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For the first time since Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion in July 2012, Apple has dropped support for a number of older Macs that had supported OS X 10.8 through 10.11 El Capitan. No MacBook and iMac models prior to Late 2009 and no MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro models prior to 2010 are officially supported by macOS Sierra, although workarounds have been developed for most unsupported 2008 and 2009 Macs.

Mac OS X is no longer being called OS X, and Apple is not promoting Sierra with a version number either (however, it is internally identified as OS X 10.12). Now it’s simply macOS Sierra – in keeping with iOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

Unfortunately, I occasionally still experience Bluetooth issues with my keyboard and trackpad after having upgraded my Mac to macOS 10.13 High Sierra. It’s disappointing that Apple didn’t or couldn’t fix that annoying problem! MacOS 10.13.4 Beta. I have been running Beta versions of High Sierra since Apple made the first Public Beta. If you’re refuring to the Aluminum Late 2008 yes it can see link If you’re refuring to the White Late 2008, no it won’t work.

Which Macs Don't Support High Sierra. For some reason Apple doesn't want to allow these Macs to run its latest operating system, currently macOS 10.13 High Sierra. This leaves the following Macs on macOS 10.11 El Capitan: MacBook Pro – late-2009 or earlier models; MacBook – late-2008 or earlier models; MacBook Air – 2009 or earlier models. The Mac Pro 'Eight Core' 2.8 (Early 2008) is powered by two 2.8 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB), a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz '64-bit dual independent frontside buses.'

macOS Sierra was released on Sept. 20, 2016 and officially requires a supported Mac with at least 2 GB of system memory and 8.8 GB of available storage space. (We recommend at least 4 GB of RAM.)

Officially Supported Macs

All Late 2009 and later MacBook and iMac models are supported in macOS Sierra, as are all 2010 and newer MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro computers.

Hacking macOS Sierra for Unsupported Macs

Hardware requirements for macOS Sierre include a CPU with SSE4.1, so it cannot be run on any Mac with a CPU prior to the Penryn Core 2 Duo. In theory, it should be possible to get Sierra running on any Penryn or later Mac. It may be possible to swap out the Merom CPU in some Macs for a Penryn, which would then allow Sierra to run.

Sierra can run with 4 GB of system memory, but as with all recent versions of OS X, more memory will allow it to run even better.

Colin Mistr has published a macOS Sierra Patch Tool, which currently allows you to install and run macOS Sierra on the following officially unsupported hardware:

  • Early 2008 iMac or later
  • Mid 2009 MacBook (white) or later
  • Late 2008 MacBook Air or later
  • Early 2008 MacBook Pro or later
  • Late 2009 Mac mini or later
  • Early 2008 Mac Pro or later

Note: If you have the Early 2009 Mac Pro and have installed the firmware update patch so it identifies itself as MacPro5,1, you can run the standard installer. You do not need the patch tool.

You will need a USB drive 8 GB or larger and Mistr’s patch tool, which is linked on his page. WiFi does not function on these unsupported systems if they have the Broadcom BCM4321 WiFi module:

  • Late 2008 and Mid 2009 MacBook Air
  • Early 2008 and Mid 2008 MacBook Pro

New Features

Siri comes to the Mac with macOS Sierra.

macOS Sierra can automatically sync all files on your Desktop and in your Documents folder with other Macs running Sierra. You can also access these files in your iPhone or iPad using iCloud Drive.

The new Universal Clipboard lets you copy on one device and paste on another – whether it’s a Mac with Sierra or an iPhone or iPad with iOS 10.

Tabs are almost everywhere in Sierra, and they work much as they do in your browser. Third party apps will also be able to use tabs.

Apple Pay is now part of macOS, not just iOS.

If you have an Apple Watch, Auto Unlock will authenticate you and log you in automatically when you approach your Mac.

Optimized Storage can store infrequently used files in iCloud while keeping them immediately available any time you are online.

Availability

Apple developers can download an early pre-release version of macOS Sierra today, and a beta version will be available to users in July. The full release is scheduled for Fall 2016.

