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So the new Mac Pro is finally born and will be ready to deliver this fall.

 

Some of it's features and some thoughts about how it would impact the hackintosh world:

 

- Dual Ivy-E (or perhaps Sandy-E) Xeon CPUs: that means LGA power management either is here now with 10.8.4 (the MacPro 6,1 definition) or will be here soon with 10.9 (and those with a developer account and a LGA 2011 board will be able to test it now with 10.9 CPU);

 

- Dual GPU Support, at first with FirePro AMD GPUs: at last, Crossfire and possibly SLI under OSX! It could be also either here now with 10.8.4 or be available with 10.9 dp1, with a definition of MacPro 6,1. Testers? Perhaps there's a dormant driver for SLI already available in one of these systems, waiting for different Mac Pro configuration possibilities;

 

- No user upgradeability and/or internal expandability: this new workstation was designed to be powerful, but also small and silent. Thunderbold 2 will be available for extra hardware, such as GPUs (and that will suck, because the 20 GB/s Thunderbolt 2 bandwidth it's just the half of current PCI-e 3.0 16x used by GPUs, and a quarter of the upcoming PCI-e 4.0).

 

Here's a picture of the Darth Vader computer:

 

newmacpro_wwdc13_02-100041154-large.jpg

 

May the force be with it!

 

P.S.: from Apple's: http://www.apple.com/mac-pro/

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Mac Pro is not coming out any time soon. 10.8.x will most likely never support it on 10.9. Today was just a sneak peak. it will be Dual Ivy B-E as it supports native 1866 ECC ram.

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It will start shipping next december or earlier, Rampage: it will be out this year, it was stated clearly as such in the keynote.

 

All the best!

 

P.S.: do you have a developer account? Can you tell if 10.9 dp1 is really out?

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It will start shipping next december or earlier, Rampage: it will be out this year, it was stated clearly as such in the keynote.

 

All the best!

 

P.S.: do you have a developer account? Can you tell if 10.9 dp1 is really out?

 

I know the shipping date is this fall. Never did I say next year. Its going to be at least 3-4 months till it ships.

 

Dev site crashed...

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This will put an end to graphics card upgrade. I wonder the how much the lowest config will be, considering dual fire pro cards? If they price the same, I'd get me one.

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So the new Mac Pro is finally born and will be ready to deliver this fall.

 

Some of it's features and some thoughts about how it would impact the hackintosh world:

 

- Dual Ivy-E (or perhaps Sandy-E) Xeon CPUs:

Mac Pro is not coming out any time soon. 10.8.x will most likely never support it on 10.9. Today was just a sneak peak. it will be Dual Ivy B-E as it supports native 1866 ECC ram.

 

Not a dual CPU machine... only a single Xeon.

 

And yeah - looks like Apple is trying to turn Thunderbolt into a cash cow by steering companies to make Thunderbolt devices and forcing those that buy the R2D2 to then buy those Thunderbolt devices. I think the lack of PCIe x16 slots is gonna make it harder for hackintoshes to use dedicated GPUs - time will tell though.

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Here's a picture of the Darth Vader computer

More like D2 R2

 

And after reading the official presentation, I must admit it DOES look impressive. Apple expanded their NO WAY TO UPGRADE police from Mac Books to Mac Pros. That's quite logic step (from Apple's POV), but quite sad decision (from user's POV).

 

I wander how many cool nicknames the product is going to have (trash bin, Duracel, D2 R2 to name a few) :)

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all the nick names that you just listed have already been used - with the ubiquitous "i" in front of them all...

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hello

 

honesttly it reminde to me a ashtray.... rsrsrsrs

 

but anyway is a impressive piece of hardware.. only 1 fan to all that hardware...

 

new design for refreshing air

 

we will see.. in future

 

good hack

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COST ?

 

apple has a history of over charging for their higher end boxes

 

will it be 2x 3 x or 4x the price of a user built hack of the same power/speed

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COST ?

 

apple has a history of over charging for their higher end boxes

 

will it be 2x 3 x or 4x the price of a user built hack of the same power/speed

apple is doing everything in its power to keep the hackintosh community alive :)

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What? No, my friend! It will be a dual Ivy-E Xeon E5!

 

All the best!

um... nope - single CPU. One. Uno. один. Une. Einn. Ett. 12 cores - yes, Dual Processor - no.

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Do one really need the second CPU, then the one already present, has 12 (twelve) cores? I doubt that. But still, there is almost nothing left that can be upgrade (by the user) in the new MacPro.

Pro users do. 

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Pro users do. 

It depends on what kind of work the pro does, but IMO 12 cores would still be enough for most. If a pro needs more - please welcome to the Hackintosh world! :)

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um... nope - single CPU. One. Uno. один. Une. Einn. Ett. 12 cores - yes, Dual Processor - no.

 

you forgot "Un" (in french)  :P

 

It depends on what kind of work the pro does, but IMO 12 cores would still be enough for most. If a pro needs more - please welcome to the Hackintosh world! :)

a pro who uses a lot of VMs or for a server, yes  ;)

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you forgot "Un" (in french)  :P

 

a pro who uses a lot of VMs or for a server, yes  ;)

 

And who uses a lot go plugins for music and video. 

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It depends on what kind of work the pro does, but IMO 12 cores would still be enough for most. If a pro needs more - please welcome to the Hackintosh world! :)

I agree completely.

Apple has NEVER had the fastest machine around, even when they were not in the mobile business. Why would they now?

 

IMHO, users who need more power than this should look for racked units with dozens of CPUs. As for servers and VMs, UNIX systems would be a much better solution.

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