iFixit has performed that teardown voodoo that they do, so well on the new 2019 Mac Pro, and have given in a high score for repairability, calling it “beautiful, amazingly well put together, and a masterclass in repairability.”
The new Mac Pro’s modular design earned it a high 9/10 repairability score. iFixit notes that basic upgrades and repairs can be performed using standard tools or even with no tools at all. Major components use industry-standard sockets and interfaces.
The only repair downside noted by iFixit is that the SSDs are modular and are not user replaceable, as they are tied to the Apple T2 security chip.
The Mac Pro torn down by iFixit was the $6,000 base model, and had the following specs:
- 8-core Intel Xeon with 24.5 MB of L3 cache and a 4.0 GHz max turbo frequency
- 32 GB (four 8 GB modules) of 2666 MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
- AMD Radeon Pro 580X with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM
- 256 GB PCIe-based flash storage module
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
iFixit has also published a service manual for the new Mac Pro.