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Apple Mac Pro 'Eight Core' 2.8 (2008) Specs

Identifiers: Early 2008 - MA970LL/A - MacPro3,1 - A1186 - 2180

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The Mac Pro 'Eight Core' 2.8 (Early 2008) is powered by two 2.8 GHz Quad Core 45-nm Intel Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB), a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz '64-bit dual independent frontside buses.' Via custom configuration, this model could be equipped with a single 2.8 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5462 processor, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5472 processors, or two 3.2 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5482 processors.
By default, it was configured with 2 GB of 800 MHz DDR2 EEC 'fully-buffered' FB-DIMM memory, a 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) 3Gb/s Serial ATA hard drive, a double-layer 16X 'SuperDrive', and an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT graphics processor with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory and two dual-link DVI ports.
Expansion includes two external 5.25' 'optical' bays (one free by default), four internal 3.5' 'cable-free, direct attach' hard drive bays (three free by default), two PCIe x4 slots, and two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (one free with one graphics card installed). Ports include dual Gigabit Ethernet, five USB 2.0 ports, two Firewire '400' ports, two Firewire '800' ports, and optical digital audio in/out, among others. Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.
Compared to the original Mac Pro that it replaced, the Mac Pro 'Eight Core' 2.8 uses a more advanced architecture with faster and more efficient processors with larger level 2 caches, a more advanced vector engine, faster frontside buses (1.6 GHz instead of 1.33 GHz), faster memory (800 MHz instead of 667 MHz), support for optional faster Serial Attached SCSI drives (with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card), and two 16-lane PCIe 2.0 slots.
Also see:

  • What are the differences between the 'Early 2008' Mac Pro configurations?
  • What are the major differences between the 'Early 2008' (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro and the original Mac Pro?

