Mac Pro Early 2009 Datasheet

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Source: apple.com – Mac Pro

The Apple Mac Pro Early 2009 is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2010 as part of the Mac Pro computers. The computer was introduced on March 3, 2009, and its price started at $2,499.

The new Mac Pro features a 2.66 GHz / 2.93 GHz / 3.33 GHz / Two 2.26 GHz / Two 2.66 GHz or Two 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors, 3 GB or 6 GB of RAM, 640 GB / 1 TB or 2 TB hard drive, 18x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive” and 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics in the base model.

This Mac Pro has been discontinued on July 27, 2010. Today Mac Pro Early 2009 is 15 years old!

Mac Pro Early 2009 Details

IntroducedMarch 3, 2009 – 15 years ago
ReleasedMarch 3, 2009 (2.66 GHz, 2.93 GHz, Two 2.26 GHz, Two 2.66 GHz and Two 2.93 GHz) – 15 years ago
December 4, 2009 (3.33 GHz) – 14 years ago
DiscontinuedJuly 27, 2010 – 13 years ago
Last Software UpdateOctober 18, 2016 – 7 years ago
Time on the Market16 months (1 years)
Time of Support91 months (7 years)
Model IdentifierMacPro4,1
Model NumberA1289
Order NumberMB871LL/A
Original Price$2,499

Weight39.9 Ibs. / 18.098 KG (Quad-Core)
41.2 Ibs. / 18.688 KG (8-Core)
Dimensions20.1” H x 8.1” W x 18.7” D
51.05 cm H x 20.57 cm W x 47.49 cm D

Mac Pro Early 2006 Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Quad-Core Xeon W3520 “Bloomfield” (2.66 GHz)
Intel Quad-Core Xeon W3540 “Bloomfield” (2.93 GHz)
Intel Quad-Core Xeon W3580 “Bloomfield” (3.33 GHz)
Two Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5520 “Gainestown” (2x 2.26 GHz)
Two Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5550 “Gainestown” (2x 2.66 GHz)
Two Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5570 “Gainestown” (2x 2.93 GHz)
Processor Speed2.66 GHz (1x Quad-Core)
2.93 GHz (1x Quad-Core)
3.33 GHz (1x Quad-Core)
Two 2.26 GHz (2x Quad-Core)
Two 2.66 GHz (2x Quad-Core)
Two 2.93 GHz (2x Quad-Core)
Number of Cores4 (1x Quad-Core)
8 (2x Quad-Core)
System BusIntel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) at 4.8 GT/s (Quad-Core)
Intel QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) at 6.4 GT/s (8-Core)
Cache8 MB fully shared L3 per processor

Storage & Media

Storage640 GB 7200 rpm
1 TB 7200 rpm
2 TB 7200 rpm
Media1 – 18x DVD-R/CD-RW “SuperDrive”


Built-in Memory3 GB
6 GB
Maximum Memory16 GB (Quad-Core Apple)
48 GB (Quad-Core Actual)
32 GB (8-Core Apple)
128 GB (8-Core Actual)
Memory Slots4 – PC3-8500 240-pin DDR3 ECC SDRAM (Quad-Core)
8 – PC3-8500 240-pin DDR3 ECC SDRAM (8-Core)
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in DisplayNone


Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GT 120
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Graphics Memory512 MB GDDR3 (NVIDIA GeForce GT 120)
512 MB GDDR5 (ATI Radeon HD 4870)
Display Connection1 – dual-link DVI
1 – Mini DisplayPort
Display ModesDual display extended and video mirroring


Expansion Slots2 – 16-lane PCI Express 2.0
2 – 4-lane PCI Express 2.0
Bays4 – Internal 3.5″ Serial ATA drive bays
2 – Optical drive bay
Hard Drive Interface4 – 3 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA) controllers
Optical Drive InterfaceUnknown
Internal RAIDMac Pro RAID Card MB845Z/A (Optional)


Ethernet2 – 10/100/1000BASE-T ports (support for jumbo frames)
ModemApple USB Modem MA03AZ/A (optional)
Wi-FiAirPort Extreme Card 802.11a/b/g/n (optional)
BluetoothBluetooth 2.1 + EDR (optional)
USB5 – 480 Mbps (USB 2.0)
FireWire4 – 800 Mbps
Fibre ChannelMB842G/A (Optional)
MB843G/A (Optional)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog input jack
1 – optical S/PDIF (Toslink) input
Audio Out2 – 3.5-mm analog output jack
1 – optical S/PDIF (Toslink) output
1 – Built-in speaker
Display1 – dual-link DVI
1 – Mini DisplayPort


Original OSMac OS X 10.5.6
Later OSMac OS X 10.6
Maximum OSOS X 10.11.6
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
AirDropSupported with ArPort Extreme Card
Bundled SoftwareMac OS X 10.5
iLife ’09 (includes iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, and GarageBand)

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad
Apple Mighty Mouse


Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous PowerUnknown
Line Voltage100 – 125 V AC or 200 – 240 V AC

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