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post #31 of 426
Click the above link. Pretty impressive design IMO. Looking forward to the benchmarks and tear downs.
post #32 of 426
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Originally Posted by WorldExclusive View Post



I still don't know what I'm looking at.

You're looking at an extremely stupid design for pro users.

Restrictive
hard to maintain
hard to upgrade
not enough expansion slots
limited thermal dissipation
all parts have to be custom made for the design except maybe the CPU
etc.

And on top of this, the thing can't be used for proper high end designs such as 2p setups.
 
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post #33 of 426
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

You're looking at an extremely stupid design for pro users.

Restrictive
hard to maintain
hard to upgrade
not enough expansion slots
limited thermal dissipation

And on top of this, the thing can't be used for proper high end designs such as 2p setups.

Oh you had a chance to upgrade and maintain one already? Nice!
post #34 of 426
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2½ faster than anything now? That seems abit crazy

http://www.fusionio.com/products/iodrive-octal/

So close to 20GB /s and 3-4 million IOPS

I kinda dont believe that will happen, but could be nice to push performance smile.gif


Yea I think they meant "what's offered by Apple now". It makes sense. A Sata 3 SSD caps out at about 550mb/s, so 2.5x faster would be around 2.5gb/s; which puts it in the range of the usual PCI-E SSD.
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post #35 of 426
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2½ faster than anything now? That seems abit crazy

http://www.fusionio.com/products/iodrive-octal/

So close to 20GB /s and 3-4 million IOPS

I kinda dont believe that will happen, but could be nice to push performance smile.gif


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post #36 of 426
I bet they whipped a team of engineers for several months to come up with this. One blower fan to cool them all....
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post #37 of 426
Wow, I checked out that slideshow of its design and I am absolutely impressed. I probably won't be buying one, but as someone who has squeezed every square inch if my mid-tower build I am jealous. The only thing I wonder is what the noise level will be
post #38 of 426
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https://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

My body is ready.

That's an incredible machine right there. The design is awesome and at that size it's very impressive if it can do all it says it can. I imagine it won't be anywhere near as expensive as the older mac pro. I could be wrong but that kind design doesn't warrant all the extra expandability that goes along with a regular desktop machine like the older mac pro.
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Oh you had a chance to upgrade and maintain one already? Nice!

No but it's obvious that this thing throws conventional standards for the parts out of the windows and is much harder to clean, and otherwise maintain than a normal tower design where you just pop the side panel open. And the thing doesn't even have any extra space for upgrades.

You don't need to use one in order to come to that conclusion. It's obvious from the form factor alone.

It sure is pretty but for a pro machine, the functionality is getting shafted.
 
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post #40 of 426
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Originally Posted by Alatar View Post

You're looking at an extremely stupid design for pro users.

Restrictive
hard to maintain
hard to upgrade
not enough expansion slots
limited thermal dissipation
all parts have to be custom made for the design except maybe the CPU
etc.

And on top of this, the thing can't be used for proper high end designs such as 2p setups.

Those might be viable concerns for someone who bought one for themselves and are looking to keep it for 5+ years where upgrades will eventually be necessary.

The majority of Mac Pro buyers are businesses that have no problem buying new computers once they're outdated.
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