Apple’s new Black tubular MacPro Towers have now been released (early 2014) !
The New MacPro will be a few short weeks to release but we know that it is a complete break from the previous tower design. It is much more compact (10 inches tall, 7″ diameter) and will rely on the new Thunderbolt 2 bus for expansion beyond the internal Solid State drive supplied. ( no traditional drive bay) It will be extremely fast (about twice as fast as the present one)- with the very latest Xeon E5 Processors with up to 12 cores and very fast memory (up to 128Gb in four slots with 60 GBps bandwidth all on a single die. Thats 40 lanes of PCI Express (generation 3) throughput, up to 30Mb of L3 cache and over 500 gigaflops at peak performance!
Faster WiFi and Bluetooth, dual graphics cards, each up to 6Gb of dedicated VRam with two and a half times the performance of current models and will drive 3 x 4k displays Prices will be £2550, £3399 up to ££4449. Maybe not what was expected – but this is Apple.
With the New Thunderbolt 2 you are not limited to expansion inside your workstation enclosure! Thunderbolt 2 delivers throughput speeds of up to 20Gb/s to each external device. As each Thunderbolt 2 port allows daisy-chaining up to 6 peripherals, connecting massive amounts of storage becomes a given. You can also add a PCI expansion chassis and work with the latest 4k displays
Mac Pro Range
|Dimensions cm||w16.7 h25.1 d16.7||w16.7 h25.1 d16.7||w16.7 h25.1 d16.7|
|Processor||One 3.7GHz Quad-Core Xeon||3.5GHz 6 Core Xeon||Two 2.7GHz 6-Core Xeon|
|Hard drive||256 PCIe Flash SSD||256 PCIe Flash SSD||256 PCIe Flash SSD|
|Graphics||Dual AMD FirePro D300/2Gb||Dual AMD FirePro D500/3Gb||Dual AMD FirePro D700/6Gb|
|Price||£2500.00 inc. VAT||£3300.00 inc. VAT||£6500.00 inc. VAT|
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Special Build Orders are available by special Quote. These include upgrades to faster and larger Processors, Hard Drives, Memory, external Superdrive and Keyboard /Mouse /Trackpad variations. There is an extra wait for these CTO’s as they must be manufactured specially and the orders cannot be cancelled. Delivery times can vary – but are usually about 10 – 20 days