The 2013 revamp of the desktop Mac series known as the Mac Pro.

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Upgrade Mac Pro Late 2013 CPU with Core i7-6900K

Is it possible to put a Core i7-6900K into a Mac Pro Late 2013?

That's the one:

http://ark.intel.com/products/94196/Inte...

If not, is there a similar CPU that would work?

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The correct CPU for your Mac Pro system would be this one: Intel Xeon Processor E5-1680 v2 (25M Cache, 3.00 GHz): 8 Cores - 16 threads. And here is the IFIXIT guide you'll need to follow: Mac Pro Late 2013 CPU Replacement.

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What do you mean by correct? Would the CPU that I showed work in the Mac Pro? It's the same socket.

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Sorry no, the chip you selected requires the newer rev of the socket: FCLGA2011-3 Vs FCLGA2011 the Mac Pro system has.

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Ahh, that makes sense thank you. But how can these Benchmarks exist then?

http://browser.primatelabs.com/v4/cpu/se...

Is there a consumer class (cheaper) 8-core that would work with the Mac Pro 2013?

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Confusion! GeekBench does not report the Mac Pro Xeon series chips correctly MacPro6.1.

The rub here is the ID string within the chip is the same as the i Series.

As to a cheaper CPU option only the lower end Xeon (3.7 GHz Quad Core Xeon E5-1620v2). Remember this is a Pro's class box not a consumer class box.

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Ahh! Now that is interesting. Well, I need it for C++ programming in Xcode and I'm hoping for faster compile times and better responsiveness (of the Xcode UI). I'm currently torn between an iMac 2015 and a Mac Pro with upgraded CPU. Geekbench says that the iMac 2015 (with 4.0 GHz CPU) has a higher score, while being a lot cheaper.

Is there something I miss?

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