There has been a disturbance in the force....

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Fried Chicken, Jun 3, 2019.

  1. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

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    The Mac Pro presentation... as much as they tried, they couldn't make it sound stupid.

    It was almost like Steve Job's was back from the grave
     
  2. t8er8 macrumors regular

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    I am mind boggled, this is incredible. This is exactly what I wanted
     
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 604

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    Looks incredible. They didn't so much as mention Nvidia, but other than that, pretty flawless! Not to mention that the looks are seriously cutting edge.
     
  4. impulse462 macrumors 68000

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  5. Jyby macrumors 6502

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    Yeah cause they axed Phill from the Keynote... So he doesn't say something stupid lol
     
  6. Fried Chicken thread starter macrumors 6502

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    They need to axe Tim Cook from the company
     
  7. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    Indeed. I love how they made it look even more like a cheese grater than the cheese grater. And the display matches. Beautiful industrial design.
     
  8. t8er8 macrumors regular

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  10. startergo macrumors 6502a

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    So now the question is:
    Do I save for a new car or for a new mac?:p
     
  11. Boil macrumors 6502

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    Probably more like $30K for a decently appointed Mac Pro & two matte displays...
     
  12. Dash Tesla macrumors newbie

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    A historical event, I can't wait to be able to afford my Mac Pro 7,1 :D It's even better than i could've dreamed it would be. The screens are quite expensive but hey you can get a dell 8k screen or any other screen, upgrade your components and then prices will be more sensible. Just wish they went with AMD cpus the prices would've been a lot better than going for the Xeons =/
     
  13. macinjosh9895 macrumors newbie

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    I'd need a credit card with 24-36 months no interest and at least a $15k credit line to finance that thing just at the base model, but it sure looks nice! Long live the cheese grater Macs!
     
  14. Zwhaler macrumors 604

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    About the same as what mine cost new in 2011: 12-core 2.93GHz, 8GB RAM, HD 5870 and 2TB hard drive with LED Cinema Display and Apple Care (the new Pro Display XDR cost is where this comparable purchase diverges significantly).
    I would probably opt for the new 16 core Mac Pro and am very happy with what they presented today!
     
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  16. Fried Chicken thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ya
     
  17. fathergll macrumors 65816

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    I can't wait to see what youtube channels pick up a loaded one just to test out gaming on it to send back within the return period.
     
  18. CLS727 macrumors regular

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    I am 100% happy.

    Better than I was expecting.

    A max spec with 3 screens will be $30,000....... but for someone who’s whole life is centered around it, it’s perfect
     
  19. Neodym macrumors 68000

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    Ummm, no. Just no!
     
  20. alphacen macrumors regular

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    The first two 3rd party parts for this will be a stand that doesn't cost $1000 and feet that don't look cheap and ugly. I don't know why they couldn't use the same handles from the top on the bottom as feet. They're just ugly AF.
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    and the old LED display looked better than this monstrosity.
     
  21. vladid macrumors member

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    That's the point. This is a system that, similarly to the cheesegrater Macs of yonder, will be useful for close to a decade after you take delivery. Amortize the upfront cost over the lifespan of the product and it's actually a very reasonably priced machine.
     
  22. ssgbryan macrumors 6502a

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    Not the way Intel has been changing sockets....
     
  23. vladid macrumors member

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    There will always be the option to get a base Mac Pro and later swap in a same-socket 28- (or more) core once the silicone becomes cheap a few years down the road.
     
  24. AidenShaw, Jun 3, 2019
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    If you can't simply write a check for either one (or both), you should see a financial advisor. You should be saving all along....

    But congratulations for not framing the question about the credit limit on your cards. ;)
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    This is reasonable if you're looking to upgrade with a higher-core count chip from the initial offering set.

    If you're expecting to swap in a future, more powerful, chip - there are two big questions:
    • You're making the assumption that the new chip will fit the current socket and PCH and memory
    • You're assuming that the BIOS will accept a different CPU chip (regardless of technical compatibility, it's not unusual for workstation and server BIOS to reject chips that aren't known to be compatible).
     
  25. Kpjoslee macrumors regular

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    Which isn't a big deal unless you are trying to upgrade CPU every year, which isn't ideal for workstation. You are usually expected to keep your machine for 3 years at least, so after that, you are going for entire system upgrade regardless.
     

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