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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Apple Offers Minor Processor Bump to Mac Pro Line, No Thunderbolt







Apple has quietly upgraded the Mac Pro with minor processor bumps and an increase in the standard RAM to 6GB in the least expensive configuration. The update does not include the much-anticipated addition of the Thunderbolt I/O system.

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Unfortunately, it's not much of an upgrade: you can simply get a pair of six-core 3.06GHz Intel Xeon X5675 processors rather than 2.93GHz ones we just mentioned. The base model will start at $2,499 for a single quad-core Intel Xeon W3565 processor at 3.2GHz, with an optional upgrade to a six-core chip, you can spend $3,799 to get a dual-processor configuration with a pair of the Westmere-EP based 2.4GHz E5645 chips, and upgrade to the aforementioned X5675 for an unspecified amount. Everything else stays the same, it seems.
The new Mac Pro's are now available on the Apple Online Store.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:29 PM   #2
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Not even Thunderbolt. Speaks volumes of how much attention Apple pays to the pro market.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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Stunned. Apple, if you're going to discontinue the Mac Pro, just do it. Don't piss on our shoes and tell us it's rain.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:30 PM   #5
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This is a…

…joke. :|
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:31 PM   #6
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No way.. Just no way Apple is doing this!!
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:31 PM   #7
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This is a huge disappointment. I'm not one for dramatics, but it really is a shame that this is all that they could do for the Mac Pro, considering what they just did for the MacBook Pros.

They could have also upgraded the graphics options as well at the very least, the 5770's are very old compared to the 6870 I'm running in a Hackintosh and 7000-series chips that AMD is shipping now.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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This feels like a slap in the face ...
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:31 PM   #10
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Why even bother?? No recent CPUs, GPUs, USB 3.0 or Thunderbolt!

Unless they're sitting on a new re-design of the Mac Pro to come out soon, I don't understand it. But if you had a new one on the slate, why update it at all?
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:32 PM   #12
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This means one of two things. Apple is going to discontinue them in the future. Or they are working on a major redesign that just wasn't ready yet. Hopefully it's the latter.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:33 PM   #13
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No, I'm pretty sure "Don't buy" still applies.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:33 PM   #15
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They were too busy designing that awful Maps app to upgrade the Mac Pros.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:33 PM   #16
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Apple seems to want to the Mac Pro to fail hard this year.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:33 PM   #17
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:34 PM   #18
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:35 PM   #19
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Why would they even bother with this update? Waste of resources, and where's the 8 core?
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:35 PM   #20
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Not even Thunderbolt. Speaks volumes of how much attention Apple pays to the pro market.
Agreed—or at least, how much Apple believes the pro market is going to be focused on towers in future.

Still doesn’t mean a “real” Mac Pro isn’t coming someday. You can dream But we now know it won’t be soon. (As many have said, if something else were just around the corner, why bother with this?)
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:35 PM   #21
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Do you know what, that minor processor bump is actually more of a slap in the face than just dropping the product entirely. If they are working on a brand new model, i wish they'd just say something. Jesus. This secrecy ********* works for some products, but not for the Mac Pro.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:36 PM   #22
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What an INSULT

Hackint0sh here I come.

What a huge slap in the face. I have the urge to beat Tim Cook about the head with the Radeon 5770 that comes with the "new" Mac Pro.

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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:37 PM   #23
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If there was a time and place to announce an updated Mac Pro it was WWDC. Only other place I could have imagined was to the video editor's conference (can't remember the name of it). This is simply disappointing. I was not in the market for one of these, but how could you not bring these up to Thunderbolt and USB 3.0? How could you not update the CPU's and graphics cards. The real pros need these machines updated -- you cannot ignore the pro market and leave that to somebody else.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:37 PM   #24
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iMacs?

I've been waiting for an iMac upgrade, and nothing! I'm wondering if Apple will quietly update them as well? Seem unlikely since they probably would have done it by now when they silently updated the Mac Pro. Not happy.

Sad day for people waiting on the Mac Pro. Hardly a pro machine with no Thunderbolt or USB3. What a joke.
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Old Jun 11, 2012, 02:37 PM   #25
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Say what?

Barely an update at all. What a joke. They didn't even bother with Thunderbolt or USB3.0.

Its like they wanted to kill it, but couldn't pull the trigger, so they just added what they could without having to do any work.
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