The next Mac Pro - The future of pro computer

See what’s next for pro computing with the new Mac Pro. Every component that makes the Mac Pro fast and powerful has been fully optimized for state-of-the-art performance. Engineered around workstation graphics with dual GPUs, PCI Express-based flash storage, new-generation Xeon processors, and an ultrafast memory, the new Mac Pro packs an unprecedented amount of power in an unthinkable amount of space.

According to CNET, “The new Mac Pro is a machine that's geared for video editing, photo compositing, software development, computer-aided design, and other high-end computing chores where fast processors and copious amounts of memory are worth the extra cost.”

Built around the new-generation Intel Xeon E5 chipset, the new Mac Pro offers up to 12 cores of processing power, up to 40GB/s of PCI Express gen 3 bandwidth, and 256-bit-wide floating-point instructions. It sports a four-channel DDR3 memory controller running at 1866MHz, two workstation-class GPU with up to 12GB of dedicated VRAM, and a next-generation PCI Express flash storage that is two times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive.

With all its power, the Mac Pro will never be at a loss for speed even while doing the most computing-intensive tasks, such as editing a full-resolution 4K video and simultaneously rendering effects in the background while having enough power to connect up to three high-resolution 4K displays.

What makes all the innovations in the new Mac Pro possible is yet another innovation: a unified thermal core. Rather than using multiple heat sinks and fans to cool down the components, the new Mac Pro uses a single piece of extruded aluminum that maximizes airflow and conducts heat away from the CPU and GPUs. Apple Insider quotes Apple in saying that “the use of the extruded aluminum structure was key in achieving such a compact design.” This structure is also critical in the Mac Pro’s quieter performance and provides the basis for the Mac Pro’s all-new cylindrical chassis.

Connectivity options in the new Mac Pro are as myriad as they are advanced. “Thunderbolt 2 is the main draw here, with the protocol able to support 20Gbps throughput, up to six daisy-chained peripherals per port and backward compatibility with current Thunderbolt hardware,” says Apple Insider. This versatile I/O technology allows the new Mac Pro to play well, among others, with high-capacity storage devices, PCI expansion chassis, and the latest external monitors - including 4K desktop displays.

Rounding up the list of I/O connections in the new Mac Pro are USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet ports, and a HDMI 1.4 port. For wireless connectivity, it’s got the latest three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi and a Bluetooth 4.0. It’s everything at high speed.

Reviews at Gizmodo note, “It’s hard not to gush about the Mac Pro. The conceptual thinking behind the device is equaled by its design execution.”