EXTREMELY interesting commentary from linus regarding Mac Pro on his WAN show For those who don't know, LTT is one of the most influential tech reporting organizations in the world. They have 8.6 million subscribers on youtube. Link to timecode 9:17 Some highlights - starts with a correction from his previous video on the nMP: looks like same mainboard for all new mac pros - 8 core config should not exist, just buy an iMac or imac pro -it's probably faster even with the iMac throttling - it probably doesn't matter that the memory bandwidth (6 channel) is crippled by only having 4 sticks on the low end because there isn't enough compute power anyway - ECC Vs DDR4 -- ECC may not even matter anymore - "Workstation" is a stupid marketing term that has no meaning anymore - With the base model Apple is basically saying "buy this if you're the kind of ego, image-is-everything moron that wants to have a Mac Pro as a status symbol but doesn't care at all about what's under the hood" - buying the base-model and then upgrading later is not economical at all because nobody will buy your 8 core on e-bay because it's crap considering it's only compatible with extremely expensive mobos - All that said, probably a smart move to have the 6 grand as an option from a marketing standpoint, as only "nerds" like linus will figure out what a rip-off it is. If you haven't seen it already, this is the original response video It's important to note Linus is not actually over all negative about the nMP -- especially because of the ability to do 128GB GPU memory. He sees that as a very unique and and potentially cash-saving feature as apparently all competing options are enterprise-level crazy configs. He's basically just poo-pooing most other use-cases for this product. As a side note, he's also extremely excited about the screen and even defends apple a bit on the stand. Here is the video, advance to 9:17 timecode --- Post Merged, Jun 10, 2019 at 12:08 PM --- The thing I found most interesting was the ECC stuff. Apparently he asked Intel to give him a workload to demonstrate the difference between ECC and DDR4 and they literally could not come up with one.