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Working on the next Mac Pro, every element that defines a pro computer – graphics, storage, expansion, processing power and memory, was considered. The best was searched for, the most forward-looking way possible to engineer the Mac Pro was searched out and when all was put together, the result was something entirely new, something radically different from anything before it and something that provides an extremely powerful argument against the status quo.
Different Kind of Power Structure
Engineered around workstation graphics with dual GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage, high-performance Thunderbolt 2, new-generation Xeon processors, ultrafast memory and support for 4K video, the new Mac Pro delivers state-of-the-art performance across the board.
The new Mac Pro is muscle through and through, starting with the new-generation Intel Xeon E5, available with 6 cores of processing power on a single die and with up to 30MB of L3 cache, 40GB/s of PCI Express gen 3 bandwidth, and 256-bit-wide floating-point instructions, you can’t ever be at a loss for speed.
Memory Beyond Reason
Every component in the new Mac Pro is optimized for performance. That includes a four-channel DDR3 memory controller running at 1866MHz. It supports up to 64GB of memory and delivers up to 60GB/s of memory bandwidth, which means you can fly through even the most compute-intensive tasks in no time, And with ECC memory, your render job, video export, or simulation can’t be stopped by transient memory errors.
Future Innovation Brought to Today’s Graphics
Traditionally, pro computers have relied primarily on the CPU for their computing power. But as GPU performance has dramatically increased, software developers have begun to leverage that power in their apps. With the new Mac Pro, the future was brought forward and an even more powerful GPU architecture was engineered. Not only does it feature a state-of-the-art AMD FirePro workstation-class GPU, it features two of them. And each is available with ample size of dedicated VRAM and up to 2048 stream processors. With all that power you can work seamlessly, edit full resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background and still have enough power to connect up to three high-resolution 4K displays.
A No-Jokes Storage
There’s flash storage, and then there’s next-generation PCIe-based flash storage; this storage is up to 2.4 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive and up to 10 times faster than a 7200-rpm SATA hard drives. But the new Mac Pro was designed around new PCIe-based flash controller technology to deliver the fastest solid-state drives available standard in a desktop computer, so you have up to 1TB of storage that will let you boot up, launch apps, and even open massive files in a flash.
A Unified Thermal Core
The new Mac Pro packs an unprecendented amount of power in an unthinkable amount of space and this is made possible by the ingenious unified thermal core. Rather than using multiple heat sinks and fans to cool the processor and graphic cards, everything was built around a single piece of extruded aluminium designed to maximize airflow as well as thermal capacity. It works by conducting heat away from the CPU and GPUs and distributing that heat uniformly across the core. That way, if one processor is on break, the extra thermal capacity can be shared efficiently between them. No computer has been built this way before and yet it makes so much sense, its now hard to imagine building one any other way.
A Single Breakthrough Fan
An incredible amount of innovation went into designing a fan system capable of cooling such a high-performance device. Instead of adding extra fans, we engineered a single, larger fan that pulls air upwards through a bottom intake. As air passes vertically through the centre of the device, it absorbs heat and carries it out the top. It’s simple and elegant – and also astonishingly quiet. To achieve that, we had to consider every detail: the number of blades, the size of the blades, the spacing of the blades, and even the shape of the blades. By minimizing air resistance throughout the system, we were abe to design a fan with backward-curved impeller blades that runs at fewer revolutions per minute, draws air more efficiently as it spins and creates considerably less noise.
Thunderbolt combines PCI Express and DisplayPort into one high-speed, versatile I/O technology. And with Mac Pro, it’s a jump even further ahead. Thunderbolt 2 delivers twice the throughput, providing up to 20Gb/s of bandwidth to each external device making you more than ready for the next generation of high-performance peripherals, without being limited by the number of expansion slots inside your computer. You can connect massive amounts of storage, add a PCI expansion chassis, and work with the latest external displays as well as 4K desktop displays and peripheral devices capable of broadcast monitoring in 4K. Each Thunderbolt 2 port allows you to daisy-chain up to six peripherals, so you can go all out by plugging in up to 36 external devices via Thunderbolt 2 alone.
Other I/O Connections
Mac Pro equips you with all kinds of connections for all kinds of peripherals. USB 3 gives you the versatility to hook up dozens of different types of external devices. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports let you connect to multiple networks. And an HDMI 1.4 port provides support for the latest televisions, projectors, and displays, including Ultra HD TVs. But the thought we put into expandability extends beyond the types of peripherals you can use. As you rotate Mac Pro to plug in a device, it senses the movement and automatically illuminates the I/O panel. So you can easily see the ports you need when you need them.
Access your network over three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi for the latest in high-speed wireless connectivity. For all your other wireless connections, Mac Pro includes Bluetooth 4.0. It’s the easiest way to connect your keyboard, mouse, and other wireless devices without having to physically attach anything.
Design – Radical. Yet Completely Logical
The new Mac Pro looks unlike any other computer. Because it is unlike any other computer. By rethinking the architecture of its internal components, we had the chance to rethink the entire enclosure. And since everything centers around a unified thermal core, we were free to design a much leaner, lighter, quieter, and far more streamlined structure. Its unique design and beautiful finishes are executed to an extraordinary degree of precision. And at just 9.9 inches tall with a diameter of just 6.6 inches, it’s a pro desktop computer that can actually sit on your desk.