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Let’s look at new macpro

Let’s look at new macpro, thanks The Verge and Apple for pics of it.

1) The processor and RAM. There is only one CPU, and 4 ram slots around it, ram seems to be easily accessible.

Mac Pro processor

2013 06 10macprofirstlook 1 verge super wide

2) The disk. Their so called pci-e ssd is…. looks like some macbookpro ssd.

2013 06 10macprofirstlook 8 verge super wide

3) The GPU. There is two of them, you can see their backplates on sides of MacMiniPro

apple wwdc mac pro innards png

2013 06 10macprofirstlook 2 verge super wide

These things don’t look changeable.

Hence you will be able to upgrade memory and disk, but nothing else, sounds like mac mini.

Comments

  1. Nisse
    June 11th, 2013 | 12:58 pm

    My first thought directly, just a mac mini where you have to change the entire “can” instead of being able to do upgrades.

    And since they left out the price, i can imagine it will be VERY pricey.

    Sorry but this just validates hackingtoshes even more…

  2. alienallan
    June 11th, 2013 | 9:17 pm

    its really hard to be more disappointed.

  3. zarac
    June 12th, 2013 | 12:02 am

    Was anyone actually expecting Apple releasing an upgradeable machine? LOL!

    But I am not disappointed at all. It is a powerful 12-core machine with dual professional GPU. And a silent one.

    Of course I won’t be buying it, they cost double the american price in my country, but looking forward to working with it in a professional environment. Three 4K displays – yay!

    And please, don’t compare it to mini. Its like comparing a netbook to alienware because “you can only replace hard drives and ram.”

  4. Pedro
    June 12th, 2013 | 12:24 am

    I thought cpu and gpu would be upgradeable, but it seemed not user-friendly. It may turn into a more DIY type of thing, but it still may be possible.

  5. laserbeak
    June 12th, 2013 | 1:31 am

    After my Mac Pro 3,1 gives out looks like I’ll be looking to build a Hackintosh. I’d rather buy a genuine Apple, but this is NOT what a Mac Pro should be. 🙁

  6. a Martin
    June 12th, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    While you can’t upgrade the internals very much there’s quite a lot of options that I guess will become available with Thunderbolt 2. I guess graphics cards connected to TB2 should work pretty well?

  7. Roy1971
    June 13th, 2013 | 1:04 am

    Amazing! I can’t believe it how Apple can do a Mac so ugly, It’s like a expensive trash can! I’m sure that will be pure power, but I do prefer a hackintosh + Macbook Pro when I’m out of home or work.

  8. June 13th, 2013 | 1:34 am

    “I guess graphics cards connected to TB2 should work pretty well?” – NO, the entire Thunderbold (1 or 2) is off 4x PCIe 2.0.
    But if you have two pro graphic cards, what do you want more?

  9. Ben
    June 13th, 2013 | 8:49 am

    Has anyone used a PCIe external chassis with Thunderbolt? Any performance benchmarks you can share?

    Thunderbolt 2 is 20Gbps vs 128Gbps for PCIe 3.0 x16 – if the external card is just for gaming or driving a display I’m sure Thunderbolt will be fine but for GPU processing needing more I/O I am guessing Thunderbolt will be a bottleneck 6x slower than if they’d added direct PCIe 3.0 slots.

  10. nuvo
    June 13th, 2013 | 2:32 pm

    correction there Ben as you can see in a the next post by netkas
    http://netkas.org/?p=1269

    PCIe 1.x PCIe 2.x PCIe 3.0
    x1 250MB/sec 500MB/sec 1GB/sec
    x2 500MB/sec 1GB/sec 2 GB/sec
    x4 1GB/sec 2GB/sec 4GB/sec
    x8 2GB/sec 4GB/sec 8GB/sec
    x16 4GB/sec 8GB/sec 16GB/sec

  11. Badmin
    June 14th, 2013 | 3:01 pm

    nuvo Ben is right, it’s 128Gbps which is equivalent to 16GB/sec for PCIe 3.0 x 16.

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