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Apple Unveils Redesigned Mac Pro Desktop and Pro Display XDR at WWDC

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So sad the Gigabyte doesn't have a 10G LAN port unlike the Asus! No USB 3.1 gen 2 (10 Gbit/s) either on the Gigabyte.

However, the Gigabyte fits in the Corsair Obsidian 900D which is the only case with 5'25'' bay. That's good news because there's no validated case with 5'25'' bay for the Asus one. I still need Blu-Ray burners...
 
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Gigabyte doesn't have a 10G LAN port unlike the Asus! No USB 3.1 gen 2 (10 Gbit/s) either on the Gigabyte.
There are more than enough PCIe slots to add these two things if needed.
 
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There are more than enough PCIe slots to add these two things if needed.
Not for my possible future configuration: 2 GPU (4 slots), 1 Blackmagic Decklink 12G (2 slots), 1 PCI LAN 10G (1 slot), 1 PCI USB 3.1 (1 slot), 1 PCI for Thuberbolt 3 (1 slot).
 
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Winston Moy tests out the new 2019 Mac Pro "Cheese Grater." Not sure how he got one but it's on youtube. Sure hope Apple doesn't take this down for copyright infringement.

 
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So the 28 core will probably be close to 80,000 GB MC score. Look at that massive 196.6 GB of DDR4 ram !

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196GB RAM, 8 slots occupied by 16GB RAM. I hope that the X399 chip will support 256GB.
But I am most happy about Apple's return to PCIe.

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From www.theverge.com

No one seems to figure in just how much it costs to make the custom machined Aloominium case as Jony Ive calls it.
I'd estimate that case alone costs close to 2,000 USD. It looks like the only "parts" you'll be able to upgrade yourself are the CPU and ram. In every YT review I've seen, they all say "Expensive" more than a few times. trs96

Here’s how it all breaks down for the maxed out Mac Pro.

One (1) Mac Pro: $6,000

We start with the base Mac Pro itself, which we know Apple is selling starting at $6,000 for the base model. Because you can’t just buy an enclosure on its own, this price also includes things like the motherboard, power supply, heat sink, cooling system, and chassis (the optional wheels may cost extra). It’ll probably also come with a CPU, a GPU, and some RAM, but we’ll be replacing those shortly anyhow.

Twelve (12) 128GB DDR4 ECC RAM sticks: $17,867.88

The easiest thing on our shopping list is RAM. The new Mac Pro has 12 user-accessible DIMM slots that take DDR4 ECC memory. For the maximum of 1.5TB of RAM, we need 12 128GB sticks of RAM; at roughly $1,388.99 each, that rings up to a whopping $17,867.88 for memory. But just imagine: with $18K of RAM, you might even be able to keep three whole Chrome tabs open at once!

Two (2) 2TB SSDs: $2,400

This one’s easy: Apple charges $2,400 to upgrade its iMac Pro to 4TB of storage, so we can extrapolate that it’ll probably charge the same to upgrade the Mac Pro to the same. It’s not clear whether this storage is user upgradable or not (especially considering that it’s encrypted by Apple’s T2 chip, which implies some hardware level integration on Apple’s end), so we’ll take Apple’s far pricier number as the minimum here for now.

One (1) 2.5GHz 28-core Intel Xeon W processor: approximately $7,453

Next up: we need the best CPU we can get: in this case, a 2.5GHz, 28-core Intel Xeon W processor that can Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz, with a 66.5MB cache and support for up to 2TB 2933MHz memory. Now, Apple doesn’t specify what 28-core Xeon processor it’ll be shipping with the Mac Pro, but looking at Intel’s product database, the closest option out there is the Intel Xeon W-3275M, which the company lists a recommended customer price for of $7,453, which we’ll assume to be the bare minimum here. Now Apple’s processor probably isn’t the W-3275M (Apple lists a much higher cache size, to start), but the rest of the specs are pretty close.

Two (2) AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs: Price unknown, but let’s say $12,000, minimum

Here’s the tricky bit. AMD announced its Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs alongside the Mac Pro, which means we’ve got no idea how much it’ll cost to buy them. We also don’t know if you’ll even be able to buy them separately at all; depending on how Apple’s MDX Module system works, that might not be an option.

Apple will sell you up to four Vega GPUs in total: Two Vega II Duo cards, each with two GPUs, linked together with Apple’s Infinity Fabric Link across two of Apple’s MDX Modules. Whatever the grand total is there, it won’t come cheap.

Assuming AMD prices the Vega II similarly to Nvidia’s professional grade Quadro RTX offerings, though — the Quadro RTX 6000, for instance, cost $6,300 new with only a little more raw compute than Apple’s promising here — we’ll say Apple’s solution will cost at least $12,000 for the whole quad-GPU package. Add the MDX Modules and Apple’s markup, though, and we wouldn’t be totally surprised if it was double that.

One (1) Apple Afterburner accelerator card: price unknown

Technically this is an optional accessory, but it comes from Apple so I’m including it here. No idea how much it’ll cost, though.

One (1) Apple Pro Display XDR monitor: $5,000

Apple announced the Pro Display XDR monitor alongside the new Mac Pro. Sure, you could use a cheaper (and lesser display), but the Pro Display XDR was designed specifically to pair with the Mac Pro, so you’ll probably want to pick one up. Or six. It supports six.

One (1) Apple Pro Stand for the Pro Display XDR monitor: $1,000

Stand sold separately.

One (1) Apple Magic Keyboard and one (1) Magic Trackpad 2: $228

You probably should buy a mouse and keyboard, too. EDIT: These are included in the $6,000 base price.

Total cost: Somewhere around $50,000 to $60,000 for a maxed out Mac Pro 2019.
You asked for a Pro machine and you got it. Along with astronomical prices.
$60,000? $52,000 can buy a Phase One XF 151mpx camera. Another $8k gets me two lenses... Yeah, I'll stick with the truly creative technology and hardware. I had no problem with file size or filter processing from one of these cameras (company rep let me use it for 2 days) on my 8700k with 64mb 2600 ram and Sapphire RX580 nitro. Maybe a 9th gen CPU and a Vega for Xmas? Just sayin'.
 
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And don't forget Apple tax~

$60,000? $52,000 can buy a Phase One XF 151mpx camera. Another $8k gets me two lenses... Yeah, I'll stick with the truly creative technology and hardware. I had no problem with file size or filter processing from one of these cameras (company rep let me use it for 2 days) on my 8700k with 64mb 2600 ram and Sapphire RX580 nitro. Maybe a 9th gen CPU and a Vega for Xmas? Just sayin'.
 

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