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.

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Tim Cook (left) and Jony Ive admire the new 2019 Mac Pro at Apple's WWDC 2019 conference.

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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 W2.5GHz Intel Xeon W
Cores / threads 8 cores, 16 threads28 cores, 56 threads
Turbo Boost Up to 4GHzUp to 4.4GHz
Cache 24.5MB66.5MB
CPU memory Up to 1TB 2,666MHzUp to 2TB 2,933MHz
System memory 32GB (4x8GB DIMMs)1.5TB (12x128GB DIMMs), requires 24-core or 28-core processor
Graphics AMD Radeon Pro 580XAMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo
Compute units 36 with 2,304 stream processors2x64 with 4,096 stream processors
Graphics memory 8GB of DDR564GB of HBM2
Display support Up to 6 4K displays or 2 5K displays or 2 Pro Display XDRsUp to 8 4K displays or 4 5K displays or 4 Pro Display XDRs
Graphics accelerator NoneProRes RAW accelerator card
Storage 256GB SSD4TB SSD (2x2TB modules)

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