At WWDC 2019 Apple has announced an all-new Mac Pro with a host of mind-blowing specs. The design is a throwback the Apple's 'cheese grater' design of past Mac Pros, focusing on flexibility, one of the biggest pain-points on the current Mac Pro design.
Here's everything you need to know about Apple's new Mac Pro:
- The new Intel Xeon processor inside the Mac Pro will have up to 28 cores, with up to 300W of power and heavy-duty cooling.
- System memory can be maxed out at 1.5TB.
- Apple has created the Mac Pro Expansion Module, or MPX, for GPU expansions.
- The MPX can handle as many as four AMD Radeon Pro Vega II graphics cards, which will net you enough power to play three simultaneous streams of 8K video.
- It comes with eight internal PCI Express slots.
- It will come with two USB-C and two USB-A ports on the front of the system.
- The power supply of the new Mac Pro maxes out at 1.4kW.
- Apple claims the machine runs perfectly quietly, even with the three large fans at the front and internal blower.
- The new Mac Pro is launching this fall with a starting price of $5,999. (This base model comes with 32GB of memory, an octa-core Intel Xeon CPU, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and a 256GB SSD.)
- Apple also launched a matching 32-inch Pro Display XDR with a similarly hefty starting price of $4,999.
Let us know what you think of the new announcement. It certainly lives up to its name, but is the price tag too lofty for the average consumer?