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Apple says the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, Dec. 19. It features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ECC memory.
Designed around an unified thermal core, the Mac Pro sports a chassis that's just 9.9-inches tall and one-eighth the volume of the previous generation. It features 4-core, 6-core, 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon processors running at Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz and two workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs that deliver up to eight times the graphics performance of the previous generation Mac Pro.
Apple says PCIe-based flash storage delivers sequential read speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional desktop hard drives, and ECC DDR3 gives the new Mac Pro up to 60GBps of memory bandwidth for tasks such as editing full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background. With six Thunderbolt 2 ports, each with up to 20Gbps of bandwidth per device, the new Mac Pro offers support for up to 36 high-performance peripherals, including the latest 4K displays.
The Mac Pro is available with a 3.7GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs with 2GB of VRAM each, 12GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at US$2,999 (US); and with a 3.5 GHz 6-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.9GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of VRAM each, 16GB of memory, and 256GB of PCIe-based flash storage starting at $3,999.
Configure-to-order options include faster 8-core or 12-core Intel Xeon E5 processors, AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of VRAM, up to 64GB of memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at www.apple.com/mac-pro.
The all-new Mac Pro will be available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.