Apple just gave developers at WWDC a sneak peek of the next Mac Pro, a revolutionary and radical new design for the next ten years. “Can’t innovate anymore, my ass!” quips Phil Schiller.
It’s a major departure, with a new stealth look. The new Mac Pro is built around a new unified thermal core, with a new generation 12-core Xeon processor. Twice as fast as the previous generation. The memory’s also super charged, 1866MHz DD3 with a 60GBps bandwidth. This is a powerhouse.
The internal storage is new PCIe Flash, which is 2.5X faster than any flash ever built, and ten times faster than the fastest Mac hard drive.
It’s expandable through Thunderbolt 2, with 20GBps throughput. That’s double the performance of industry standard. This will be problematic for some types of expansion, like video. It comes with six Thunderbolt ports, driven by three Thunderbolt controllers.
The new Mac Pro comes with dual workstation GPUs, with 528 GBps total bandwidth. It also supports up to 3 4K displays.
“This is a Mac unlike any that we have ever made,” says Schiller. And it’s tiny: just 1/8th the size of the past Mac Pro.
The Mac Pro is coming this Fall. And guess what? It’s 100% Made in the USA. We called it.