- Jul 21, 2004
Seems like a pretty big step back if so...
For those looking for the most raw horsepower available in a workstation, yes, its a step back. But obviously that's not what Apple was going for. Clearly they think a single Ivy Bridge E5 is enough computational power for most buys of a Mac Pro and that this new "sexier" form will attract more attention from those not going the way of the Mac Pro before.Seems like a pretty big step back if so...
That is a good question. On intel's site I have only found up to 10 core (20 thread). If it is only 6 core/12 thread that is pretty disappointing.So which CPU will it use? Which of the new Xeons has 12 cores?
We have 6 MAxed out Mac Pro's with the most ram you can buy and 512gb SSDs. They run overnight to render broadcast quality HD animations. And those are mostly just bumpers and interstitials.Out of curiosity, what do people do with 24 processor cores? I remember a documentary about South Park where they said the entire show is animated and rendered on regular iMacs. 4K video editing can put a lot of stress on a computer but it looks like the new Pro was designed specifically for that.