MP 7,1 Question on purchasing new Mac Pro 2019 + 6k Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by indiadreaming, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. indiadreaming macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2019
    For college, my father will be purchasing me the new Mac Pro 2019 model with all the maximum specs possible + 6K monitor with matte and stand. I now use an Imac Pro with all maximum specs from Apple Store.

    From your perspective, will the new Mac Pro be noticeably faster and better for things like internet use, email, word processing (college reports) and gaming than the Imac Pro?
  2. startergo macrumors 6502a


    Sep 20, 2018
  3. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002
    It should be able to handle email & the calculator app ok, but probably not both running at the same time. An iPod touch would probably be a better choice.
  4. Thessman macrumors regular

    Dec 8, 2005
    You mean the new one or the previous?
  5. SteveAbootman macrumors 6502a


    May 12, 2008
    It may struggle to run Chrome with more than a few tabs open. Buyer beware.
  6. InquiringMac macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2013
    On a more serious note, if I may...:)

    What GPU would you recommend to drive this :apple: 6K beauty at full capacity (20.4 million pixels, 10-bit depth at 60.00Hz in HDR Video mode)?;)
    I assume any Intel Xeon W CPU should be adequate for the task.:rolleyes:
  7. Jyby macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2011
    Xeon Ws actually perform worse in gaming then the i7 4 cores w/ higher clock speeds...
    Also, most software will not benefit from more than 8 cores in most cases... except for the obvious pro apps...
  8. InquiringMac macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2013
    Thank you very kindly, @Jyby: your info regarding the i7's vs. the Xeon's is just an eyeopener!:)
    Could you please tell me how to determine which GPU would drive this 6K monitor at its full capacity?;)
  9. Jyby macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2011
    You have to look at how many Duo's are in the title... Like Intels Core 2 Duo.. It had two Duo's. Which made it really fast! So the Vega II Duo also has two Duo's in it. Which should make the display run pretty good. Most high end displays can't overpower just one Duo. Two Duo's should be plenty.
  10. ct2k7 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2008
    A lot of pro apps can’t even handle more than 6 cores
  11. InquiringMac macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2013
    I did not realize THAT much power is required to run this 6K display at full capacity...:(
    What GPU would we need to drive a 8K TV like, for example, Samsung QLED 8K Q900, I wonder...:rolleyes:
  12. amnesia0287 macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2018
    Even systems with 1.5tb ram struggle with more than a few chrome tabs :O
  13. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    Perhaps you meant 1.5 TiB of RAM?

    (Just my occasional pedantic reminder that "b" means "bits", and "B" means "bytes" - and TB is decimal 10^12 and TiB is binary 2^40. ;) )
  14. Jyby macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2011
    Actually you have it a little backwards. It takes less power to drive displays that get closer to 10k resolutions... Which is why the Samsung Galaxy 10 runs better than the Samsung Galaxy 8.. Same with Apple iPhones
  15. InquiringMac macrumors member

    Dec 16, 2013
    Now I am lost... Completely.:rolleyes:
  16. ye1hunter macrumors newbie


    May 16, 2019
    If you get the $40,000 setup, Google’s Chrome will stream Google’s 4k Youtube videos as well as RealPlayer streams 8k on a Packard Bell 386.

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