Mac Pro new design spotted for tomorrow - Real or Fake?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Sean Dempsey, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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    I am not an expert on shoop da woops, but this looks legit to me. I heard the backstory on the picture - it checks out.

    Could this be the new Mac Pro we've all been waiting for?
     

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  3. WardC macrumors 68030

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    This looks just like a bunch of Mac Minis stacked on top of each other. Clearly a photoshopped craprender. LOL
     
  4. saxon48 macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly, 'tis fake. I hope they update soon though. :(
     
  5. Aldaris macrumors 68000

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    LOL!

    Thanks for the giggle in these dark, dark times...:)
     
  6. Chilla Frilla macrumors member

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    Oh my gawd, THIS IS THE ONE!

    Everyone, get those wallets ready! :apple:
     
  7. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

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    WardC is not very good at playing along with trolls.
     
  8. Blu-Ray macrumors regular

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    yep, that checks out with my sources. Probably shouldn't let the cat out but... but what the heck... it has a BTO BR option too. ;)
     
  9. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I was thinking!
    But you have to cut the guy some slack. Since it's been over a year since an update, he is having to photoshop it on ancient hardware. :p
     
  10. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    Nah, count 'em...17 cores on that mama. Odd number is very un-Apple. :p
     
  11. brentsg macrumors 68040

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    It's the new OSX blade server, and each blade is 2 cores... so it's 2x17.
     
  12. WardC macrumors 68030

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    How about this?? This is my own artist rendition. Tell me how you like it!!

    [​IMG]

    BTW, 2 audio-out ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 FireWire 800 ports on front. Cheers!

    Aqua, like Mac OS X :)
     
  13. mlts22 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't mind 2x Blu-Ray recorders myself. Combine that with some decent backup software (Retrospect) and I have a decent way to bare metal restore critical stuff.
     
  14. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Well, if that's it, then it's equivalent to 17 Mac Mini's which means it's a 34 core beast with 17 Nvidia 320M GPU's, 68 USB ports, and 34x500GB drives in RAID0. With 34 DDR3 RAM slots, it should hopefully put those complaints to rest! However, the value freaks won't be happy that it costs about $17K! :D :eek: :p
     
  15. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Perfection... :D
     

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  16. strausd macrumors 68030

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    Those bottom two 2.5"??? :D
     
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  18. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Sure! The sleds accept both sizes! :D
     
  19. mwayne85 macrumors regular

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    WOW! 17 mac minis glued together! Brilliant! This is going to be the best Mac pro ever!! Let's see... 17 mac minis... $699 x 17 = $11883! Hey! That's not bad for a pro machine! :cool:
     
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    Replace the 2x6 pin connectors for 4x8 pin connectors.
    Also the raid card would't fit with the hd sleds 5 and 6 installed.
     
  23. wonderspark macrumors 68040

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    Is the GPU missing? No RAID card or GPU seem to place this machine outside my circle of perfection. (Snicker)
     
  24. gatti macrumors newbie

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    A stackable/swappable computer could actually be pretty kick ass. Think of a lightning fast spinal cord interface connecting all the devices together. Each module housing a specific component of the computer (processor, ram, hard disk, optical drive, video card). Want to add more processors or hard drives? Easy, just stack a new module on top.
     

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