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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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.
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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
Max (price unknown)
3.5GHz Intel Xeon W
2.5GHz Intel Xeon W
Cores / threads
8 cores, 16 threads
28 cores, 56 threads
Up to 4GHz
Up to 4.4GHz
Up to 1TB 2,666MHz
Up to 2TB 2,933MHz
32GB (4x8GB DIMMs)
1.5TB (12x128GB DIMMs), requires 24-core or 28-core processor
AMD Radeon Pro 580X
AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo
36 with 2,304 stream processors
2x64 with 4,096 stream processors
8GB of DDR5
64GB of HBM2
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
ProRes RAW accelerator card
4TB SSD (2x2TB modules)
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