Mac Pro 2013 Release Date: Apple's Redesigned Desktop Revealed At WWDC Keynote Address
Apple's Phil Schiller unveiled a sneak preview of the redesigned Mac Pro during Apple's WWDC keynote. The desktop has been completely redesigned. The redesigned Mac Pro has a new power structure, processor, memory, storage, design and more. The Apple Mac Pro website describes it as the following:
"When we began work on the next Mac Pro, we considered every element that defines a pro computer - graphics, storage, expansion, processing power, and memory. And we challenged ourselves to find the best, most forward-looking way possible to engineer each one of them. When we put it all together, the result was something entirely new. Something radically different from anything before it. Something that provides an extremely powerful argument against the status quo. Here's a sneak peek at what's next for the pro computer."
Mac Pro Sneak Peek
The new redesigned Mac Pro has twice the CPU performance of the former. It has the fastest RAM Apple has ever used, double the performance of the last generation. Internal storage is PCIe based Flash with 1.25 GBps reads and 1.0 GBps writers. The new Mac Pro will also have the latest Thunderbolt 2, which is twice as fast as the previous Thunderbolt 1. It can support six devices per port and is backward compatible.
Apple also announced during its Worldwide Developers Conference keynote that the new workstation-grade GPUs are up to 2.5 times faster than the last generation, with 384-bit memory buses, 528 GBps total bandwidth, and supporting 4K displays.
Displaying the old Mac Pro side by side with the latest Mac Pro, Schiller shows the newest model is less than 1/8 the volume of the original, 40-pound Mac Pro. Showing the back, it displays a gigabit Ethernet, 4 usb ports and 6 thunderbolt ports. When users turn over the latest Mac Pro it will even light up to help plug things in.
"Video editors, musicians, graphic designers count on Mac Pro to get their work done," Schiller said, according to The Verge. "We didn't just want to make another version of the same old desktop idea that everyone had."
Apple's Phil Schiller announced that the Mac Pro will be designed and built in the USA. He also said that the new Mac Pro will ship sometime this fall, as well as a new version of Final Cut Pro. Apple has not unveiled information on the cost of the latest Mac Pro yet.
See the new redesigned look of the Mac Pro here.
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