Apple has finally released its all-new Mac Pro, after being announced at WWDC 2019.
The new Mac Pro can be equipped with 56-thread Intel Xeon processors (with up to 28 cores), 1.5TB of RAM (across 12 slots), an 8TB SSD and comes with eight PCIe expansion slots.
The stainless-steel frame and aluminum housing of the new Mac Pro makes it easy to access all the internals for improved modularity.
For GPUs, the Mac Pro can be optioned with the AMD Radeon Pro 580X, Radeon Pro W5700X, Radeon Pro Vega II or Radeon Pro Vega II Duo.
The Apple Afterburner accelerator card (an additional $2,400 CAD) is an additional cost and supports ProRes and ProRes RAW in Final Cut Pro X and system playback 6 streams of 8K ProRes RAW or 23 streams of 4K ProRes RAW.
There are two USB 3 ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports and two 10Gb Ethernet ports on the back of the device. The Mac Pro has two additional Thunderbolt 3 ports on the top of the device.
In addition to the new Mac Pro, Apple has launched its Pro Display XDR which has a 32-inch Retina 6K display with P3 wide and 10-but colours, 1,600 nits of peak brightness and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
The base Mac Pro comes with an 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, Radeon 580X with 8GB of GDDR5 memory and a 256GB SSD. The base model costs $7,499 CAD.
The maxed-out Mac Pro costs around $63,598 CAD and that includes a 28-core Intel Xeon, 1.5TB of RAM, 4TB SSD, Apple Afterburner Card and Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2.
The Apple Pro Display XDR starts $6,299 CAD for the standard glass option and $7,499 CAD for the nano-texture glass option. Plus an additional $1,299 CAD ($999 USD) for the Pro stand or $249 CAD for the VESA Mount Adapter.