New Mac Pro - Coming August

Umbongo

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Pretty much as expected and what I've been saying for a while. Processor wise they will just update to the ones that have replaced what they were using.

So:
2.8x4
3.2x4
3.33x6

2.4x8
2.66x12
2.93x12

Still only 4/8 memory slots, but at least they will support 1333MHz now.
 
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Cindori

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wow, apple slipping details of upcoming update? and stopping sale of current model? that is very un-apple-like!



anyway, 6core cpu, 5870, no case design,no usb 3.0

just me or kinda lame?
 
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Umbongo

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wow, apple slipping details of upcoming update? and stopping sale of current model? that is very un-apple-like!



anyway, 6core cpu, 5870, no case design,no usb 3.0

just me or kinda lame?
Built in airport extreme and the option for an expensive SSD from Apple too! Surely it's like Christmas? :rolleyes:
 
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Inconsequential

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Sep 12, 2007
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Wow, amazing I was right.

New CPUs, New GPUs and a SSD option.

Hey maybe next time people will listen to me? :rolleyes:

Prices are pretty much the same, so unless people are looking to get the 6 cores then nothings changed :cool:
 
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Hrududu

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wow, apple slipping details of upcoming update? and stopping sale of current model? that is very un-apple-like!



anyway, 6core cpu, 5870, no case design,no usb 3.0

just me or kinda lame?
What about the current case needs to be changed? Aside from being a little big, what is it you're wanting changed?
 
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Major Reeves

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Jun 24, 2009
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wow, apple slipping details of upcoming update? and stopping sale of current model? that is very un-apple-like!



anyway, 6core cpu, 5870, no case design,no usb 3.0

just me or kinda lame?
Only the 5870 seems lame specially when the 6000 series are coming out in the next 2 months.
 
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DualShock

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Jun 29, 2008
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That 5870 better be 2008 Mac Pro compatible.

Specs show PCI Express 2.0, so it *should* work. Unless Apple requires EFI128 or something ridiculous like that.

5770 could be a good option too.
 
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Major Reeves

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PHEW, THANK GOD FOR THAT!!! I was SERIOUSLY thinking they hadn't updated it!! Still, same crappy old case I see :D
Hmm, 12 X 2.93, and the 5870 ATI card :D. Are you all happy now??
Given how awesomely ati cards perform in open cl, no, I'm not happy.
Without mentioning there's no cuda support.
 
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ryanbutterworth

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Oct 6, 2007
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I've been lurking over the past three months waiting to order! I'm looking at the 6-core vs the 8-core. Am I understanding this correctly? A single 6-core processor vs two 4-core processors? Would I notice that much of a difference? I'd be doing a lot of Cinema 4D / CS5. I'm on a 2008 8-core with 10GB ram currently at work so that's what I'm used to. Is it worth it to upgrade to the 8-core?

Thanks!
 
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Foggy

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Jul 4, 2006
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I've been lurking over the past three months waiting to order! I'm looking at the 6-core vs the 8-core. Am I understanding this correctly? A single 6-core processor vs two 4-core processors? Would I notice that much of a difference? I'd be doing a lot of Cinema 4D / CS5. I'm on a 2008 8-core with 10GB ram currently at work so that's what I'm used to. Is it worth it to upgrade to the 8-core?

Thanks!
What stops me buying a single processor machine is the restriction to 4 ram slots. Makes it very expensive to fit a load of ram in there.
 
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G4DP

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Mar 28, 2007
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£1999 for the base. 2799 for the 8 core. Going by Apple's price ratio of 125% we'll be looking at £6,000 plus for a 12 core machine.
 
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smacman

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Feb 7, 2006
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Not that I am shopping for a new MP, but I can't help but to feel a bit underwhelmed. Same high price, slightly faster chips. Also no display option for the non-glossy types (I'm assuming this will relegate the 30" ACD obsolete).

Maybe now that SSDs are becoming a standard option across the board, TRIM will support will be forthcoming..
 
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DualShock

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Jun 29, 2008
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So the 5870 will be available as an upgrade card for the rest of us at the same time?
Hopefully. And hopefully they will work for the older machines.

Anyone know if the PC 5870 requires a 6 pin and an 8 pin power cables? That could be a problem for us older Mac Pro users if that's the case (not counting hacked together power cables).
 
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