It looks hopeful that Apple's once-killer Pro machine will finally get some love. Now some rumoured specs have trickled out of China ahead of WWDC for the new Mac Pro, and Apple's apparently shunning Ivy Bridge.
MIC Gadget, who's been a bit hit and miss in the past, has it that the new Mac Pro (codenamed K5B) will come packing Intel's Xeon E5 processors (Sandy Bridge); 1,600MHz RAM; native SATA III/SAS and PCI-Express 3 support; USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt, plus a familiar tower form. Apple will apparently move the memory controller onto the CPU too, which should mean up to an 8GT/s data link, plus the possibility of octa-core CPUs.
Take this with a large pinch of salt until Apple actually comes out with it at WWDC, of course, but if there's any truth to this, Mac Pro fans should be relatively pleased. Not long to wait now to find out. [MIC Gadget via MacWorld]