4 expansion slots and two PCIe 2.0 x16 expansion slots (in the default confugration one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is occupied by the graphics card). Apple also reports that 'all slots provide mechanical support for 16-lane cards [and supports] 300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots.'
AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) additionally can be installed at extra 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?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of internal and external expansion options and hand-picked accessories ranging from internal PCIe cards to external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, and more for this Mac Pro.
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Incl. Keyboard:Apple Aluminum KBIncl. Input:Mighty Mouse
Details:Shipped with an 'ultra-thin aluminum' Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook.
Also see: How does the 'ultra thin' aluminum keyboard compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Details:
Apple Order No:MA970LL/AApple Subfamily:Early 2008
Details:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Details:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1186 Model Number, the 2180 EMC Number, and the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Details:N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.5.1 (9B2117)Maximum MacOS:X 10.11.x*
Details:*This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion,' OS X 10.9 'Mavericks,' OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' and OS X 10.11 'El Capitan', although it does not support advanced features like AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, or Power Nap. It also does not support 'OpenCL' running the default ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT video card. If configured with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, it does support OpenCL. This system is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.
Please also note that OS X 'Lion' 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the 'Rosetta' environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' or earlier.
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows:XP SP2 (32-Bit)*Maximum Windows:7 (64-Bit)*
Details:*Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support:NoneWindows Support: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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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions:20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7Avg. Weight:42.4 lbs. (19.2 kg)
Details:In inches - height by width by depth, (51.1 cm, 20.6 cm, 47.5 cm).
Original Price (US):US$2799Est. Current Retail:US$500-US$800
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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Details:Two dual-link DVI ports provided by default ATI Radeon HD 2600 XTgraphics card. Supports dual display and mirroring modes. 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?
Details:*Supports internal Serial Attached SCSI, external SCSI support can be added with an aftermarket PCIe card.
Details:N/A
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 advertises 'two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard'.
Details:No internal modem. An external Apple USB modem was available for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR are standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.
Details:N/A
Details:Includes a rear mounted 'optical digital audio input Toslink port' and an 'analog stereo line-level input' minijack.
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.
Details:N/A
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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 'Eight Core' 2.8 (2008) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Mexico:N/A United States:US$2799

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:N/AFinland:N/A
Ireland:€2499Italy:€2499
Norway:N/A Portugal:€2499
Switzerland:CHF 3'699 United Kingdom:£1749

Original Prices - Asia

India:N/A Indonesia:N/A
Malaysia:N/AThe Philippines:N/A
Thailand:N/AVietnam:N/A

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Sony has released firmware version 4.00 for the Sony a7III, this is now the latest firmware for the a7III.

Firmware v4.00 Benefits and Improvements

  1. Adds new features of FTP transfer
    • Allows you to transfer still images during shoot and playback operations.
    • Adds the following FTP transfer functions:
      • Allows you to narrow down the transfer target, such as protected images or non-transferred images, and transfer the images together as a batch.
      • Allows you to transfer only the image being played back by pressing the custom key.
      • Allows you to transfer all images automatically while shooting.
      • Allows you to select the setting to transfer both RAW file and JPEG taken in RAW+JPEG format to an FTP server.
    • Update the destination folder configuration.
      • Allows you to register up to nine FTP servers. (Previous was up to 3)
      • Allows you to change the destination folder configuration on the FTP server:
        • Save image data directly under the folder that you choose.
        • Register the media card slot number in the folder configuration.
        • Register the folder configuration same as your camera.
      • Improved operability of FTP transfer function.
        • Allows you to set items under Server Setting by using the smartphone application Transfer & Tagging add-on.
  2. Improves the overall stability of the camera.

In my Sony a7III Memory Card Guide where I speed tested a number of SD cards in-camera, I noticed that the Sony SF-G Tough UHS-II SD Cards were not writing uncompressed raw files as fast as they should have been with firmware v3.10. I’ve now run my tests again with v4.00 and the write speeds have increased from 107.27MB/s to 132.50MB/s, but this is still short of the 147.53MB/s achieved by the now obsolete Sony SF-G UHS-II SD Cards (the none Tough version). So something has definitely been tweaked here even though Sony has not specifically mentioned it.

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You can download the latest firmware from your local Sony support website. The below links will take you to the correct page to download the firmware. Make sure that you download the correct firmware for your computer (Windows or Mac) and read the installation instructions.

US:Sony Support
UK:Sony Support

For Mac users only macOS 10.14, 10.15 and 11 are supported. I tried with 10.15.7 and it kept disconnecting my wireless keyboard and mount on my iMac. I then tried with 10.15.6 on my MacBook and it worked after I updated the the Sony Camera Driver. How to allow popcorn time on mac. Unfortunately the Sony Camera Driver is not supported yet with Apple M1 chips.

For Windows users 10 and 8.1 are supported.

Make sure your camera battery is fully charged and also use the USB cable supplied with the camera, other cables may not work.

It took around 20 minutes to update this firmware on my a7III. This is the longest I’ve ever known a firmware update to take!

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