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Introduction Date:January 8, 2008 Discontinued Date:March 3, 2009
Details:The 'Introduction Date' refers to the date a model was introduced via press release. The 'Discontinued Date' refers to the date a model either was replaced by a subsequent system or production otherwise ended.
Also see: All Macs introduced in 2008.
Details:Also see: All models with a 64-Bit processor courtesy of EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Sort.
Details:Geekbench 2 benchmarks are in 32-bit and 64-bit modes, respectively. These numbers reflect an average of user provided 32-bit and 64-bit results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit and 64-bit Geekbench 2 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 2 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 32-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 32-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 32-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 3 benchmarks are in 64-bit mode and are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all 64-bit single core and multicore Geekbench 3 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare 64-bit Geekbench 3 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 4 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 4 benchmarks are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 4 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 4 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Details:These Geekbench 5 benchmarks are are for a single processor core and all processor cores, respectively. All Geekbench 5 benchmarks for the Mac are 64-bit. Both numbers reflect an average of user provided results as submitted to the Geekbench website. Higher numbers are better.
You also might be interested in reviewing all single core and multicore Geekbench 5 user submissions for Macs with the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier, which may include multiple models.
To dynamically compare Geekbench 5 results from different Macs side-by-side, see EveryMac.com's Ultimate Mac Comparison.
Processor Speed:2.8 GHz Processor Type:Q. Core Xeon E5462 x2
Details:Each of two 45-nm Xeon E5462 (Harpertown/Penryn) processors has four independent processor 'cores' with 12 MB of level 2 cache per processor (each pair of cores shares 6 MB). It also features a 128-bit SSE4 SIMD vector engine, and 1.6 GHz '64-bit dual independent frontside buses.'
Also see: How much faster are the 'Early 2008' (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro models compared to the original Mac Pro?
Details:*Additionally offered, via custom configuration, were a single 2.8 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5462 processor for US$500 less, two 3 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5472 processors for US$800 more, or two 3.2 GHz Quad Core Xeon X5482 processors for US$1600 more.
As requested by readers, EveryMac.com also has documented these custom configurations as their own models.
Details:*Details regarding the processor mounting can be added when they become available. By default, this type of processor uses a Socket P (LGA 3647).
System Bus Speed:1.6 GHzCache Bus Speed:2.8 GHz (Built-in)
Details:1.6 GHz (1600 MHz) 64-bit dual independent frontside buses.
Details:N/A
Details:*Each Quad Core processor has 12 MB of level 2 cache with 6 MB of level 2 cache shared between each pair of cores.
Details:Uses '800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM (FB-DIMM) memory' and has a '256-bit wide memory architecture'.
Also see: How do you upgrade the RAM in the 'Early 2008' (Harpertown/Penryn) Mac Pro? How much RAM of what type does it support? Is it backwards compatible with RAM from the original Mac Pro?
Details:2 GB of RAM installed as two 1 GB modules. 6 slots free. RAM must be installed in pairs, and for 'best acoustic performance' contain an 'Apple-approved heat sink'.
*Apple officially supports 32 GB of RAM in this model, but site sponsor OWC first discovered that it is capable of using 64 GB of RAM with appropriate high-density memory modules.
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Also see: Actual Max RAM of All G3 & Later Macs.
Details:Apple reports that the system has 'eight FB-DIMM slots on two memory riser cards (4 slots per card).'
Details:By default, an ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256 MB of GDDR3 memory is installed in a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot. It has two dual-link DVI ports. Other graphics card options included the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512 MB of GDDR3 memory or a NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600 with 1.5 GB of GDDR3 memory. All of the video cards offered have two dual-link DVI ports, and the Quadro FX 5600 has a stereo 3D port as well.
Also see: What are the default graphics cards provided with each Mac Pro? What Mac Pro compatible video cards are available for purchase later? Which video cards have which ports?
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Details:Other graphics cards could be pre-installed at the time of purchase or installed later. Other cards were available at the time of purchase with 512 MB and 1.5 GB of video memory.
Display Support:Up to 8 Displays*Resolution Support:2560x1600*
Details:Apple advertised that this model can support 'up to eight 30-inch displays' (with four video cards installed, one card is installed by default and can support two 30-inch displays). The default ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT is capable of supporting 'digital resolutions up to 2560 by 1600' pixels and analog resolutions up to 2048 by 1536 pixels.
2nd Display Support:Dual/Mirroring2nd Max. Resolution:2560x1600
Details:The ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT is capable of supporting two 30-inch displays with a resolution of 2560x1600 in either dual display or mirrored mode.
Also see: Apple Cinema Displays.
Standard Storage:320 GB HDDStd. Storage Speed:7200 RPM
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Details:By default, this system shipped with a single 320 GB (7200 RPM, 8 MB cache) Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive.
Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drives in the Mac Pro models? How many drives of what type are supported?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells storage upgrades for this Mac Pro.
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In Canada, site sponsor CanadaRAM sells SSDs and other upgrades for this Mac Pro.
In Australia, site sponsor Macfixit sells storage upgrades for this Mac Pro.
Also see: SSD Compatibility Guide for All G3 & Later Macs.
Storage Dimensions:3.5' (25.4 mm)Storage Interface:Serial ATA (3 Gb/s)
Details:Apple formally supports up to 4 TB of storage with four 3.5' 1 TB hard drives (one in each internal bay). This system also supports Serial Attached SCSI drives with the installation of the Mac Pro RAID card, and Apple formally supports up to 1.2 TB (1200 GB) in this manner with four 300 GB (15,000 RPM, 16 MB cache) SCSI drives.
Also see: How do you upgrade the hard drives in the Mac Pro to SSDs? What SSD options are available? Which SSD configuration provides the fastest performance?
Standard Optical:8X DL 'SuperDrive'Standard Disk:None
Details:Apple reports that this PATA '16X' double layer DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive 'writes DVD-R discs at up to 16x speed, writes DVD+R DL discs at up to 8x speed, reads DVDs at up to 16x speed, writes CD-R and CD-RW discs at up to 24x speed, [and] reads CDs at up to 32x speed.'
