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"PCIe Flash, which is 2.5X faster than any flash ever built"

Doubtful.

He said 2.5x faster than any flash they've ever put in a Mac before, big difference.
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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.

I think you do need to use one to come to ANY conclusion. To me it looks like it would be easier to clean. But alas, that's why I said I'm looking forward to the tear down and benchmarks. I certainly won't be buying one but it looks pretty incredible.
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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.
It is 2p...
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post

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The majority of Mac Pro buyers are businesses that have no problem buying new computers once they're outdated.

Well yes but that means cutting off a sizable portion of the market for the thing.

And surely businesses would also appreciate beefier designs with maybe dual IB-EP xeons? Or maybe this thing is just the marketing version designed to draw the press buzz and they'll also offer a normal tower version for the companies and people who want more.
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It is 2p...

Two GPUs, not two CPUs (at least afaik)
 
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Upon further inspection... it actually looks sort of cool, but..

as OCNers, I think we are capable of making a cool and professional looking Workstations ourselves. smile.gif
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4k res cinema display incoming to go with this?

Hopefully this + 4K IMac happens so we can get enough A- panels for cheap 4K Korean displays.
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post #47 of 426
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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.

Well yes but that means cutting off a sizable portion of the market for the thing.

And surely businesses would also appreciate beefier designs with maybe dual IB-EP xeons? Or maybe this thing is just the marketing version designed to draw the press buzz and they'll also offer a normal tower version for the companies and people who want more.
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It is 2p...

Two GPUs, not two CPUs (at least afaik)
iirc it's double Xeon too.
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iirc it's double Xeon too.

Only info is that it's 12 cores which would easily be explained by the 12-core IB-EP Xeons coming out this fall. Or maybe it's just 6-cores and they're referring to threads. Either way a single CPU design is much more likely.

And the pics on the official site only show one CPU backplate and two PCBs with one GPU each.
 
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iirc it's double Xeon too.

Only info is that it's 12 cores which would easily be explained by the 12-core IB-EP Xeons coming out this fall. Or maybe it's just 6-cores and they're referring to threads. Either way a single CPU design is much more likely.

And the pics on the official site only show one CPU backplate and two PCBs with one GPU each.
You have a point there, just went through the pics.
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Guys, eyes on.

To those concerned about maintenance. It looks like you can slide the top lid off.


http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/10/next-generation-apple-mac-pro-eyes-on-at-wwdc-2013/
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