Waiting for MacPro 8,1

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

  1. zephonic macrumors 65816

    zephonic

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    Just because this is MacRumors Mac Pro Forum.

    I say:

    • Same as 7,1
    • Half the cost
    • Non-ugly


    Thanks
     
  2. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816

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    Maybe 8,1 will be an upgrade module for the 7,1.
     
  3. reukiodo macrumors regular

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    From the reveal, it looks a lot more like the original Mac Pro to me...
     
  4. IndioX macrumors regular

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  5. TobiasT macrumors member

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  6. bsbeamer macrumors 68020

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    Appears the CPU is bolted onto the board in some fashion, but believe Xeon will stay 14nm through 2021 so it could still be an "easy" swap for that "module".
     
  7. JesperA macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, standard socket in 7,1
     
  8. Kpjoslee macrumors regular

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    AMD Arcturus based GPU - 2020
    Intel Sappire Rapids 10nm, DDR5, PCIE 5.0 - 2021
    Intel Granite Rapids 7nm - 2022

    As long as Apple follows that, Mac Pro would be in good shape.
     
  9. filterdecay macrumors regular

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    they have a framework now to update the thing as needed. Like every other functional computer company on the planet. They should of waved the guy who invented the 6,1 macpros head around on a pike during this talk.
     
  10. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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    Have fun waiting. I’m gonna go slay with this one.
     
  11. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    We'll know if this is true, if the MP8,1 is announced in a year.

    Next best thing, they didn't let Phil out of his cage for MacWorldSF19.

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  12. TobiasT macrumors member

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    In MP5.1, it was possible to update the CPU tray. I do not see it is posible in MP 7.1. It means, yo pay crazy price now and you are stuck with PCIE3 and 1 CPU only.
     
  13. ETN3 macrumors member

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    It will come in space grey and be more expensive than you could imagine.
    Stay tuned until fall 2026.


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  14. Boil macrumors 6502

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    xMac for the win...?

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  15. zephonic thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'd say Mac Mini is pretty much what people wanted from xMac (minus the internal expansion, of course).
     
  16. jinnyman macrumors regular

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    Pretty much all my hope is lost in Mac Pro or any possibility of decent headless mac.
    So right now, all I want is Mac Mini with decent descrete GPU.
     
  17. michael.richard1982 macrumors member

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    Based on trends we can expect 8,1 in 2025 and will have a trashcan form again. It will cost $18,000 and come with a 256gb ssd.

    In 2031 Apple will re-learn from the mistakes of the second trashcan offering and offer a modular MP again. 9,1 will come in 2031 and cost $75,000 and still have a 256gb ssd.
     
  18. Thunderbird macrumors 6502a

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    The 8,1 should at least come with a dust filter.
     
  19. JesterJJZ macrumors 68020

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  20. Muckd macrumors newbie

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    I actually love that.
    And dislike Apple even more.
     
  21. Mago macrumors 68020

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  22. aakshey macrumors 68000

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    Stop this wishful thinking. There is a higher chance Apple will move to 2 iPhone cycles a year than reduce the cost of the Mac Pro by half.

    Mac Pro 8.1 is a good 4-6 years away and will probably be priced a bit higher if Timmy is still in charge.
     
  23. Macpro2019 macrumors member

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    Mac pro base price: 10k.

    8,1: radeon 7950 gpu, 256 gb ssd, 8gb ram.
     

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