Apple Unveils Updated Mac Pro

Apple Unveils Updated Mac Pro
The new Mac Pro is designed to be flexile and modular, unlike the previous version of Apple's high-end computer.

(CCM) — Apple has revealed a completely redesigned high-end Mac Pro for media professionals, replacing the unloved 2013 "trash can" Mac Pro. A new Apple Pro Display XDR screen complements the new computer.

One of the biggest criticisms of the old Mac Pro was that it appeared to prioritize form over function, and its design lacked expandability and flexibility. The new Mac Pro has a "cheese grater" look, and beneath the cover sits an Intel Xeon processor with up to 28 cores, up to 300W of cooling, and support for up to an astonishing 1.5 TB of RAM in 12 DIMM slots.

The motherboard also features eight PCI Express slots, two USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 and two USB-A ports at the rear, and two USB-C ports on the top. Apple also announced an expansion module called the MPX module, which enables an extra two graphics cards to be connected, along with a custom Thunderbolt connector to link to the Mac Pro.

It also announced Apple Afterburner, "a game-changing accelerator card that enables playback of three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously."

The new ProDisplay XDR has a 32-inch 6K display with a 1,000000:1 contrast ratio and 10-bit color enabling it to display over 1 billion colors.

The Mac Pro will be available later in the year starting at $5,999, while the Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999.

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