Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 18th Dec 2013 20:47 UTC
Apple

Apple today announced the all-new Mac Pro will be available to order starting Thursday, December 19. Redesigned from the inside out, the all-new Mac Pro features the latest Intel Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra-fast ECC memory.

This thing is so damn awesome. I don't need it, but I still want one.

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RE: Oooh look
by fmaxwell on Thu 19th Dec 2013 18:05 UTC in reply to "Oooh look"
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For almost twice the price of the machine sitting right next to me this moment, I can have half the computer


Really? Want to publish benchmark numbers on your system? The Mac Pro has 60GB/s memory bandwidth. Yours? It's got up to 7 teraflops of GPU performance. And you have? The Mac Pro produces less that 20dBA noise under full load. How loud is your system? It can support three 4K monitors at once. How many can your system support? The Thunderbolt 2 external interface will move data at 20Gb/s to an external device and you can daisy-chain up to 36 drives. And you have what that competes with that? USB 3.0 (LOL!)?

with no mass storage!


I'd say that a terabyte SSD that runs at well over double the speed of SATA SSDs counts as mass storage. How fast is your primary drive?

Yeah, that's a crApple alright.


There's a sign that we're being treated to insightful, mature commentary.

Professional... right, usually I say this about Adobe products like Dreamweaver


The Mac Pro isn't for people doing low-level, scut work like web development. It's for people doing CGI animation, video editing, automotive design, architectural design, and scientific research (for example, the Mars Curiosity rover team overwhelmingly prefers Macs to Windows computers.)

Edited 2013-12-19 18:09 UTC

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