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Apple gives sneak peek at new Mac Pro
-Video editors, musicians, photographers, graphic designers count on products like Mac Pro to get their work done and our most advanced users just wanna get their hands on the fastest, most expandable Mac we make.
And the Mac Pro is really important to delivering on that.
We didn't want to just make another version of the same old desktop idea that everyone's had.
Like with MacBook Air, our engineering team has spent quite a bit of time thinking about the technology available today and what could be possible for the future of a Pro desktop.
What would be a new form factor, new design, new capabilities for another 10 years?
And the engineering team has come up with something truly revolutionary, truly radical,
and this product is so cool.
Well, I'm gonna go a little over the top and give it a grand introduction that is unlike any introduction we've ever had for a product.
So, I am really pleased to give you, our closest friends, the first glimpse of the next generation of Mac Pro.
Can't innovate anymore, my ass!
This is-- Thank you.
This is a machine unlike anything we've ever made, both inside and out.
The processor, graphics, memory storage are all built around a new unified thermal core.
That even sounds cool.
Inside is state-of-the-art technology, a new generation Intel Xeon chip, up to 12 core configs, 256-bit-wide floating-point, PCI Express gen 3. This is double the CPU performance of the previous generation.
The fastest memory we've ever put in a product, ECC memory, 1866
megahertz DDR3 on a four-channel controller, 60 gigabyte per second bandwidth.
That's double the performance of the previous generation.
Internal storage is based on flash -- not any old flash -- new PCIe-based flash, 1.25 gigabytes per second reads, a gigabyte per second writes.
That's two and a half times faster than any flash we've ever built.
It's 10 times faster than any hard drive we
put in a Mac Pro before.
All expansion is external.
You can add storage arrays.
You can add expansion chassis over the brand new announced Thunderbolt 2. It's 20-gigabit per second up to 6 Thunderbolt 2 devices per port.
It's backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 and FireWire and it's double the performance of the industry's standard-- in industry leading Thunderbolt 1. But the place where the team has probably gone the most
crazy and done stuff that we've never done before is in graphics.
This is the first Mac ever that comes standard with dual workstation GPUs, AMD FirePro graphics in it.
You can configure it up to 4,096 stream processors, 528 gigabytes per second.
This is two and a half times the graphics performance of the last generation.
And for those of you who use OpenCL and you all know you should, this delivers seven teraflops
of compute power to your applications.
Of course, you wanna hook on the latest third-party displays and this supports 4K displays.
Multiple streams of 4K displays.
You can have up to three 4K displays on the built-in dual workstation graphics.
The Final Cut Pro team is hard at work on a version of Final Cut Pro X that will support all the performance and graphics
capabilities of this machine.
You can be this guy.
It is a Mac unlike any we've ever made.
It delivers so much more performance, capabilities, and expansion than anything we've made and here it is alongside the previous generation.
The team has packed all this capability inside
one-eighth the volume of the previous generation.
Now, one thing everyone loved about the old generation Mac Pro is those handles on the top so you can move it around to get access to the IO.
Well, the entire talk of the new-generation Mac Pro is the handle.
Just put your hand in it, you can spin it around, get access to the IO.
It's all organized beautifully on the back for you.
There is audio, four USB 3.0, six FireWire 2 being driven by three FireWire 2 controllers,
and you guys who use this stuff know what I'm talking about.
It's gigabit Ethernet, HDMI Out, and it has a motion sensor so when you turn it, it even lights up to show you where the IO is.
It is a stunning product.
This is, without doubt, the future of the Pro desktop.
It is coming later this year.
I did say this is a sneak peek.
It is designed by brilliant engineers in California and assembled here in the USA.
And for all of you who are dying to see it put through its paces and what it can do, we have a special session tomorrow, a lunch-time session for all the developers here where our good friends at Pixar along with developers from The Foundry are going to show you some amazing character animation
on the upcoming movie, Monsters U, running on the new-generation Mac Pro and you wanna check it out.
And that's the Mac Pro.
Back to you, Tim.
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