True to Tim Cook’s promise that Apple would launch new Mac hardware for Pros this year, Apple unveiled the new Mac Pro today at their WWDC conference – and the future of the Mac Pro is GORGEOUS. The new Mac Pro takes the form of a sleek, black cylinder with ultra-fast SSD expansion, lightning-quick new RAM, 4K display support, and more.
From the press release:
Apple® today showed a sneak peek into the future of the pro desktop with a first look at the next generation Mac Pro®. Designed around a revolutionary unified thermal core, the Mac Pro introduces a completely new pro desktop architecture and design that is optimized for performance inside and out. With next generation Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based flash storage, and ultra-fast ECC memory, the new 9.9-inch tall Mac Pro packs an amazing amount of power into an incredibly small package.
“With the latest Xeon processors, dual FirePro GPUs, ECC memory, PCIe-based flash and Thunderbolt 2, all built around a revolutionary thermal core, the next generation Mac Pro is the most radical Mac yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “All this performance and expandability is packed into a dramatic new design that’s one-eighth the volume, and best of all, it will be assembled here in the USA.”
A few highlights of what to expect:
- Redesigned cylindrical chassis 1/8 the size of the current Mac Pro
- New “unified thermal core”, featuring a 12 core Intel Xenon 265-bit processor
- New PCIe Flash with up to 1.25GB/s read speeds
- 802.11AC WiFi
- 1866MHz DDR3 RAM with 60GBps bandwidth
- Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI Out
- Two AMD FirePro GPUs
- 6 Thunderbolt 2.0 ports for expansion
- 4K Display Support
- Completely Assembled in the U.S.A.
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