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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:07 PM   #1
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Apple Offers Sneak Peek of Completely Redesigned Mac Pro




At today's WWDC keynote event, Apple offered a sneak peek of its next-generation Mac Pro, a line of desktop computers that has not received a significant update in several years. The preview began with a teaser video showcasing the radically redesigned tubular tower.
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The next generation Mac Pro is architected around an ingenious unified thermal core that allows the desktop to efficiently share its entire thermal capacity across all the processors. The result is a pro desktop with breakthrough performance packed into a design that is one-eighth the volume of the current Mac Pro. Next generation Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 core configurations deliver double the floating point performance. With two AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, the all-new Mac Pro is up to 2.5 times faster than the current Mac Pro and delivers up to an amazing 7 teraflops of compute power. The new Mac Pro also features PCIe-based flash storage that is up to 10 times faster than conventional desktop hard drives and includes the latest four-channel ECC DDR3 memory running at 1866 MHz to deliver up to 60GBps of memory bandwidth. With all that power, the new Mac Pro lets you seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background.
New generation Intel Xeon processors, ECC memory, and new PCIe flash storage will debut in the new Mac Pro. External expansion will be available via six Thunderbolt 2 ports and graphics will be handled by dual workstation AMD FirePro GPUs with support for up to three 4K displays.


Compared to the previous Mac Pro, the next-generation model is approximately 1/8 the size. The new Mac Pro will also be assembled in the United States. A special WWDC session tomorrow will see representatives of The Foundry and Pixar showing off how The Foundry's MARI 3D digital paint tool can take advantage of the upcoming Mac Pro hardware.

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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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It looks amazing. I want it now.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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I wish they would have used the old design. I see no room for expanding hard drive space and I'm curious if the GPU will be upgradable.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:08 PM   #4
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Probably going to start at $5,000
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:09 PM   #5
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I love the power, but I don't care about the size.


Still, this machine isn't designed for me. I'm good with a MacBook Air.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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Looks really cool, but It does remind me a bit of a garbage can :P
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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New mac pro, looks nice. For me it's too bad they don't offer a "low cost" version with more consumer orriented internals like core i7 cpu instead to keep the cost lower
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:09 PM   #8
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Made out of plastic? Seriously? Spend $1299 and get a nice aluminum iMac. $2499 gets me a plastic Mac Pro(predicting cost of the new Mac Pro)? Screw that.....

EDIT: I was mistaken. This was posted before Apple posted the information.

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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:10 PM   #9
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Anyone else think it's ugly...
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:10 PM   #10
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I personally think it's super awesome, but I know the Mac Pro lovers aren't going to be happy. Expansion has moved external =|

EDIT: Though it does, indeed, look like a trashcan
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:10 PM   #11
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Made out of plastic? Seriously? Spend $1299 and get a nice aluminum iMac. $2499 gets me a plastic Mac Pro(predicting cost of the new Mac Pro)? Screw that.....
I don't think that's plastic it looks like metal to me
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Made out of plastic? Seriously? Spend $1299 and get a nice aluminum iMac. $2499 gets me a plastic Mac Pro(predicting cost of the new Mac Pro)? Screw that.....
yes, because pro users buy computers on looks.......
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:10 PM   #13
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It's the G4 Cube evolved. Except this time they don't need to sacrifice performance for size and appearance. The original Cube failed because it was underpowered, but 13 years of technological advancements have finally made this stuff possible again.

Can't wait to see benchmark comparisons when it comes out.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:11 PM   #14
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Anyone else thing it's ugly...
Why do you think it's ugly?, i personally like it
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I wish they would have used the old design. I see no room for expanding hard drive space and I'm curious if the GPU will be upgradable.
Phil Schiller mentioned Expandability through external storage
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I heard a rumor that Apple brought in Tony Stark to consult on the new Mac Pro.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:12 PM   #18
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yes, because pro users buy computers on looks.......
No, but many professionals move their machines around and even travel with them. Look online and you'll see many banged up mac pro's. I hope it's not plastic but it looks it.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:13 PM   #19
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Ok. How does the 3 internal HD that I have inside of my MP gonna work in this tube? Guess all data on those 3 HDs are now useless?
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:13 PM   #20
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So, that's what the offspring of an Alienware tower and a Mac mini looks like. Here's my plan.

1. Get a job that pays
2. Take PTO
3. Camp in front of Mac Store
4. Buy the new Mac
5. Have a gasm that have new hardware
6. Complain next year that my hardware is woeful out of date.
7. Rinse
8. Lather
9. Repeat

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This was made with Intel and AMD's roadmap's plan in mind.

I think it is amazing.
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Phil Schiller mentioned Expandability through external storage
Called it. How do you make it smaller? You remove the drives.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:13 PM   #23
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I love it .. I want to buy it for office & personally
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:14 PM   #24
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The design isn't really for me I must say but other than that the new hardware was a much needed upgrade.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 02:14 PM   #25
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As a music studio engineer, looking to upgrade our current Mac Pro, the new Mac Pro might be an economically turn off.

Our system needs two PCI-express slots and several harddrives for projects, sample libraries etc. Buying a Mac Pro, AND a PCI-express chassi, AND external harddrive chassi, might be waaaaaay to much money to spend.

Note that i wrote "might be". I sure do hope i.e. Magma chassis get alot cheaper along with other Thunderbolt devices.
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