MacPro Compare

 

ENTIRELY-NEW DESIGN
Function defines form. Every aspect of this Mac Pro is designed in pursuit of performance. Built around the stainless steel space frame, the aluminium housing lifts off, allowing 360-degree access to every component for vast configuration. Anything is possible.

THE PROCESSOR
Options up to 28 cores of power. Unrestrained creativity. The Mac Pro is designed for professionals who need the ultimate in CPU performance. From production rendering to playing hundreds of virtual instruments to simulating an iOS app on multiple devices at once, it’s exceedingly capable. The heart of the system is an Intel Xeon processor with up to 28 cores — the most ever in a Mac. In addition, large L2 and shared L3 caches and 64 PCI Express lanes provide massive bandwidth in and out of the processor.

THE MEMORY
Forget what you know about memory. A multicore workstation processor needs lots of memory to feed it. Featuring six channels of super-fast ECC memory and 12 physical DIMM slots, Mac Pro allows for up to 1.5TB of memory. So pros working with large projects, analysing huge data sets or running multiple pro applications can make fast work of all kinds of work. While typical towers cram memory into hard-to-reach places, Mac Pro utilises a two-sided logic board, making it very accessible.
Up to 2933MHz DDR4 ECC memory
Up to 140GB/s memory bandwidth
Six-channel memory system

Engineered to go all out. All the time. Squeezing every possible ounce of performance out of the processor means giving it a lot of power. In this case, over 300 watts. A massive heat sink keeps the system cool, enabling it to run fully unconstrained. Heat pipes move heat away from the chip, dispersing it along aluminium fin stacks. While three axial fans move air through the system.

EXPANSION
Eight PCI Express expansion slots. Go configure. Mac Pro is designed for pros who need to build high-bandwidth capabilities into their systems. With four double-wide slots, three single-wide slots and one half-length slot pre-configured with the Apple I/O card, it has twice as many slots as the previous Mac tower. Now you can customise and expand in ways never before possible in a single workstation.

GRAPHICS
Extreme performance. By design. For many pros, a high-performance graphics architecture is critical to their workflows. Especially for tasks like animating 3D film assets, compositing 8K scenes and building lifelike gaming environments. To give them the highest possible performance and take graphics capabilities to a new level, something groundbreaking was required. Introducing the Mac Pro Expansion Module, or MPX Module.

A second connector. An industry first. The MPX Module starts with an industry-standard PCI Express connector. Then, for the first time in a graphics card, more PCIe lanes integrate Thunderbolt and additional power provided to increase capability. With up to 500 watts, the MPX Module has power capacity equivalent to that of the entire previous-generation Mac Pro.

 

Radeon Pro Vega II Duo. Power plus power. With up to 14 teraflops of compute performance, 32GB of memory and 1TB/s of memory bandwidth, the MPX Module with Radeon Pro Vega II is a powerhouse. For more power, two Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs combine to create the Vega II Duo. With double the graphics performance, memory and memory bandwidth, it’s the world’s most powerful graphics card. The two GPUs are connected through the Infinity Fabric Link, which allows data transfer up to 5x faster between the GPUs. It’s huge for apps that are optimised for multiple GPUs.

The world’s most powerful graphics card. Times two. Taking power one huge step further, Mac Pro supports configuration of two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo MPX Modules. The four GPUs combine to add up to 56 teraflops and 128GB of high-bandwidth memory. It’s a massive amount of performance built to tackle everything from GPU rendering to machine learning to particle simulations.

Cool. Quiet. Capable. Most GPUs aren’t conceived as part of an overall system, so they require their own cooling. The MPX Module is designed as an integrated component of Mac Pro. Its form factor enables a larger heat sink, which works in concert with the machine’s internal airflow to quietly dissipate heat. Without a noisy bolted-on fan, heat and decibel levels are kept remarkably low.

SECURITY AND STORAGE
Security taken to new heights. Mac Pro is the most secure tower we’ve ever built. A Secure Enclave coprocessor provides the foundation for encrypted storage and secure boot capabilities. So you can worry less about protecting your work, code and intellectual property. And focus more on doing your best thinking.

