Apple let the cat out of the bag a while back but today it is official. Meet the latest addition to the Mac Pro family: The world’s first 3.0GHz, 8-core Intel Xeon-based Mac Pro. Consider the bar officially raised.
The latest Mac Pro uses two Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Clovertown” processors running at 3.0GHz. Adding these to your Mac Pro will add a cool $1498 USD ($1797 CAD) to the price (over the default configuration with two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors).
Pricing on the Cinema Displays also appears to have been updated (but I haven’t closely tracked pricing so could be wrong).