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mcnallym

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Oct 28, 2008
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Wonder what limitations the PCIe slots will have, like, can I slap a real GPU in this thing or is there still going to no support similar to how eGPUs have been abandoned with Apple Silicon.
There was no mention of GPU, nearest was Video Input card, ie Black magic. If wanting eGPU or internal AMD/Nvidia GPU cards then shocker but nothing there.
 
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Beaverman3001

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May 20, 2010
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There was no mention of GPU, nearest was Video Input card, ie Black magic. If wanting eGPU or internal AMD/Nvidia GPU cards then shocker but nothing there.
That is my assumption as well, nothing, which is a real shame might finally force me to abandon the Mac platform. Been holding out with 2018 mini with eGPU waiting to see if something came along to provide real GPU support but looking like it'll never happen if this doesn't.
 

resonate

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Dec 17, 2007
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Economies of scale. A lot of users do not need/want PCIe slots.

That's why 2013 Mac Pro came about & 2023 Mac Studios was created.
Yeah, sure, i get it. Let's see how the machine purrs with the right (if the same as mp 2019) cooling, there should be not a hint of throttling at all....if I remember well, there was a video (
) that was showing the m1 ultra is not using it's full potential...
 

Lammers

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Oct 30, 2013
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Presumably they know that
Very disappointing. Same design, RAM has gone from 1.5 TB to 0.2 TB, no ability to add graphics cards. It’s Mac Studio with card support.
Presumably the 1.5 TB RAM capacity of the current model is only relevant for a tiny proportion of Mac Pro customers though. I imagine Apple probably believes (perhaps based on actual device telemetry) that 192GB RAM covers a significant proportion (maybe even the majority) of Mac Pro use cases.
 

Matty_TypeR

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Oct 1, 2016
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🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 well looks like my 2019 Mc pro will be my last, No PCIe GPU support is the killer. So no upgrade's possible, like the 5.1 CPU, memory, GPU. 2019 CPU, memory, GPU the new Mac pro Naff all to upgrade, just buy a new one when its updated :eek: Apple have really turned into a apple only eco system.
 

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Yeah, sure, i get it. Let's see how the machine purrs with the right (if the same as mp 2019) cooling, there should be not a hint of throttling at all....if I remember well, there was a video (
) that was showing the m1 ultra is not using it's full potential...
Even when manually controlling HSF RPM?
 

Adult80HD

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Nov 19, 2019
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Even when manually controlling HSF RPM?
Yeah, there's ZERO proof the MaxTech claim has any basis in reality. There's no proof there's any thermal throttling and I highly doubt the MP M2 Ultra will perform any better than the Studio M2 Ultra
 

G46&Fbnth5

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Mar 10, 2021
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So same CPU, GPU.

Outside of the afterburners and the ability to expand (Studio has room to upgrade using hubs etc) .. what's the reason for nearly 3 x the price? #Underwhelmed
The M2 Ultra Mac Studio is not much cheaper than the Mac Pro
 
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blackquartz

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Oct 22, 2009
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Disappointing. They should have waited another 5 years so maybe the M chips could compete with the 3090.
 
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Yeah, there's ZERO proof the MaxTech claim has any basis in reality. There's no proof there's any thermal throttling and I highly doubt the MP M2 Ultra will perform any better than the Studio M2 Ultra
What was the room air temp? Was it published?
 
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