Thursday, February 7th 2013

Mac Pro Gets Updated This Spring, Powered by Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon

Apple's high-performance desktop Mac Pro will get its long overdue specifications overhaul this spring. The Mac Pro is being pulled off shelves in Europe due to lack of compliance with local regulations; but a French retailer believes the pull out is temporary, and that a new, rehashed Mac Pro will be reintroduced in Spring (March-April). The new Mac Pro pole-vaults Sandy Bridge-EP Xeon processor line to Intel's next-generation Xeon "Ivy Bridge-EP" dual-socket processors, SSDs being standard equipment, and the latest generation NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics cards. It's also quite likely that Apple to refresh its display lineup to support higher resolutions.

Source: X-bit Labs
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115 Comments on Mac Pro Gets Updated This Spring, Powered by Ivy Bridge-EP Xeon

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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: TheMailMan78
The build quality IS NOT BETTER. That USED to be true. Not anymore.
This is what I had thought cause there are MANY cases out there that are much nicer than any of the MAC's I have seen also the hardware is very close to the intel components we use in PC's so that is were I was questioning the "Quality"?
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#2
ensabrenoir
Its all about image......Bill Gates was a rock star and his products had a great presentation
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
After looking at the latest iMac and Mac Pro, These are build on all PC hardware... The only thing different between Mac Pro and a Dell Workstation is the OS

They are also still using a 2003 case design LOL
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: brandonwh64
After looking at the latest iMac and Mac Pro, These are build on all PC hardware... The only thing different between Mac Pro and a Dell Workstation is the OS

They are also still using a 2003 case design LOL
which dell workstation are you comparing this mac pro to?
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Easy Rhino
which dell workstation are you comparing this mac pro to?
T5600's Roughly the same when configured. Only difference is OS
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: brandonwh64
After looking at the latest iMac and Mac Pro, These are build on all PC hardware... The only thing different between Mac Pro and a Dell Workstation is the OS

They are also still using a 2003 case design LOL
Sigh. Ok. The Mac Pro has not had an update since like 2010. Which is what this thread is about, a supposed refresh plus a hope that the entire thing will be updated. And all Macs have had PC hardware since 2006. I really have no idea what your point is.

And the only difference is not only the OS. You have to look at how it is to upgrade, support etc.
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Frick
Sigh. Ok. The Mac Pro has not had an update since like 2010. Which is what this thread is about, a supposed refresh plus a hope that the entire thing will be updated. And all Macs have had PC hardware since 2006. I really have no idea what your point is.

And the only difference is not only the OS. You have to look at how it is to upgrade, support etc.
It shows on their page the new updates to Mac Pro such as the newer xeons so my point is that the hardware compares to a Dell workstation and that they seem to have only different OS's

I know dell support is quite good especially here at my company. If we have a dell workstation die, its replaced same day through dell local support.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: brandonwh64
T5600's Roughly the same when configured. Only difference is OS
no, how exactly did you configure it? because if you look at the mid-range Dell it is $2000 WITHOUT THE SERVICE AGREEMENT.
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Easy Rhino
no, how exactly did you configure it? because if you look at the mid-range Dell it is $2000 WITHOUT THE SERVICE AGREEMENT.
Most workstations that are purchased are through tech level agreements with companys. I do not see anyone needing these for home use.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: brandonwh64
Most workstations that are purchased are through tech level agreements with companys. I do not see anyone needing these for home use.
i can't seem to make a good one to one comparison. the companies offer different solutions to similar problems. one happens to cost a little bit more. it just so happens that the more expensive one is the mac pro and you can chalk that up to brand recognition, build quality, superior technical support, and the operating system (whether you like it or not.)
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brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Easy Rhino
i can't seem to make a good one to one comparison. the companies offer different solutions to similar problems. one happens to cost a little bit more. it just so happens that the more expensive one is the mac pro and you can chalk that up to brand recognition, build quality, superior technical support, and the operating system (whether you like it or not.)
Really were I was coming from is it goes off what your company needs. Windows or IOS
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#12
buildzoid
the Mac pros suck they use cheap AMD GPUs with processors selling 2x the true price like seriously a max speced custom LGA2011 system will destroy (gaming also) it and cost less 9k$ vs 8k$
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#13
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: buildzoid
the Mac pros suck they use cheap AMD GPUs with processors selling 2x the true price like seriously a max speced custom LGA2011 system will destroy (gaming also) it and cost less 9k$ vs 8k$
Don't post if all you're going to do is troll.

If you're getting a Mac for gaming than you need to get your head examined. More often than not, a person getting a Mac Pro has a particular use case and most likely can benefit from having more than 4-6 cores. Most people aren't like, "LOL! I want to waste between 3k USD and 10k USD on a Mac for shits and giggles!" A 2P Mac Pro will eat most machines alive as far as CPU power as well. You make it sound like Xeon processors are cheap as well.
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
well i think my work here is done. i guess i probably confuse a lot of people and they think i am trolling. after all, i prefer linux as a desktop OS, i really like mac products, and i need a windows rig for gaming. people like me do exist.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Easy Rhino
no, how exactly did you configure it? because if you look at the mid-range Dell it is $2000 WITHOUT THE SERVICE AGREEMENT.
FYI AppleCare is invalid in a lot of states.
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