Monday, June 10th 2013

Apple Unveils New Mac Pro

During the Worldwide Developer Convention (WWDC) this Monday, Apple presented its radically redesigned Mac Pro which represents a complete and long overdue departure from the shapes, sizes and general design language of its workstations. Personally I can not decide which is the most striking visual aspect of the new Mac Pro, the truly tiny size of this multi-GPU powerhouse, or its curiously cylindrical shape. Alas, my true curiosity lies with the cooling solutions employed by the designers to address the inevitable heat issues associated with densely packing such potent hardware. The monolithic appearance of the Mac Pro is interrupted only by a cutout in the cover that allows access to the back panel, where the entire I/O interface is located. Apart from the usual suspects (USB, RJ45, etc), the user is presented with no less than six Thunderbolt 2 ports, which some might find problematic considering they constitute the entire expansion potential of the new Mac Pro.

The Mac Pro will be launched in Q3 and will make use of the new 12 core Ivy Bridge-EP processors launching in Q3 as well. Two AMD workstation GPUs will be accompanying the Ivy Bridge Xeon E5 processor. Storage will be Flash based and will employ the PCIe bus, doing away with the usual storage bottlenecks. The device comes with 4K display support and also Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac connectivity. Pricing for the new workstation was not mentioned, however it was pointed out that it will be built in the US.

Source: The Verge
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101 Comments on Apple Unveils New Mac Pro

#1
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Easy Rhino
Once again Apple leads the way!
My only question is how???
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: brandonwh64
My only question is how???
do you see any other manufacturer sticking a 12 core proc and 2 gpus in a chasis that compact? no, but you will. mark my words. apple leads the way!
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#3
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: Easy Rhino
do you see any other manufacturer sticking a 12 core proc and 2 gpus in a chasis that compact? no, but you will. mark my words. apple leads the way!
Well true. They do have a nice design there. Would like to see a PC similar.
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#4
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: brandonwh64
Well true. They do have a nice design there. Would like to see a PC similar.
you will.

other manufacturers do nothing but copy apple. apple takes risks.
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#5
Drmark
Bear in mind, I like the design, but seriously who wants a cool looking tower that has all kinds of crap dangling off it. To expand you hang crap from the thunderbolt plugs. Wow... so innovative... not.
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#6
JDG1980
by: tigger
Well it's certainly a radical design, but is it built by Apple or for 1yen a day in a sweat shop?
Actually, the Mac Pro will be assembled in the United States. (The underlying components, of course, probably come from the same factories all other PC components do, in Taiwan or China.)
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#7
THE_EGG
It does have some nice originality about but I do think it looks like an office bin or something :/
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#8
rokazs1
by: Solidstate89
Something tells me having only one thermal plate will cause some hilarious overheating. They usually do that shit in cheap, shitty laptops where they have a single copper pipe running from the CPU, to the GPU and then to the single fan..and you know what? Those are the worst overheating laptops in existence.

The proper laptops are the ones that have a dedicated cooler and thermal plate for the CPU and the GPU. This just has fire written all over it.
Why do You think they are going to send incomplete and overheating product to the production line? I think everything is tested and proven to work nicely :) I am not really an apple fan, but I think it's impressive to cram this much power to small package like this :)
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#9
tigger
I'm the only one
Its a nice looking thing, but I'm not a big fan of CrApple stuff myself, so just let the fan boys defend it or cry if it turns out to be a firey hot turd.

And the only thing Apple leads the way in is overpriced overhyped turkey poo.

Cant wait to see the hiked price of accesories for this, it'll be $50 for a thunderbolt cable no doubt.
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#10
Ravenas
Nice product. I have to say just wow when looking at this heat transfer set up. Excellent engineering.
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#11
erixx
by: Ravenas
Nice product. I have to say just wow when looking at this heat transfer set up. Excellent engineering.
Certainly it is a tiny Silverstone Raven case :)
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#12
tigger
I'm the only one
Found this pic-

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#14
TheMailMan78
Big Member
If this thing runs half as good as the Apple "Cube" we are in for a treat. :laugh:

Not sure why everyone is saying this is "new". So they went from small square to small round. OMG APPLE DISCOVERED A NEW GEOMETRIC SHAPE! SO REAL!

