Apple introduces the new Mac Pro
The new Mac Pro is possibly one of the coolest looking workstations ever made. Though it has been compared to everything from a trashcan to Darth Vader's helmet, there's no denying that it's a welcome change from a standard tower. Plus, inside, it's a monster.
Apple intends this to be a computer you can keep for up to ten years. The components it crammed into the Mac Pro's surprisingly small case may just be able to hold up that promise. The new workstation also uses up to 70 percent less energy than the previous version and is only one eighth the size.
The base model features a 3.7 GHz quad-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (2 GB of VRAM each), 12 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB PCIe SSD. A bigger model is also available with a 3.5 GHz hexa-core Intel Xeon E5 processor, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs (3 GB of VRAM each), 16 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB PCIe SSD.
Still not enough for you? Configure-to-order options can take it up to dodeca-core (read 12 cores) Intel Xeon E5 processors, dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs (6 GB of VRAM each), up to 64 GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of PCIe SSDs.
The new Mac Pro will be available in December. The two ready-to-ship configurations are priced at US$2999 and US$3999 respectively.