Apple revealed the first update to its Mac Pro since 2013 at its annual conference, the WWDC19. The 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) was held in San Jose, California. Apple presented two Mac Pro computers, namely, a Basic version and a Max variant. Among them, Mac Pro Max breaks any rules with its 28-core CPU, 1.5 TB RAM, and its other high-end features.
The brand new Mac Pro computers sport unique designs that get rid of the old pattern of Apple’s previous generation of Mac Pro computers. The tech giant now created a new desktop with modularity as the theme, enabling users to customize and extend the computer however they want.
The 2019 Mac Pro Basic boasts an Intel Xeon 8-core CPU, while the Mac Pro Max features an Intel Xeon processor with 28 cores.
The device brings PCI extension back, along with eight internal PCI slots in total, with four of the eight PCI slots being double-wide. The Mac Pro Max has 1.5 TB of RAM and comes with two USB-C ports at the front.
WWDC19 – Apple Mac Pro Max Sports 28-core CPU, 1.5 TB RAM, and Lots of High-End Features
Users can personalize the PC with a custom ‘MPX’ GPU module. This module allows two graphics cards on a four-wide PCle card and has a Thunderbolt 3 connector to provide extra power and bandwidth.
The Mac Pro sports a power supply unit that goes up to 1.4kW. The computer also has an entirely new thermal cooling system with three fans at the front of it. The company has plans to provide additional wheels to enable users to move the device as needed.
Besides the brand new Mac Pro, Apple also unveiled a new ‘Pro Display XDR’ monitor. The display is a 32-inch with 6,000 resolution and HDR support. As said by Apple, this is the most massive retina screen it has ever designed.
The screen supports the P3 wide-color range, with the Pro Display XDR coming with a back-lighting system and cooling design that makes the screen keep 1,000 nits of brightness and 1,600 nits of top brightness. The Mac Pro Basic price in the U.S. starts at $5,999, while the Mac Pro Max reportedly costs around $45,000.
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