Unfortunately, the teardown post only contains a photos; however, MacRumors confirmed with the company that the CPU can be removed.
The company has confirmed that the Intel Xeon E5 processor found in the Mac Pro is indeed removable, allowing for future upgrades. All four available CPUs for the new Mac Pro use the same LGA 2011 socket standardized on the Mac Pro's motherboard.
This is great news for customers who may not have thousands to drop on the fastest processor. The top of the line 2.7GHz 12-core Intel Xeon E5 with 30MB of L3 cache is currently offered at a $3500 premium. Since the CPU can be removed it's possible that users could upgrade to a faster one once prices drop.
Take a look at a few of the tear down photos below...
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