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http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

Looks like single xeon, which kind of sucks.

Aside from that, it's frickin awesome design. But it does have zero upgradeability. I was worried about dust, but it's 10 inches tall (!) and 6.6 inches diameter (!) so it's going on the desk. It's actually pretty amazing, when you look at the thermal design.
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Looks like it would make an awesome HTPC! I'm hoping for a Chinese clone case!
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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.

I dont think this is that much of a downgrade from the existing mac pros. Ive taken apart every mac pro model, and they were ALL stupidly designed. The service manual instructs you to CUT SATA cables and then reorder them from Apple to disassemble the Mac Pro and remove the motherboard. Of course you can squeeze it out without cutting it, but they clearly didnt intend for you to.

I think this new design is the most innovative thing from apple in the last decade. I've never seen a system built like this before, and sure they are reducing the previously limited upgrade-ability, but only a few people did that in the first place. I am willing to bet most of the people that have Mac Pros buy them as is or customized from Apple, and only upgrade the ram, or HDDs, in which case external HDD's are almost the norm these days, and ram upgrade look easy on this.

Also great news on AMD powering the system, this pretty much guarantees sole exclusivity to the new Mac Pro due to custom boards.
post #54 of 426
It looks like a trash can. rolleyes.gif

I'm not mocking the hardware inside though... That said, (I could be missing some information, but) where is the tons of room for more storage (no, external is not the same), the PCIe slots (I assume the FirePro cards are removable/replaceable...), and the size necessary to fit larger cards, like the gigantic Pro Tools HD cards in my college audio lab's current Mac Pro? This seems to be ridiculously impractical, sacrificing functionality for... "looks," although IMHO they have failed in that department as well.

/rant


EDIT: I agree with Alatar about something? eek.gif
Edited by ElectroGeek007 - 6/10/13 at 12:48pm
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So 10 GRAND?
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Love or Hate Apple, you have to admit, that is one tidy, well thought out design. Its clean as can be: no wire mess, everything in a nice thought out place, and with internal colour scheme looks sharp as hell. Which, to be fair, no one will ever see in its intended market.

At first I was thinking it was a 2 Proc design as well, but I am tagging onto it being a single Proc unit. I don't see how they will fit a second one in there. I do see that there ios a possibility of having two of those blade SSD's in there: If you look at the firepro cards, you will see that they are exactly alike, save for the actuall hardware to plug them into: if you look at the one without, you'll see where the PCB has a spot for the mSATA slot, and there already is a hole on the PCB for the spacer at the top of the SSD.


I'm impressed: very impressed.

That being said, I see one huge issue that I havn't seen here: All AMD. Not a bash on AMD, but for those that make a living off of Adobe's products, not having Nvidia' CUDA will be an issue.
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Unbelievable design. My jaw dropped when I saw the dimensions.
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"Assembled in the USA" != "Made in the USA"
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Originally Posted by Panther Al View Post

Love or Hate Apple, you have to admit, that is one tidy, well thought out design. Its clean as can be: no wire mess, everything in a nice thought out place, and with internal colour scheme looks sharp as hell. Which, to be fair, no one will ever see in its intended market.

At first I was thinking it was a 2 Proc design as well, but I am tagging onto it being a single Proc unit. I don't see how they will fit a second one in there. I do see that there ios a possibility of having two of those blade SSD's in there: If you look at the firepro cards, you will see that they are exactly alike, save for the actuall hardware to plug them into: if you look at the one without, you'll see where the PCB has a spot for the mSATA slot, and there already is a hole on the PCB for the spacer at the top of the SSD.


I'm impressed: very impressed.

That being said, I see one huge issue that I havn't seen here: All AMD. Not a bash on AMD, but for those that make a living off of Adobe's products, not having Nvidia' CUDA will be an issue.

Hopefully that'll just cause for a shift to OpenCL biggrin.gif
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Ehh I might make one then with a few key topics.

Please do.
Done.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1399442/wwdc-2013-image-heavy
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