How is your experience with the new Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by egy195, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. egy195 macrumors regular

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    so after about 7 months of being available i just wanted to read your opinions about the new mac pro, did you buy it and if so what's your review ?
     
  2. beefcoder macrumors newbie

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    Great machine when it is flawless.
    (I do have a 6-Core / 32 GB/ D500s / 256 GB).

    Under heavy load it is sometimes getting hot. The metal cylinder gets really warm and the ssd is at 60 degrees centigrade.

    Be sure to check out the fan's noise (you should only hear the airflow) and the GPU's noise (coil whine seems to be a widspread issue).

    Besides it is definitively worth the money and easy to maintain :)
     
  3. hassiman macrumors member

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    Love mine!

    4 Core, 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM.
    Fast, quiet, no problems whatsoever!:)
     
  4. pprior macrumors 65816

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    I went from a 3.1 to the nMP. I love the form factor -mine sits up top a filing desk with attached ext thunderbolt array. I never hear it at all. It's fast. I'll keep it probably 5-6 years like I did the last two MP I've owned
     
  5. medium8080 macrumors newbie

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    I got a 6 core, 64 GB, D700s, & 1TB and I love it for photo and video work.

    It's dead quiet, in fact my two monitors make more noise than the nMP does
     
  6. sirio76 macrumors regular

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    I'm using an 8core/D700/1TB/64GB since late january for heavy 3D modeling and rendering.
    Really a little great silent machine, absolutely loving it.
     
  7. joelypolly macrumors 6502

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    4c/D700s/1TB

    The computer gets out of the way and lets me do work which is what I really want. Something that doesn't remind me every time I build that its taking a while to think.

    The cool thing is that can also use an iMac as a display via Thunderbolt
     
  8. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    64GB/256GB/Hex Core/D700/3 x 27" Cinema

    At the same time I built up an absolute top of the line PC for gaming, which is similar to the nMP and as good a computer as I could build.

    4.6GHz i7 water cooled/AMD 295x2 Water Cooled GPU/32GB/2xSSD RAID/LG 21:9/Thunderbolt 2.0

    I don't do benchmarks but evaluate by how it goes in real world use. Notes ...

    • The nMP is quieter than the fully water cooled PC by a long shot, and it's a tenth the size
    • The nMP works mostly flawlessly (99%), while the PC is glitchy (just reboot!) and had to be "tamed" when I first turned it on
    • The PC is a much faster computer for much less money, the nMP feels like a stately old grandmother in comparison
    • The PC is far more configurable, with more options than the nMP which practically isn't configurable at all.

    I love them both. I prefer the stability of the nMP for my real work, where reboots are intolerable. While there have been a few glitches it has performed as expected. But I paid far less for far more performance with the PC, which is needed for the gaming performance I wanted.

    Conclusion; a lot of people strain to turn Mac Pro's in to gaming machines or PC's of some type, I'd never bother unless you really needed to do this. Far, far better to have each for their respective jobs. If I could have only one, it'd have to be a nMP because there's no other way to run OS X. If I didn't have to have OS X I'd do the PC, you get way more for way less.
     
  9. realitystops macrumors regular

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    Same Same

    Exactly So
     
  10. MacProCard macrumors 6502

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    6c, 64gb, 1tb, D700. I love it. It's a great option if you don't want the size but need the power of a workstation.
     
  11. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Everything has been amazing except frequent bugs when using Word 2011. I get error messages like bit enough memory and I have finder folders disappear after using word. Didn't have this problem with any other mac.

    And when using word, I can hear the coil whine chirping very so often. Don't know why Word is causing my only headache.
     
  12. Michael73 macrumors 65816

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    8 core / 32GB / 1TB / D500 - it's an amazing machine, rock solid and dead quiet. The only thing I'm not a fan of is my continuing reliability issues with Time Machine utilizing an external (obviously) drive. It backs up stuff from the nMP and my Drobo 5D. Sometimes the TM back up just hangs.

    I've had my machine since February.
     
  13. clemahieu macrumors newbie

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    6 core / 64gb / 1tb ssd / 2xD700

    Flawless execution. Runs 3x Dell U2412M 1920x1200 + World Community Grid (CPU saturation) + Einstein@home (GPU saturation) + Linux (4gb)/Windows(4gb) VMWare Fusion VMs + XCode C++ compilations simultaneously without any issue.

    Runs bootcamp Windows 8 + Steam games without any issue.

    Body gets warm when running full-tilt grid computing, 30-35c in a room that's 20-25c no crashes or glitches from hardware whatsoever.

    10/10.
     
  14. Lastmboy macrumors regular

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    No problems with mine, whatsoever, and more impressive than expected. Doesn't make a sound at all. Only warm air coming out of the top. It boots up in seconds. Setup my ProTools/Logic Pro studio system in under 2 hours and it works flawlessly.

    I love this little guy!!! :D
     

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  15. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    What's that cool keyboard setup you have there? Also, I really like your Apple screen background:)
     
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  17. Radiating macrumors 65816

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    I got the 8 core/64GB/512GB/D700 and I think from a average user perspective it's amazing, and second to none.

    However, it's slower than I want it to be from a high end workstation graphics perspective. I would like to see a version with dual R9 295 graphics instead of dual 280x (D700) as the fastest option. Or better yet dual Quatro K6000.
     
  18. newcronos macrumors regular

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    The machine itself is amazing (I basically agree with all the excellent reviews of the performance (in this thread and everywhere else), but I found that the physical build quality (outside of the metal parts) of this thing surprisingly terrible.

    Plastic for RAM sockets? I can never understand why they decided to do this. Even the standard RAM sockets that they have in MacMini/Macbook will work great (with the metal clips), but no, they have to make it all in plastic. Thin, easily broken/bent plastic, too.

    The metal body look great and solid, but then you open it up and found cheaply looking things in there. It was such a turn off. The unit that came through my desk a month ago, had a malfunctioning RAM socket, in addition to the socket being bent a little so it's skewed/uneven at the top. It looked really bad, and on top of that I had to return it right away to have the broken socket repaired (it won't recognize any RAM stick being inserted there).
     
  19. Lastmboy macrumors regular

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    Keyboard is Moshi Luna Backlit Keyboard available in the Apple Store and various other online sites.

    Can't remember where I put the wallpaper. As soon as I find it, I'll send you a link.
     
  20. Lastmboy macrumors regular

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    Can't remember exactly where I got that one, but I think this is the same one:
     

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  21. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that. That is a cool background...
     
  22. Zeiss macrumors member

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    4.6 i7.......?
     
  23. iPadPublisher macrumors 6502

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    12 Core / 64GB of RAM / 1TB Internal Storage

    Been several months now, I have no real complaints. It's been flawless, reliable, and a workhorse. I don't do much heavy-duty stuff, so most of the time its sitting idly by at 1% load, taunting me to "bring it" but when I do throw heavy lifting, it giggles, and churns right through it.

    I could use another pair of USB ports as I currently have more USB than Thunderbolt stuff, but I'm not hurting either.
     
  24. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

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    I matched mine with the TBD giving me the extra USBs right on the TB bus, and with the Sonnet Echo box I have the storage needs covered:D
     

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