Apple's New Beast : The Mac Pro

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    Jun 10, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    Amazing piece of hardware engineering. This thing packs twice the power of the previous generation on a forth of the size. Trully incredible:


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    Check it out!

    http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/
  • Timbales

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    Jun 10, 2013 11:22 PM GMT
    What about ventilation? How do they keep it cool?
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    Jun 10, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
    It looks like a nuclear weapon.
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    Jun 10, 2013 11:27 PM GMT
    Timbales saidWhat about ventilation? How do they keep it cool?


    The entire top is a fan. The cylindrical shape is what makes the heat to be distributed evenly across the entire unit. I would suspect that many other manufacturers will follow this technique if Apple proves it right.

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    Jun 11, 2013 12:37 AM GMT
    Looks like a bomb. Don't carry it on an airplane.
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    Jun 11, 2013 12:41 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    Timbales saidWhat about ventilation? How do they keep it cool?


    The entire top is a fan. The cylindrical shape is what makes the heat to be distributed evenly across the entire unit. I would suspect that many other manufacturers will follow this technique if Apple proves it right.

    Mac%20Pro%20fan.jpg


    if that does work, it would be great
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:46 AM GMT
    charlitos said
    Timbales saidWhat about ventilation? How do they keep it cool?


    The entire top is a fan. The cylindrical shape is what makes the heat to be distributed evenly across the entire unit. I would suspect that many other manufacturers will follow this technique if Apple proves it right.

    Mac%20Pro%20fan.jpg




    OMG. it's the Cube reengineered by advanced aliens
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    Jun 11, 2013 1:51 AM GMT
    Timbales said
    charlitos said
    Timbales saidWhat about ventilation? How do they keep it cool?


    The entire top is a fan. The cylindrical shape is what makes the heat to be distributed evenly across the entire unit. I would suspect that many other manufacturers will follow this technique if Apple proves it right.

    Mac%20Pro%20fan.jpg


    if that does work, it would be great


    It worked on my Cube . The vertical cd slot did not .
  • dionysus

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    Jun 11, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    at least this looks better than the half step up that occurred with the xbox one.
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    Jun 11, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
    G33K saidat least this looks better than the half step up that occurred with the xbox one.



    its smaller too
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:25 AM GMT
    http://www.engadget.com/2013/06/10/apple-mac-pro-2013-redesign/

    Dual AMD GPU's, 12-core Intel cpu.

    Support for dual 4K displays?
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:47 AM GMT
    But will it come as "R2D2?"
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    Jun 11, 2013 4:58 AM GMT
    trash can, anyone? Gotta give prob for making a bold move on redesigning the hardware.
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    Jun 11, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    Looking forward to a detailed teardown.

    Apple isn't constrained by ISA PC backwards compatibility linking those boards together with a high-speed data path. Thunderbolt inside?

    All they had to do is create a desktop that outperforms current high-end graphics workstations running Microsoft.
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    Jun 11, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
    6 thunderbolt 2 ports, 3 simultaneous 4k displays, yeah I'll take one.
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    Jun 11, 2013 9:58 AM GMT
    Setting the bench mark again.

    Sweet.
  • MikeHunt

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:18 AM GMT
    Assembled in the U.S. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 11, 2013 10:22 AM GMT
    I'm geek cuming atm icon_surprised.gif
  • Beeftastic

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    Jun 11, 2013 10:55 AM GMT
    Ridiculous. I have two Mac Pros as servers, and two of the biggest requirements is compatability and expandability. How can I add an expansion card to it, how do I add a second monitor? The prototype only has room for one HDMI out. The main reason you need to go desktop as opposed to laptop these days is to be able to customize your machine with additional cards, hard drives, memory, expansion. This machine doesn't look like it will do that. Pretty, but not very useful for its intended purpose.

    The main hard drive is part of the motherboard, soldered on. You can't change it. I've changed hard drives in my current Mac Pros several times for faster and larger units to suit my needs. What do I do now when I need to upgrade the hard drive? Buy a whole new machine? Good for Apple, bad for serious customers. I'm leaving the Apple train.

    I think this is another nail in the coffin of desktop machines!
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:05 AM GMT
    tuckers_kahuna saidRidiculous. I have two Mac Pros as servers, and two of the biggest requirements is compatability and expandability. How can I add an expansion card to it, how do I add a second monitor? The prototype only has room for one HDMI out. The main reason you need to go desktop as opposed to laptop these days is to be able to customize your machine with additional cards, hard drives, memory, expansion. This machine doesn't look like it will do that. Pretty, but not very useful for its intended purpose.

    The main hard drive is part of the motherboard, soldered on. You can't change it. I've changed hard drives in my current Mac Pros several times for faster and larger units to suit my needs. What do I do now when I need to upgrade the hard drive? Buy a whole new machine? Good for Apple, bad for serious customers. I'm leaving the Apple train.

    I think this is another nail in the coffin of desktop machines!


    You have 6 thunderbolts. Just buy adapters and you can plug up to 7 regular monitors
  • Beeftastic

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    Jun 11, 2013 11:19 AM GMT
    There are only thunderbolt adapters for a few kinds of peripherals. Not enough to accomplish what I would need for a serious number crunching machine. Its just a pretty useless toy as far as I'm concerned. Its part of the commodification of the computer.

    I can understand making a non-customizable toy computer like the Macbook Air for regular folks, but the Mac Pro is for serious computational work, otherwise why not have a macbook or a iMac? I think Apple has given up serious computing now in favor of disposable toys.
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:21 AM GMT
    Forgive me, I am drooling.
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    Jun 11, 2013 11:29 AM GMT
    apples keynote makes me want to masturbate with the fury of a thousand angry gods
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    Jun 11, 2013 12:24 PM GMT
    was curious about its design... it looks more like a turbine some sort alike.

    I would love to see it teared down icon_cool.gif.
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    Jun 11, 2013 12:26 PM GMT
    This truly is a work of art. Was worried that they werent going to be able to produce things like this anymore - it is gorgeous...