"Honeycomb" design, easy to upgrade and good heat dissipation
After a mistake with the Mac Pro's "trash" design in 2013, Apple gave the new Mac Pro a design that was more of a direction for older Mac Pros (2006-2012) than with aluminum case. , the overall design is square and when someone looks at it they all know that this is a computer (not a trash bin).
The front of the new Mac Pro is designed with a mesh with holes like "honeycomb". This design will help air circulation and enhance the heat dissipation capability of the machine.
Through a steel handle at the top, users can lift the Mac Pro's cover to access the internal components. Inside the Mac Pro, there are up to 8 PCIe slots, allowing users to install additional expansion cards, the most popular being discrete GPUs.
Mac Pro Expansion Module: Extension card exclusively for Mac Pro
Since each user object operates in a different field and has specific requirements for system performance, especially graphics, Apple created the Mac Pro Expansion Module (MPX Module). MPX Module is an expansion card exclusively for Mac Pro, and users can freely choose or upgrade based on individual needs.
The MPX Module has a rather unique design when it uses two connectors at the same time. Besides the traditional PCIe connector, the MPX Module also has an additional PCIe connector to increase the maximum power supply and increase bandwidth. A Mac Pro can mount up to two MPX modules at the same time.
The most advanced MPX module introduced by Apple this time is the AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo, which includes 2 Vega II GPUs, each of which includes 32GB of memory with 1TB / s bandwidth. This module allows users to connect up to 8 4K monitors, 4 5K monitors or 4 Pro Display XDR 6K monitors that Apple has just released. In addition, Apple also has the option of AMD Radeon Vega II and AMD Radeon Pro 580X modules for a lower price.
Afterburner: A tool to support filmmakers
Afterburner is an interesting expansion card created by Apple exclusively for filmmakers and video editors. It supports hardware acceleration to help the system to handle 3 8K videos or 12 4K videos at the same time.
The Mac with the most powerful configuration available today
The configuration of the Mac Pro includes Intel Xeon chips from 8 to up to 28 cores, RAM from 32GB to 1.5TB, SSDs from 256GB to 4TB and AMD Radeon Pro or Vega GPUs according to MPX standards. In order to provide enough power for this "hardware monster", Apple has integrated the new Mac Pro power supply with a capacity of 1400W.
Price and time of sale
The Mac Pro will start at $ 5999 and will officially go on sale this fall.