Along with the new software feature announcements for their iOS and Mac ecosystem, Apple announced a new Mac Pro yesterday at the WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California. The new Mac Pro is a redesigned, workstation for pros with top of the line specifications. The company also unveiled Apple Pro Display XDR, the world’s best pro display, it is designed for maximum performance, expansion, and configurability, the all-new Mac Pro features workstation-class Xeon processors up to 28 cores, a high-performance memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity, eight PCIe expansion slots and a graphics architecture featuring the world’s most powerful graphics card.
The Pro Display XDR features a massive 32-inch Retina 6K( 6016 x 3384p) display with gorgeous P3 wide and 10-bit color, 1,600 nits of max brightness, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a superwide viewing angle. Together, the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR are the most powerful tools. Pro Display XDR also features the industry’s best polariser technology, delivering a superwide, color-accurate, off-axis viewing angle, so now multiple people can view more accurate content simultaneously. To manage reflected light, Pro Display XDR has an industry-leading anti-reflective coating and offers an innovative new matte option called nano-texture, with glass etched at the nanometer level for low reflectivity and less glare.
With edge-to-edge glass and narrow, 9mm borders, Pro Display XDR features a highly functional and flexible design. The Pro Stand has an arm that perfectly counterbalances the display so it feels virtually weightless, allowing users to easily place it into position. The Pro Stand provides both tilt and height adjustment, and also allows Pro Display XDR to rotate into portrait mode, perfect for tasks like retouching photos, designing a web page or writing code. With a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, Pro Display XDR connects seamlessly to the Mac product line, including the new Mac Pro, which supports up to six displays for a breathtaking 120 million pixels.
Mac Pro features powerful Xeon processors up to 28 cores, with 64 PCI Express lanes for performance and massive bandwidth. It also provides over 300W of power along with a thermal architecture to allow the processor to run fully unconstrained all the time. Mac Pro provides memory capacity to meet needs as they grow. It comes with a six-channel memory architecture and 12 physical DIMM slots, the new Mac Pro allows for a massive 1.5TB of memory, the most ever available in a Mac and with eight PCI Express expansion slots, which is twice that of the previous-generation Mac Pro tower.
Mac Pro features the world’s most powerful graphics card and up to 56 teraflops of graphics performance in a single system. The Apple MPX Module features Thunderbolt integration and over 500W of power, both firsts for any graphics card. Mac Pro graphics options start with the Radeon Pro 580X. Mac Pro debuts the Radeon Pro Vega II, featuring up to 14 teraflops of computing performance and 32GB of memory with 1TB/s of memory bandwidth, the highest of any GPU. Mac Pro also introduces Radeon Pro Vega II Duo, which features two Vega II GPUs for an incredible 28 teraflops of graphics performance and 64GB of memory, making it the world’s most powerful graphics card. Mac Pro can accommodate two MPX Modules so customers can use two Vega II Duos for a staggering 56 teraflops of graphics performance and 128GB of video memory.
The company also introduced Afterburner, a programmable ASIC capable of decoding up to 6.3 billion pixels per second. With Afterburner, video editors using high-quality cameras that require the conversion of native file formats into proxies for easy editing can now use native formats right from the camera and decode up to three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video and 12 streams of 4K ProRes RAW video in real time,1 virtually eliminating proxy workflows.
- Apple Mac Pro with Radeon 580 graphics and 32GB of RAM starts at $5999
- Pro Display XDR starts at $4999
- Pro Display XDR matte finish is priced at $5999
- The Pro stand will be available for $999
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