Tue. Jul 5th, 2022

No New MAC Pro Until 2012 Due To Intel Chip Delays

The last update of MAC Pro’s were seen back in July 2010. People owning a MAC Pro are waiting for the new update to arrive so they can get their hands on it. Few months back there was a great hype due to the leaked parts which suggested that new MAC Pro launch is imminent, but unfortunately those parts number came out to be of new MAC Minis and Apple’s Thunderbolt Displays.

Last month the same news surfaced on the internet for the new MAC Pros, after Intel announced that they will be releasing new Sandy Bridge E processors and their Xeon E5 equivalents suitable for the Mac Pro on November 15th.The hopes which were revived again with the date of November are now wiped out by the new date which suggests that no new MAC Pros won’t be coming before 2012.

The news was confirmed today by CPU.

In September, during Intel Developer Forum event in San Francisco, new information came to light implying that Xeon E5 launch is postponed until the first quarter 2012. Indeed, according to the latest Intel roadmaps, all Xeon E5 processors are going to be delayed by one quarter. 


Xeon E5-2600, also compatible with socket R, is aimed at dual-processor workstations and servers, and contains 17 different dual-, quad-, six- and eight-core models with clock speeds up to 3.3 GHz. Both families will be released in Q1 2012. Despite the delay, there were no changes to E5-1600 and E5-2600 microprocessor line-ups.