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MxDaviD

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Sep 23, 2012
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Hello,can someone tell me when the new mac pro will be released? Does somebody know what will be the specs for the base model?

PS:Sorry for my bad english!

David
 

d-m-a-x

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Hello,can someone tell me when the new mac pro will be released? Does somebody know what will be the specs for the base model?

PS:Sorry for my bad english!

David

here is a picture of the new model
 

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PowerPCMacMan

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We don't know when... Many have asked this question and the simple answer is buy one if you are doing something which requires such a machine.. if you are simply asking, then you don't need a Mac Pro.. State what you do in terms of video editing, encoding, etc... and we can assist you with what Mac Pro to get.

As for the 2013 model... we don't know.
 
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MxDaviD

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I am using fcpx,aperture,photoshop and i play games too like Gta IV,Far cry 3...
Now i have iMac 21.5 2011 base model but it is to weak for me... So i am waiting for 2013 base mac pro.My budget is 2400€.
 
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perspectivebass

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I am using fcpx,aperture,photoshop and i play games too like Gta IV,Far cry 3...
Now i have iMac 21.5 2011 base model but it is to weak for me... So i am waiting for 2013 base mac pro.My budget is 2400€.

I would buy top line imac 27" 680MX i7 then. And if you are really serious about games, built a dedicated gaming rig. (of cource the 680MX is more then plenty for most, but still) €2400,- probably wont get you the bottom line Mac Pro. Last model they started at 2600,-
 
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MxDaviD

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i will wait month or two to see if the new mac pro will came out,if not i will buy imac 27 or rmbp 15"...
 
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Tutor

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I would buy top line imac 27" 680MX i7 then. And if you are really serious about games, built a dedicated gaming rig. (of cource the 680MX is more then plenty for most, but still) €2400,- probably wont get you the bottom line Mac Pro. Last model they started at 2600,-
perspectivebass, €2400 = 2400 Euro = 3106.80 US Dollars right now (exchange rates can fluctuate often). That would have been enough in the US to order a 12-core at Best Buy two weeks ago [ https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/1555637/ ], but OP appears to reside in EU where prices could be very different and that might not have been an option.
 
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deconstruct60

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Does somebody know what will be the specs for the base model?

If it were to be released over the next two months then the specs would likely look similar to these:

3.6GHz Xeon E5 1620
8GB memory ( 4 2GB DIMMs don't think Apple can get away with 1GB DIMMs anymore )
4 USB 3.0
1 or 2 late 2012-early 2013 timeframe GPUs
1TB HDD
[ other stuff too but less confident. 2 FW , 2 TB , 2 2.5" sleds possible. ]


So incrementally faster than top BTO iMac in CPU. The GPU options will be better. Whether the BTO config you get from Apple will have better GPU is a toss up ( you may choose to go 3rd party if there is a 3rd party market options).

If looking for "new" Mac Pro because in EU markets and can't buy a "new one" then could consider going used/refurbished and use budget to make substantive improvements. ( 2010 model and upgrade CPU , GPU , disks , etc. ). You could make one of those substantially faster than your iMac.

If can wait a month or two though it there should be new info by then. Either that it will be a long time or that Apple was just incrementally late to market than they probably planned.
 
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Nermal

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Back in 2011, Apple delayed some hardware introductions (Mini and iMac, I think they were) so that they'd all come with 10.7. Given Tim's "later in 2013" comments, I wonder whether the new Pro is going to come out at the same time as 10.9.

Hear me out :)

Apple is probably aware that a lot of pro users consider 10.6 to be the last "serious" OS X. I'd like to think that 10.9 will have a renewed focus on making a decent system rather than piling more "consumer" features on it. It would therefore make sense to release pro hardware alongside a pro OS.

Of course, I have no evidence of anything :D
 
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deconstruct60

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Back in 2011, Apple delayed some hardware introductions (Mini and iMac, I think they were) so that they'd all come with 10.7. Given Tim's "later in 2013" comments, I wonder whether the new Pro is going to come out at the same time as 10.9.

"later in 2013 " was relative to "now" (i.e., June 2012) in the same sentence. He was not trying to place this within a specific quarter of 2013 ... only into 2013 itself. All the follow up comments from Apple PR reflect this clarification.


Apple is probably aware that a lot of pro users consider 10.6 to be the last "serious" OS X.

Well over 50% of Mac users have moved on. I doubt Apple thinks that because the statistics probably don't reflect it especially filter out the macines that can't move to 10.8 .




I'd like to think that 10.9 will have a renewed focus on making a decent system rather than piling more "consumer" features on it.

The same 10.7-10.8 stuff is likely going to be in 10.9. they are extremely unlikely going to "back out" those features.


It would therefore make sense to release pro hardware alongside a pro OS.

It would make far more sense to release a Mac Pro around the same time they get to a new stable release. These 10.x.0 and 10.x.1 are not stable. Probably never will be. It takes Apple to about 10.x.3 - 10.x.5 to get to a stable OS. That would mean a Mac Pro release cycle offset roughly 6 months from the new 10.(x+1) releases.

For example 10.8.3 finally brought back battery life that had disappeared. these new graphics drivers , etc.

There isn't going to be "pro" versus "consumer" OS X brands. That hodgepodge of products names Microsoft attaches to Windows? Not. In fact Apple has gone in the opposite direction of merging OS X Server as not being a distinct operating system ( merely the settings and app additions it always really was. )
 
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PowerPCMacMan

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For what its worth, what you will be using your computer for I would recommend the sweet spot: The 6-core w3680 Mac Pro of which you said the apps you will be using will make use of more than 2 cores.

If you will be doing any heavy video work and audio work, I recommend the 12-core, naturally.. Gaming? Your best served by either an iMac or a build it yourself gaming rig PC. Gaming is far better on the PC than the Mac.


Fair enough, just putting my random thoughts to paper, as it were :)
 
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