A Mac upgrade outfit swapped in an 8-core processor on the new Mac Pro, confirming that upgrades are possible.Other World Computing (OWC), a company that specializes in hardware and Mac upgrades, said Friday that it installed an Intel 8-core E5-2667 V2 in place of the stock 6-core E5-1650 V2.
The company cited up to a 30 percent boost in multicore performance on Geekbench scores.
The Mac Pro's upgradeability jibes with iFixit's teardown of the Pro earlier this week.
"The CPU is...clinging to the side of the heat sink via a thin smear of thermal paste. … Read more