Wednesday, December 18th 2013

New Apple Mac Pro Available Starting Tomorrow

Apple today announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.

Designed around an innovative unified thermal core, the all-new Mac Pro packs unprecedented performance into an aluminum enclosure that is just 9.9-inches tall and one-eighth the volume of the previous generation. Mac Pro features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz and two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs that deliver up to eight times the graphics performance of the previous generation Mac Pro.

PCIe-based flash storage delivers sequential read speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional desktop hard drives, and ECC DDR3 gives the new Mac Pro up to 60 GBps of memory bandwidth for seamlessly editing full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background. With an incredible six Thunderbolt 2 ports, each with up to 20 Gbps of bandwidth per device, the new Mac Pro completely redefines desktop expandability with support for up to 36 high-performance peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.

Pricing & Availability
The Mac Pro is available with a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2 GB of VRAM each, 12 GB of memory, and 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $2,999 (US); and with a 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3 GB of VRAM each, 16 GB of memory, and 256 GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $3,999 (US). Configure-to-order options include faster 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6 GB of VRAM, up to 64 GB of memory, and up to 1 TB of PCIe-based flash storage. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/mac-pro.
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29 Comments on New Apple Mac Pro Available Starting Tomorrow

#1
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Easy Rhino
Well I agree with you. But a closed platform simplifies the user experience which is why many people are attracted to it. Anyway, my argument is about usability. It is about the fact that people lose their minds whenever an Apple story is posted here.
I feel ya. I tend to avoid AMD and NVidia threads because of that very same thing. People get messy, sweaty and crosseyed when it comes to a little keyboard battle of colours and logos.

I admit, I like the case, quite a lot. But I get the impression it hasn't been done before for a reason...
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Kenshai
I haven't been too keen on Apple products over the years but kudos after I saw the breakdown.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Mac Pro Late 2013 Teardown/20778
That is simply amazing. give it 1 year and you will see sony,dell,hp coming up with their own unique designs. pc manufacturers are always about 1 year behind apple.
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#4
micropage7
by: BiggieShady
Unified thermal core ... neat idea similar to piston


i have to say i like their configuration, but yeah the case looks like bin
they should put some accent on that
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