Apple Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.26 (2009/Nehalem)

The Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.26 (Early 2009/Nehalem) is powered by two Xeon E5520 processors. While remaining practically identical to the Early 2008 models externally, there are some major technical differences introduced to the new version, such as a faster architecture and a boosted by “Turbo Boost” processor speed.

Apple Mac Pro “Eight Core” 2.26 (2009/Nehalem)

Introduced on March 3, 2009.


  • Processor: Xeon E5520 (Nehalem).
  • Processor Speed: 2.26 GHz.
  • Processor Type: Q. Core Xeon E5520 x2.
  • RAM Type: PC3-8500 DDR3 ECC.
  • Standard RAM: 6 GB.
  • Video Card: GeForce GT 120.
  • Display Support: Up to 8 Displays.
  • Resolution Support: 2560×1600.
  • Standard Hard Drive: 640 GB.
  • Connectivity: Standard AirPort 802.11a/b/g/n (optional). Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. USB Ports (5). Firewire Ports.
  • OS: Pre-Installed MacOS: X 10.5.6. Maximum MacOS: x 10.11.
  • Minimum Windows: XP SP2.
  • Maximum Windows: 8.1.
  • Dimensions: 20.1 in height, 8.1 in width, 18.7 in depth.
  • Average Weight: 41.2 lbs.

Apple Orders, Discontinuation, Price

Apple Order Number: MB535LL/A.

Apple Model Number: A1289.

Discontinuation: July 27, 2010.

Initial Price: $3299.


  • By default, the system is shipped with a single 640 GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive. Still, Apple formally supports up to 8 TB of storage with four 2 TB hard drives.
  • Apple officially supports 32 GB of RAM, but it was later discovered that it is capable of using 64 GB of RAM if MacOS x 10.6 is booted in 64-bit mode.



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