The Pcie (gpu) Cards on the New Mac pro now a new IEEE / ISA open standard

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  1. Mago, Mar 31, 2016
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    Mago macrumors 68000

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    [April's fools day Phrank]
    Yes as you read both IEEE and ISA approved the pcie card form factor used by the new Mac Pro as a new open standard, this don't implies Apple resign on rights (maybe some licensing is due), so now every hardware manufacturer can build replacement cards for the new mac pro, further those cards also could be used on other new non-apple systems as workstation from Dell or gaming rigs from Razor are likely to arrive soon.

    The main advantage from the new from factor beyond being compact is that video signals can be derived to and from the motherboard where the Thunderbolt chipset will deliver thru the Thunderbolt ports or on a dedicated HDMI port. Other improvements are related to hardware management allowing more efficient systems in space constrained solution (as could be blade servers), also rises the restriction to capture video as long the signal comes from a display port peripheral.

    This also means at least for aftermarket replacement AMD don't have the Mac monopoly, also those that actually don't use the 2nd (compute) GPU card could replace it later by an video capture device or compute cards as Xeon phi or FPGA cards.

    This is not the first time Apple releases some IP as open standard, they did previously with OpenCL and many technologies used by the WWW.

    Good move Apple you never disappointed me o/

    More details here https://goo.gl/L00MVJ
     
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    Get ready for a world filled by trash can like workstations (the nMP and it's MSI doppelgager will not be alone for long).
     
  3. koyoot macrumors 601

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    This is possibly best April Fools joke I have ever seen on technological forum ;).

    GJ Mago :D
     
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    FYI now is april 1st on many countries. sorry those that openned it on march 31.
     
  5. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    We should ban April fools day. It's pointless and annoying....lol.
     
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