Following the launch of Apple’s new Mac Pro earlier this month and some early deliveries arriving for customers, Other World Computing today posted a quick teardown of the machine (via MacRumors). We’ll have to wait for a full, in-depth teardown to find out specifics, but several images posted by OWC do reveal what appears to be socketed CPUs. In theory that means owners should be able to perform a DIY upgrade of the Intel Xeon E5 processors shipping with the new base configurations.
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Apple already offers a number of CPU upgrades as built-to-order options at the time of purchasing the new Mac Pro. Upgrades from the base quad-core CPU to 6-core, 8-core, or 12-core configurations range from $500 to $3500 through Apple, but it’s likely third-parties like OWC will offer more affordable upgrade options for existing owners. OWC’s teardown appears to still be in progress, but we’ll update here if anything else notable is discovered.