Powerful I/O to hand. Mac Pro has extremely high-performance I/O, and lots of it. It begins with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports and two 10Gb Ethernet ports. And with every MPX Module you add you get more capability. Connect up to twelve 4K displays or up to six Pro Display XDRs from Apple and see your work with over 120 million pixels. It’s now easy to expand at will.

 

Mac Pro Range

Model 8-Core 12-Core 16-Core 24-Core 28-Core
Dimensions cm w22
h53
d45
w22
h53
d45
w22
h53
d45
w22 h53 d45 w22 h53 d45
Weight kg 18 18 18 18 18
Processor 3.5GHz  XeonW 3.3GHz
XeonW
3.2GHz
XeonW
2.7GHz
XeonW
2.5GHz
XeonW
TurboBoost 4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4
RAM 32Gb 48Gb 96Gb 96Gb 192Gb
SSD drive 256GB
SSD
1TB SSD 2TB
SSD
4TB
SSD
8TB
SSD
Graphics Rad Pro 5500X
8Gb
 Rad Pro 5700X
16Gb
Dual
Rad Pro VegaII
32Gb
Dual
Rad Pro VegaII
32Gb
Two Dual
Rad Pro VegaII
32Gb
Price £5500.00 inc. VAT £7800.00 inc. VAT £14500.00 inc. VAT £19100.00 inc. VAT £28900.00 inc. VAT
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Special Builds

There are many more Special Build Orders available by special Quote. These include upgrades to faster and larger Processors, Afterburner, Solid State Drives, RAM Memory,  Keyboard /Mouse /Trackpad variations. There is an extra wait for these CTO’s as they must be manufactured specially and these orders cannot be cancelled. Delivery times can vary – but are usually about 10 – 30 days

 

 

Technical Specifications

Processor Configure from an 8‑core to 28‑core Intel Xeon W processor
8-Core
3.5GHz Intel Xeon W
8 cores, 16 threads
Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz
24.5MB cache
Supports 2666MHz memory

12-Core
3.3GHz Intel Xeon W
12 cores, 24 threads
Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
31.25MB cache
Supports 2933MHz memory

16-Core
3.2GHz Intel Xeon W
16 cores, 32 threads
Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
38MB cache
Supports 2933MHz memory

24-Core
2.7GHz Intel Xeon W
24 cores, 48 threads
Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
57MB cache
Supports 2933MHz memory

28-Core
2.5GHz Intel Xeon W
28 cores, 56 threads
Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
66.5MB cache

Supports 2933MHz memory
Memory Configure up to 1.5TB of DDR4 ECC memory in 12 user-accessible DIMM slots
32GB
Four 8GB DIMMs
48GB
Six 8GB DIMMs
96GB
Six 16GB DIMMs
192GB
Six 32GB DIMMs
384GB
Six 64GB DIMMs
768GB
Six 128GB DIMMs or 12 64GB DIMMs
1.5TB
12 128GB DIMMs
Requires 24-core or 28-core processor.
8-core processor operates memory at 2666MHz.
12-core to 28-core processors operate memory at 2933MHz.

Graphics Configure two MPX Modules with up to four GPUs
AMD Radeon Pro 580X
36 compute units, 2,304 stream processors
8GB of GDDR5 memory
Up to 5.6 teraflops single precision
Two HDMI 2.0 ports on card
Four DisplayPort connections routed to system to support internal Thunderbolt 3 ports
Support for up to six 4K displays, two 5K displays or two Pro Display XDRs
Half-height MPX Module fits in an MPX bay and enables PCIe slot 2 for additional expansion

AMD Radeon Pro W5500X
24 compute units, 1,536 stream processors
8GB of GDDR6 memory with 224GB/s memory bandwidth
Up to 5.6 teraflops single precision or 11.2 teraflops half precision
Two HDMI 2.0 ports on card
Two DisplayPort connections routed to system to support internal Thunderbolt 3 ports
Support for up to four 4K displays, one 5K display or one Pro Display XDR
Half-height MPX Module fills an MPX bay and uses extra power and PCIe bandwidth