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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: TheMailMan78
If this thing runs half as good as the Apple "Cube" we are in for a treat. :laugh:

Not sure why everyone is saying this is "new". So they went from small square to small round. OMG APPLE DISCOVERED A NEW GEOMETRIC SHAPE! SO REAL!

http://www.infiniwiz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/g4-cube1.jpg
it is the cooling aspect that is really new. also, nobody else is sticking 12 cores and 2 gpus in ANY form factor that small. troll on!
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#16
Ravenas
by: TheMailMan78
If this thing runs half as good as the Apple "Cube" we are in for a treat.

Not sure why everyone is saying this is "new". So they went from small square to small round. OMG APPLE DISCOVERED A NEW GEOMETRIC SHAPE! SO REAL!
You honestly troll every Apple thread trying to bait others in to arguing or agreeing or thanking you.
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TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Easy Rhino
it is the cooling aspect that is really new. also, nobody else is sticking 12 cores and 2 gpus in ANY form factor that small. troll on!
It was new with the Cube. This isn't a big deal. They have done this with laptops for years. Sorry.
by: Ravenas
You honestly troll every Apple thread trying to bait others in to arguing or agreeing or thanking you.
I'm sorry you cannot take torpedo's of truth.
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#18
Ravenas
by: TheMailMan78

I'm sorry you cannot take torpedo's of truth.
No I just can't appreciate trolls like you. :slap:

Say something useful for a change. Try giving us actual reasoning and opinion rather than OMG APPLE DISCOVERED A NEW GEOMETRIC SHAPE! "SO REAL!"... I mean honestly it's a waste of forum database.
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#19
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Ravenas
No I just can't appreciate trolls like you. :slap:

Say something useful for a change. Try giving us actual reasoning and opinion rather than OMG APPLE DISCOVERED A NEW GEOMETRIC SHAPE! "SO REAL!"... I mean honestly it's a waste of forum database.
This is just the Cube.....but round. Just pointing out people are getting excited about a new shape not a new idea. Also I don't like being called names.
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#20
Ravenas
by: TheMailMan78
Also I don't like being called names.
I'm sorry you cannot take torpedo's of truth.
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#21
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Ravenas
I'm sorry you cannot take torpedo's of truth.
People who cannot make valid points call other people names. Glad to see I'm right.
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#22
Solidstate89
by: Easy Rhino
you will.

other manufacturers do nothing but copy apple. apple takes risks.
Yeah, they take risks by ripping off the flat Metro theme design of Windows Phone. :rolleyes:

by: rokazs1
Why do You think they are going to send incomplete and overheating product to the production line? I think everything is tested and proven to work nicely :) I am not really an apple fan, but I think it's impressive to cram this much power to small package like this :)
Because Apple products literally have a history of heating up like ovens due to Jobs' love of silence. The fans in laptops would be intentionally restricted from running full bore just to keep them quiet. The thermal plates and copper piping were limited in the notebooks as well to cut down on the space they took up. Apple's entire product portfolio is about form over function and the thermals in their computers pay for it. The only thing that has saved them over the years is Intel's excellent node reduction.
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#23
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: TheMailMan78
This is just the Cube.....but round. Just pointing out people are getting excited about a new shape not a new idea. Also I don't like being called names.
the cube did not have a quarter of the processing/gpu power in it that this new unit does...

the cube also did not have a brand new cooling design not seen in a desktop before...
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#24
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Easy Rhino
the cube did not have a quarter of the processing/gpu power in it that this new unit does...

the cube also did not have a brand new cooling design not seen in a desktop before...
I'm sorry but at the time the Cube debuted it was cutting edge. This is just an updated Cube man.
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#25
tigger
I'm the only one
by: TheMailMan78
I'm sorry but at the time the Cube debuted it was cutting edge. This is just an updated Cube man.
I have to agree, also I think easy rhino likes anything with an Apple logo on it.
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