Mac Pro to Receive 6-Core Gulftown Next Year ➝

Hardmac is citing sources that claim that Apple is currently testing Intel’s latest Xeon processor, known as Gulftown, for their upcoming Mac Pro refresh which might come early next year.

The processor sports 6-cores with a total of 12 threads for each CPU alongside 12MB of shared cache.

Hardmac also claims that the new Mac Pro will feature 10Gb ethernet and will support 16GB RAM modules which would bring its total RAM capacity up to 128GB.

If true, the extra RAM and CPU horsepower will likely be well received by video professionals who are ready to take advantage of that kind of speed, not to mention the ability to quickly move large files around with 10Gb ethernet.