Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jun 2013 17:07 UTC
Apple We already talked about iOS 7 yesterday (after a night of sleep, it's only looking worse and worse - look at this, for Fiona's sake!), so now it's time to talk about the downright stunning and belly flutters-inducing new Mac Pro. As former owner and huge, huge, huge fan of the PowerMac G4 Cube - I haven't been this excited about an Apple product since, well, I would say the iMac G4. This is the Apple I used to love.
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Nice... but I was not sure about AMD GPUs
by redshift on Wed 12th Jun 2013 00:52 UTC
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The design with the skin off is impressive, but with the skin on I am afraid that someone might try toss trash in to the top of it. I almost wish it was translucent, but I know Ives was trying keep the look minimalistic and clean.

As a pro rig that might find its way in to a video editing suite, being quiet is a plus, and I suspect it will probably be very quiet compared to equally powerful workstations from competitors due to its cooling system design. I think that the target demographic for this system will be connecting it to a dedicated external raid system so the lack of internal storage expansion probably wont bother them that much. Many companies lease a computer with the configuration they need and leave them that way throughout the term of the lease.

The one part I was concerned about, was that they went with AMD this time instead of NVIDIA. That might miss part of the market they were aiming for. Adobe has leaned more toward NVIDIA's CUDA for acceleration than OpenCL. Premiere can use either mode for acceleration, but After Effects relies on CUDA and needs about as much horsepower as you can throw at it. I am not sure if there are technical reasons why Adobe has not supported OpenCL in After Effects... Perhaps this would spur Adobe to add it.

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