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Mac Pro sneak peek (pictures)

Apple announced its new Mac Pro at WWDC '13, a radical revamp of the old workhorse that does away with optical drives and nixes expandability. Read that as 'no user serviceable parts inside.'

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Apple revealed the new look of the Mac Pro during WWDC 2013, going from the traditional box to a cylindrical design.

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The new Mac Pro will be one-eighth the size of its predecessor.

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Apple revealed a cutaway image showing the components of the new Mac Pro.

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The Mac Pro will run an Intel Xeon CPU, with up to 12 cores.

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New flash-memory technology gives this desktop workstation more than 1GBps throughput.

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The Mac Pro can run dual AMD FirePro graphics chips.

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The Mac Pro supports 4K video and can run three displays simultaneously.

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Following its WWDC keynote presentation, Apple released photos of the new Mac Pro.

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Rather than internal expandability, Apple touts the Thunderbolt 2, USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI 1.4 ports that allow external devices.

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Here, Apple shows off the desktop's dual AMD GPUs.

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Apple says the Intel Xeon E5 CPU makes the new Mac Pro twice as fast as the outgoing model.

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The Mac Pro will use DDR3 RAM with 60GBps throughput.

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