New Modular Mac Pro Rumors


startergo

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Sep 20, 2018
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I like the comments below the youtube video. The concept looks more like a PLC rack than a computer.
 

Speedstar

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WASTE OF TIME, KIDS PLAY WITH LEGO...

poor concept owc firewire hds ...

mac pro should have 2080 rtx power to be relevant for pixar again ...
 
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edgerider

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I highly doubt that a xeon cpu could be soldered.

The « magical » proprietary connector that would alow the « brainbox » to power multiple gpu...

well if you take a quite resonable scenario for a workstation you are looking at 1200w...

so I dont see how the could fit this in a « brainbox » the size of a mac mini or little bigger... would be massively bigger... other wise their conectors would need to carry live 220v pass tru if each module has his own psu ....
I dont even know if it is legal to have live 220 ac power on a proprietary connector.

but stackable modules are totally possible if they got their own psu and power cord.

If there is a proprietary conector, it will be a sort of pciex16 via thunderbolt and there will be 2/3 of them... and there will be a pcie switch in the brainbox to handle the lane distribution...

no one is going to buy a « storage module » that only have a m2 slot.
so to be able to « store » something it would be at least 2/4 m2 slot.

but more realistically they will probably do their own stuff with welded on ssd.