Apple takes advantage of the audience of developers from its WWDC to finally announce its new Mac Pro and a new screen, the Pro Display XDR. An explosive offer in terms of performance, but also price.
Apple MAC PRO VERSION 2019
It is a brand new Mac Pro which was presented during WWDC, it succeeds the famous cylinder which caused a lot of talk with its daring design, it displayed a very poor value for money associated with a complete lack of possibility of extensions and compatibility and cooling problems.
Apple has therefore returned to a classic all-metal design, that of 2010, even more sober with an industrial look. It relies on versatility with eight PCI slots to add components and very complete connectivity: two Thunderbolt 3 ports or two 10G Ethernet ports… with a 1,400 Watts power supply.
For the graphics card, Apple has announced a new module based on a PCIe connector, but capable of providing up to 500 Watts. This module is called MPX and it directly accommodates the graphics card. You will then have several possible configurations, including the AMD Radeon pro Vega II. In terms of RAM, the Mac Pro can host up to 1.5 TB 2933 Mhz EEC format. The Mac Pro 2019 also benefits from an expansion card, named Afterburner, which supports the rest of the configuration to provide power up to 6 billion pixels per second. This card can handle up to three 8K streams simultaneously, it is better to understand why the Mac Pro can provide up to 1,400 Watts of power.
This workstation for creators, Apple has collaborated with the publishers of the most popular solutions (Adobe, Autodesk, BlackMagic or Avid) to be able to take advantage of all the available power. Obviously, the Mac Pro is not given: the smallest configuration is 6000 dollars with an Intel Xeon (8 Core), 32 GB of RAM, an AMD Radeon Pro 580X card and 256 GB of SSD. You can have fun comparing the different Mac Pro options on the Apple website.
PRO DISPLAY XDR: A SCREEN FOR THE PROS
When the Mac Pro was announced, there was a new screen next to the Mac. This is a new monitor named Pro Display XDR. It is a screen designed and calibrated (with a 100% DCI P3 of course) for creators and sold from 4,999 dollars.
It’s a Thunderbolt 3 monitor, a single Mac Pro can accommodate six ( 30,000 $ , not counting the price of the Mac Pro). Given that the Pro Display XDR is a 32 inch diagonal IPS LCD screen, with a high announced contrast of 1,000,000: 1 and a brightness of 1,000 nits, in 6K definition. There is even a version with a nano-texture glass sold for $ 1,000 more.
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