Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Jan 2014 19:05 UTC
Apple

All in all the new Mac Pro is a good update to its aging predecessor. Apple did a great job with the new chassis and build a desktop that's extremely dense with compute. When I had to dust off the old Mac Pros to prepare them for this comparison I quickly remembered many of the reasons that frustrated me about the platform. The old Mac Pro was big, bulky, a pain to work on and was substantially behind the consumer Macs in single threaded performance. The new Mac Pro fixes literally all of that. If you have a workload that justifies it and prefer OS X, the Mac Pro is thankfully no longer just your only solution, it's a great solution.

The only Mac Pro review that matters. Still want one. Won't buy one - but want one.

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by Beerfloat on Sat 4th Jan 2014 09:44 UTC
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Yeah, I really like the design. But personally I'm still about 5 years from the point where I might regain enough confidence in anything containing an AMD/ATI GPU to consider buying it.

Every time over the last 15 years when my resolve faltered, there's been something or the other completely f*cked up about my ATI purchase (no full screen multi-monitor on 9800 Pro, 2 X1900XTs that just fried and died, 5850 driver hell, and general driver incompetence/premature abandonment). I don't care what philosophical issues people have with Nvidia, for me they always deliver.

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