Mac Pro 2

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pethenis, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. mastermamo macrumors member

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    Oooh how I wish. Those images are to die for
     
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    That's a fake concept, right? Because I don't understand how I'm going to plug in any monitors into that.
     
  3. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it is a fake :)
     
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    Too bad Apple is all horny for the laughable AMD video cards or I'd be all over a nVidia based nMP.
     
  6. aaronhead14 macrumors 6502

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    Oh my gosh that looks AMAZING. Apple really needs to get in on this!
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    Uhhh... you'd plug in monitors the same way you plug monitors into any other Mac.... via Thunderbolt (2 or 3), or via HDMI...
     
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    Its too innovative for them,

    I assume this is dual slot CPU? it looks like it may need it for all those pcie lanes
     
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    Very nice concept. Those 2 cards gave me goosebumps :)
     
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    Yeah but it's fun dreaming right, I think if it were scaled back to one GPU without so many thunderbolt ports it would be a winner.
     
  13. mrxak macrumors 68000

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    Nice concept. Only problem is, even if the graphics cards were somehow connected to the ports in the back, not everyone wanting PCI slots wants only GPUs. For example I've got three PCI cards in my cMP right now and only one is a GPU. Better to make a case with a more standard PCI slot placement, you know, like the cMP, which was the best workstation tower design ever made. I'd rather Apple goes back to something similar, only they can skip the 5.25" and 3.5" drive bays, provide four 2.5" bays for SSDs, and shrink the case down that way. Of course leave plenty of room for RAM, have the option of two CPUs, and make it run as quiet as possible. They can still make a tower that's smaller than the cMP, yet not compromise on anything that matters.

    Also, I would gladly sacrifice those Thunderbolt 2 ports for more USB 3.
     
  14. Joe The Dragon macrumors 6502

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    just need an good looking outer case to hide the DP from video card to TB card cables or just copy HP
     
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    I remember that a real image of the Mac Pro appeared the day before the unveiling. Everyone hated it and said "no way" would it look like it actually did. LOL
    I like this concept.
     
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    Good luck finding a TB3 mouse and keyboard. (Some of us don't like wireless)
     
  19. thefredelement macrumors 65816

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    I couldn't find the add to cart button, shame.
     
  20. Joe The Dragon macrumors 6502

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    and spending $20 on a e-net that eats up a full TB-3 pci-e X4 bus. Unless it's 10GB but newer chipsets for servers / workstations will have that built in so apple will be dumb not to e-net on this.
     
  21. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    Use a dongle then. If you have 10 TB3 ports versus 6 TB3 + 4 USB3 ports, use a cheap adapter on one of the 10 TB3 ports and you're no worse off. Plus, later you change your mind and go wireless and no longer need the USB ports, you got the extra TB3 ports.
     
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    Awesome renders, great way to advertise your skills lol.
     
  23. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    Sure does look nice. Though functionality-wise it doesn't seem well thought out.
     
  24. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    To be honest a tower is much better, I guess something like this is more "innovative" for Apple to do.
     

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