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

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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12 cores on 1 cpu vs dual 6-core cpus.
by roblearns on Thu 19th Dec 2013 21:05 UTC
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Since apparently some of you think this information is inaccurate (really?) , care to elaborate? Lets quote from Tom's Hardware :

"there were probably some bummed-out professionals, then, when a Geekbench result was recently uploaded to Primate Labs’ online browser showing that 12-core Xeon E5 around nine percent faster than last generation’s dual six-core Mac Pro, based on Westmere-EP."

This is the comparison that matters to most - since most Mac purchasers are only going to buy stock options - and not upgrade the CPU on their own.

But since some of you - being special and better than the typical mac market - probably would crack open a box and change a CPU - last generations machine, you had the option, with last generation, to upgrade to dual 3.33ghz Westmeres.

This generation - is single processor, no way around that, so you deal with the thermal issues of 12-cores - and are stuck at 2.7ghz.

Now, Tom's does talk about compiler options that will help - except this is the Mac world. Good luck hoping your vendor used those compiler options. Why my G4 optimized versions of software outran my G5 for years - it's hit and miss on hoping a vendor optimizes for new cpu architecture.

Oh I wish we could just get dual or quad 6-core, running at 3.5ghz.

Nah, I wouldn't buy it, I don't need it, but that's what I want to dream about - not a cylindrical computer.

Not that I don't respect the design, it's pretty.

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