- Feb 13, 2017
The modularity of the graphics and memory probably isn't going to change.
The A17 already demonstrates that GPU performance won't sit still. More hardware RT hardware will do better job than the A17 does.
Memory. It isn't going to be "has to be more than max configuration MP 2019". Pretty good chance still cap out at "Ultra" package size. So number of RAM packages are going to be limited.
Expansion. Likely still going to have six slots. Probably better backhaul on those six, but not more slots.
It should be incremental, evolutionary better. But a homage to ultimate modularity? ... probably not.
And the price point. Not going down. Lots of folks who sneer at the Mac Pro are really grumble about price but dress it up as some feature point.
So then I’d close up the Mac Pro line and shift everyone to the Mac Studio. Just about every use case for the Pro you mentioned can be handled via Thunderbolt.