Also see: What options are available for the second 'optical drive bay' on the Mac Pro? How do you install a second optical drive or replace the primary one?
Details:An external Apple USB Modem was available for US$49. The system has 'two independent 10/100/1000BASE-T [Gigabit] Ethernet (RJ-45) interfaces with support for jumbo frames.'
Standard AirPort:802.11a/b/g/n (Opt)Standard Bluetooth:2.0+EDR
Details:Bluetooth 2.0+EDR is standard. AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g) can be installed at additional cost.
Details:The Mac Pro has five USB 2.0 ports on the system (two on the front panel and three on the back), two Firewire '400' ports (one on the front and one on the back), and two Firewire '800' ports (one on the front and one on the back). Apple also advertises 'two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard'.
Expansion Slots:2 PCIe, 2 PCIe 2.0, AP*Expansion Bays:4 3.5', 2 5.25'
Details:*This model has two PCIe x4 expansion slots and two PCIe 2.0 x16 expansion slots (in the default confugration one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot is occupied by the graphics card). Apple also reports that 'all slots provide mechanical support for 16-lane cards [and supports] 300W combined maximum for all PCI Express slots.'
AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) additionally can be installed at extra cost.
In the default configuration, one internal 3.5' bay is occupied by a hard drive and three are free, and one external 5.25' bay is occupied by a 'SuperDrive' and the other is free. The no longer available Developer's Note also documented 'two unpopulated 3 Gbps SATA buses for expansion'.
Also see: How many PCI slots of what type are provided by each Mac Pro model? How do you install a PCIe card in the Mac Pro?
In the US (and many other countries), site sponsor Other World Computing sells a wide variety of internal and external expansion options and hand-picked accessories ranging from internal PCIe cards to external storage, stands, keyboards, cables, adapters, and more for this Mac Pro.
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Incl. Keyboard:Apple Aluminum KBIncl. Input:Mighty Mouse
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Details:Shipped with an 'ultra-thin aluminum' Apple Keyboard (0.33 inches at the front edge) based on the polarizing keyboard design introduced with the MacBook.
Also see: How does the 'ultra thin' aluminum keyboard compare to a more traditional desktop keyboard? How does it feel?
Details:
Apple Order No:MA970LL/AApple Subfamily:Early 2008
Details:The Apple order number should be unique to this system.
Details:Please note that these identifiers refer to more than one model.
Also see: All Macs with the A1186 Model Number, the 2180 EMC Number, and the MacPro3,1 Model Identifier.
For more about these identifiers and how to locate them on each Mac, please refer to EveryMac.com's Mac Identification section.
Details:N/A
Pre-Installed MacOS:X 10.5.1 (9B2117)Maximum MacOS:X 10.11.x*
Details:*This system can run the last version of OS X 10.8 'Mountain Lion,' OS X 10.9 'Mavericks,' OS X 10.10 'Yosemite' and OS X 10.11 'El Capitan', although it does not support advanced features like AirDrop, AirPlay Mirroring, or Power Nap. It also does not support 'OpenCL' running the default ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT video card. If configured with the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600, it does support OpenCL. This system is not capable of running macOS Sierra (10.12) or subsequent versions of the macOS at all.
Please also note that OS X 'Lion' 10.7 and subsequent versions of OS X are not capable of running Mac OS X apps originally written for the PowerPC processor as these operating systems do not support the 'Rosetta' environment. To run PowerPC applications on this Mac, it will be necessary to use Mac OS X 10.6 'Snow Leopard' or earlier.
Also see: Which Macs are compatible with OS X El Capitan (10.11)? What are the system requirements? Which Macs support which features?
Minimum Windows:XP SP2 (32-Bit)*Maximum Windows:7 (64-Bit)*
Details:*Apple's Boot Camp 4 formally supports the 32-bit version of Windows XP SP2 as well as the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. However, the system does meet Microsoft's minimum requirements for Windows 8 and readers have reported successfully running the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this operating system with appropriate drivers.
MacOS 9 Support:NoneWindows Support:Boot/Virtualization
Details:Also see: Are there any third-party programs to run Mac OS 9/Classic applications on Intel Macs?
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For more on running Windows on Intel Macs, please refer to the exhaustive Windows on Mac Q&A.
Dimensions:20.1 x 8.1 x 18.7Avg. Weight:42.4 lbs. (19.2 kg)
Details:In inches - height by width by depth, (51.1 cm, 20.6 cm, 47.5 cm).
Original Price (US):US$2799Est. Current Retail:US$500-US$800
Details:Please note that on average the estimated current retail pricing of used systems is updated twice a year (please refer to the date on the bottom of the page for the date last updated).
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Details:Two dual-link DVI ports provided by default ATI Radeon HD 2600 XTgraphics card. Supports dual display and mirroring modes. Can support as many as eight displays with four graphics cards installed. DVI to VGA adapter included.
Also see: What graphics cards are available for the Mac Pro? Which models have which ports?
Details:*Supports internal Serial Attached SCSI, external SCSI support can be added with an aftermarket PCIe card.
Details:N/A
Details:The Mac Pro has five USB 2.0 ports on the system (two on the front panel and three on the back), two Firewire '400' ports (one on the front and one on the back), and two Firewire '800' ports (one on the front and one on the back). Apple also advertises 'two USB 2.0 ports on included keyboard'.
Details:No internal modem. An external Apple USB modem was available for US$49. Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR are standard, AirPort Extreme (802.11g/n) and a modem are optional.
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Details:N/A
Details:Includes a rear mounted 'optical digital audio input Toslink port' and an 'analog stereo line-level input' minijack.
Details:Includes a rear mounted 'optical digital audio output Toslink port' and an 'analog stereo line-level output' minijack. Also has a front-mounted headphone jack.
Details:N/A
Details:Apple reports that the line voltage is '100-120V AC or 200-240V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)' and the maximum current is '12A (low-voltage range) or 6A (high-voltage range)'.

Global original prices for the Mac Pro 'Eight Core' 2.8 (2008) in 34 different countries and territories follow; organized alphabetically by region.

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Original Prices - North & South America

Mexico:N/A United States:US$2799

Original Prices - Europe

Denmark:N/AFinland:N/A
Ireland:€2499Italy:€2499
Norway:N/A Portugal:€2499
Switzerland:CHF 3'699 United Kingdom:£1749

Original Prices - Asia

India:N/A Indonesia:N/A
Malaysia:N/AThe Philippines:N/A
Thailand:N/AVietnam:N/A

Original Prices - Australia & New Zealand


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