New Mac Pro Receives FCC Approval Ahead of Launch

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Apple's new Mac Pro has received FCC approval today ahead of its release later this year. Apple's website still says the new Mac Pro is "coming this fall," but FCC approval could signal an imminent announcement.


The all-new ?Mac Pro? is a powerhouse, with up to 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, and up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics with 64GB of HBM2 memory. The computer also has eight PCIe expansion slots for maximum performance, expansion, and configurability.

A new design includes a stainless steel frame with smooth handles and an aluminum housing that lifts off for 360-degree access to the entire system. The housing also has a unique lattice pattern to maximize airflow and quiet operation.


The new ?Mac Pro? will start at $5,999 in the United States with an eight-core Intel Xeon processor, 32GB of ECC RAM, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and 256GB of SSD storage. Apple will also be selling the 32-inch Pro Display XDR with 6K resolution for $4,999, with an optional stand to be available for $999.

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Roscorito

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If it’s just receiving this now it’s unlikely to be out in the next few days. Wonder if the tariffs have delayed it.
 

mistergabs

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Sorry for the stupid question, but can someone add multiple internal drives to it? Would be nice to have extra storage space without taking up desk space, separate drives for OS/Apps and user files, or one drive for macOS, one for another OS.
Yes, although it'll come in the form of an MPX module. They'll be a 32GB module (with 4x drives connected for RAID) or a 2x module which I think you can put your own drives in it. See more: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/6/4/18652441/mac-pro-32tb-pegasus-mpx-module-storage-hard-drive-raid
 

Tomboman

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Does anyone know what that means? - confidential yes, but already published? Or April 2020?

Does short-term confidentiality apply to this application?: Yes
If so, specify the short-term confidentiality release date (MM/DD/YYYY format): 04/27/2020
Note: If no date is supplied, the release date will be set to 45 calendar days past the date of grant.
 
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jlocker

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Sorry for the stupid question, but can someone add multiple internal drives to it? Would be nice to have extra storage space without taking up desk space, separate drives for OS/Apps and user files, or one drive for macOS, one for another OS.
Yes you can it has a spot for two drives, not like 4 from the old days but 2. and 2 SSD storage storage slots.

Correction looks like 4 on the drives, and there is all ready a company making a internal storage rack for the Mac Pro.
 

ChrisMoBro

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Nice. The machine pros asked for, and got. Yeah it’s more expensive, but much better and more expandable than the $4,000 8-core Apple currently sells.

Pros who use the 2019 Mac Pro to generate revenue will be able to afford the extra $50/month.
Not all the pros. In motion graphics, VFX and 3D animation it's pretty shocking. The CPU is impressive but the base model comes with the same GPU as a regular iMac. The storage is laughable - 256GB for the base model in 2019?

Without Nvidia support, a lot of people will ignore it.
 

martyedwards

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Good news! Been scanning websites for this news. Our Church does broadcasts including video and audio and need full-time robust reliability. We have already decided to purchase the Mac Pro when it launches. We broadcast one, and probably soon two or three streams (audio and probably one video), 24/7. I've had such a good experience with Macs going for many months without needing a reboot, and that is one of the reasons we are going with a Pro level Mac. We do not need the screen of the iMac Pro and the Mac Pro lets us upgrade with time if we need to.
 

JoelTheSuperior

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Not all the pros. In motion graphics, VFX and 3D animation it's pretty shocking. The CPU is impressive but the base model comes with the same GPU as a regular iMac. The storage is laughable - 256GB for the base model in 2019?

Without Nvidia support, a lot of people will ignore it.
And truth be told, for a lot of people AMD's offerings are insanely good right now, to the point where this just seems laughably expensive. When you can build a PC with an AMD 12 core for a fraction of the price why bother with this?
 

cajun67

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Still no pricing on Apple's website for anything other than the bare bones model.