I’m still eagerly waiting for the 2013 Mac Pro update.I sure hope that the Mac Pro is updated at this year's WWDC. If so, I'll be one of the first to get one, as I've been waiting (it seems like forever) for the longest time! =)
I was ready to pull the trigger in mid 2013. My heart sank a little when I actually saw the trash can even though it looked good would be sure to post honest performance figures.I don't know about writing on the wall but I will be waiting at minimum until WWDC to finally drop the cash flow on a 6 Core machine.
I was ready to pull the trigger last week but since I will be out of the country for almost a month and not really able to utilize it. I decided to just wait until I got back in late May. Well then that turned into, I might as well wait until WWDC.
I dislike the waiting game so much.
The current one will be more than plenty for my current needs but I'm thinking Thunderbolt3/USBC can give me a few more options moving forward. They definitely aren't a need.
I guess I'll know June 13th.
We'll see one, though it may take a few months before they are shipping.
It will not have a major form-factor change, including no single-GPU or dual CPU options - sorry.
It will have updated processors (fine), updated GPU's (major), updated ports all around (good), faster RAM and flash drives (good). In fact, it will be new almost top to bottom. Perhaps we'll see a new 5k display to go with it, even - it would be time for that.
I sure hope so!
As you can see from my signature, my Mac Mini is hanging in there but it's getting a bit long in the tooth. I still use it for basic tasks such as web-surfing, website development, watching videos and playing music, and typesetting (using LaTeX) research articles. However, it's quite slow for my scientific computing needs (Mathematica programming, custom Java programming, etc.)
My plan is to get an updated Mac Pro (if and when it comes out). I need a rock-solid platform which will last for 8+ years. Again, the platform will be used for the above....it would also be nice to be able to play some "modern" games also!
I'm not sure but I seen lot of advertisement of nMP at the movie theaters.It is kind of crazy that we have not heard anything rumor-wise but one little nugget last fall when they found a new device reference in an El Capitan build. Was it like this for the nMP before it was released? It's been awhile so I don't remember.
Maybe due to manufacturing the nMP in the USA they have been able to keep tighter wraps on component supplies, but that is a guess. Still, it would seem that WWDC will be the make-or-break moment.
I'm curious, would your mp be able to last another 4 years?I'm with you. I have an 8 year old computer (an octo-core 3,1), and I also use it for scientific computing (mostly Matlab). Matlab does not handle multi-core processing well at all, so the single-thread performance of my computer hurts. But on the other hand it's very reliable, so I don't fear running very long jobs. Still, I've been holding out for a new 'Pro for a long time, and it will be good to see a nice update worth buying.
Do you have the Parallel Computing Toolbox for Matlab ?I'm with you. I have an 8 year old computer (an octo-core 3,1), and I also use it for scientific computing (mostly Matlab). Matlab does not handle multi-core processing well at all, so the single-thread performance of my computer hurts. But on the other hand it's very reliable, so I don't fear running very long jobs. Still, I've been holding out for a new 'Pro for a long time, and it will be good to see a nice update worth buying.