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Apple's new Mac Pro is a beast: Here are the specs

At $5,999, even the entry-level model is pricey. But the top-shelf configuration will be for ballers only.

Tim Cook (left) and Jony Ive admire the new 2019 Mac Pro at Apple's WWDC 2019 conference.
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This story is part of WWDC 2022, CNET's complete coverage from and about Apple's annual developers conference.

When Apple introduced the new Mac Pro at WWDC Monday, it announced the price of the entry-level configuration: $5,999. 

And yes, that's a lot of money to spend on a computer. But it's peanuts next to what we expect the most premium configuration to cost. International pricing has not yet been revealed, but that base price converts roughly to £4,735 and AU$8,600.

Though Apple detailed the wide range of the Mac Pro's technical components and capabilities (and showed off that insane 6K display with it) it declined to include the prices for the more advanced versions ahead of the machine's expected fall launch.

We'll likely have to wait until the Mac Pro is available for preorder -- probably later this summer -- to learn the sordid specifics of exactly how much you'll be able to spend on that top configuration. 

For now, we can simply gawk at the technical specifications of what's sure to be the most powerful and priciest product Apple has ever released to the public. And, maybe download MacOS 10.15 Catalina to see where the Mac platform is heading.

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2019 Mac Pro configurations

Base ($5,999) Max (price unknown)
Processor 3.5GHz Intel Xeon W 2.5GHz Intel Xeon W
Cores / threads 8 cores, 16 threads 28 cores, 56 threads
Turbo Boost Up to 4GHz Up to 4.4GHz
Cache 24.5MB 66.5MB
CPU memory Up to 1TB 2,666MHz Up to 2TB 2,933MHz
System memory 32GB (4x8GB DIMMs) 1.5TB (12x128GB DIMMs), requires 24-core or 28-core processor
Graphics AMD Radeon Pro 580X AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo
Compute units 36 with 2,304 stream processors 2x64 with 4,096 stream processors
Graphics memory 8GB of DDR5 64GB of HBM2
Display support Up to 6 4K displays or 2 5K displays or 2 Pro Display XDRs Up to 8 4K displays or 4 5K displays or 4 Pro Display XDRs
Graphics accelerator None ProRes RAW accelerator card
Storage 256GB SSD 4TB SSD (2x2TB modules)

Correction, June 4 at 3:07 p.m.: Corrects base configuration processor to Radeon Pro 580X.