AMD Radeon Pro W5700X
40 compute units, 2,560 stream processors
16GB of GDDR6 memory with 448GB/s memory bandwidth
Up to 9.4 teraflops single precision or 18.9 teraflops half precision
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port on card
Two DisplayPort connections routed to system to support internal Thunderbolt 3 ports
Support for Display Stream Compression (DSC)
Support for up to six 4K displays, three 5K displays or three Pro Display XDRs
Full-height MPX Module fills an MPX bay and uses extra power and PCIe bandwidth

AMD Radeon Pro Vega II
64 compute units, 4,096 stream processors
32GB of HBM2 memory with 1TB/s memory bandwidth
Up to 14.1 teraflops single precision or 28.3 teraflops half precision
Infinity Fabric Link connection enables two Vega II GPUs to connect at up to 84GB/s
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port on card
Two DisplayPort connections routed to system to support internal Thunderbolt 3 ports
Support for up to six 4K displays, three 5K displays or two Pro Display XDRs
Full-height MPX Module fills an MPX bay and uses extra power and PCIe bandwidth

AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo
Two Vega II GPUs, each with 64 compute units and 4,096 stream processors
64GB of HBM2 memory (32GB per GPU), each with 1TB/s memory bandwidth
Up to 28.3 teraflops single precision or 56.6 teraflops half precision
Onboard Infinity Fabric Link connection connects the two Vega II GPUs at up to 84GB/s
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports and one HDMI 2.0 port on card
Four DisplayPort connections routed to system to support internal Thunderbolt 3 ports
Support for up to eight 4K displays, four 5K displays or four Pro Display XDRs
Full-height MPX Module fills an MPX bay and uses extra power and PCIe bandwidth

Power Supply
1.4 kilowatts
Maximum continuous power:
1280W at 108–125V or 220–240V
1180W at 100–107V

Expansion Slots Eight PCI Express expansion slots
Two MPX Modules or up to four PCI Express card slots
Each MPX bay provides:
x16 gen 3 bandwidth for graphics
x8 gen 3 bandwidth for Thunderbolt
DisplayPort video routing
Up to 500W power for an MPX Module
Alternatively, each MPX bay can support:
One full-length, double-wide x16 gen 3 slot and one full-length, double-wide x8 gen 3 slot (MPX bay 1)
Or two full-length, double-wide x16 gen 3 slots (MPX bay 2)
Up to 300W auxiliary power via two 8-pin connectors

Three full-length PCI Express gen 3 slots
One x16 slot; two x8 slots
75W auxiliary power available
One half-length x4 PCI Express gen 3 slot with Apple I/O card installed
Apple Afterburner ProRes and ProRes RAW accelerator card

PCI Express x16 card
Accelerates ProRes and ProRes RAW codecs in Final Cut Pro X, QuickTime Player X and supported third-party apps
Supports system playback of up to 6 streams of 8K ProRes RAW or up to 23 streams of 4K ProRes RAW1

Storage Configure up to 8TB of SSD storage2
256GB SSD
One 256GB module
1TB SSD
Two 512GB modules
2TB SSD
Two 1TB modules
4TB SSD
Two 2TB modules
8TB SSD
Two 4TB modules
Up to 3.4GB/s sequential read and 3.4GB/s sequential write performance.
Storage encrypted by the Apple T2 Security Chip.

Input/Output
I/O card installed in the half-length x4 PCI Express slot with:
Two USB 3 ports
Support for USB-A (up to 5Gb/s)
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Support for Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40Gb/s)
Support for USB‑C (up to 10Gb/s)
Support for DisplayPort
Two 10Gb Ethernet ports:
Support for 10Gb Ethernet performance over copper cabling
Support for Nbase-T industry standard: 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 5Gb and 10Gb Ethernet link speeds using RJ‑45 connectors