Apple's professional workstation. Packaged as a floor-standing tower, it uses Intel Xeon CPUs with four to 12 processor cores. The Mac Pro is a powerful series that supports six monitors, up to 64GB of main memory, 8TB of hard disk or 2TB of solid state storage.
The First Intel Towers
Mac Pro was the first family of tower-based Macs that were powered by Intel x86 chips rather than PowerPC. The Mac Pro superseded the Power Mac G5 series. See Macintosh models, Mactel and Power Mac.
The Mac Workstation
With up to 12 cores, the Mac Pro is quite a powerhouse, shown here with Apple's acclaimed 30" monitor that is unfortunately no longer available. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)
A Dramatic New Look in 2013
An all-new Mac Pro is expected in the fall of 2013 in the shape of a 10" high cylinder with up to twice the performance of earlier models. Designed for 4K video editing and rendering, it features dual AMD FirePro graphics processors (GPUs) with 6GB of dedicated memory and more than a terabyte of PCI Express solid state storage.
A New Mac Pro
This is the new Mac Pro case with as dramatic a look as it is state-of-the-art. Using a thermal core and a single large fan, air is drawn out through the top. At 9.9x6.6", it can easily sit on a desktop. (Image courtesy of Apple Inc.)