All-new Apple Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR now official
At Apple WWDC 2019, the company has unveiled the all-new Mac Pro as well as the Pro Display XDR.
The all-new Mac Pro gets a new design and looks more industrial. The modular enclosure features a stainless-steel space frame with an aluminum housing that can be lifted to give the user for 360-degree access to the entire system. It also uses a lattice pattern to maximize airflow and smooth handles so you can easily move it around.
Inside we have Intel Xeon W processors of up to 28-cores and 56 threads, support for up to 1.5TB 2933MHz memory (12x 128GB DIMMs), up to 4TB SSD (2x 2TB modules), up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo (2x Vega II GPUs), 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports, and a 1.4 kW Power Supply.
Apple has also introduced Afterburner, a programmable accelerator card capable of decoding up to 6.3 billion pixels per second, allowing video editors using high-quality cameras that require the conversion of native file formats into proxies for easy editing to use native formats right from the camera and decode up to three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video and 12 streams of 4K ProRes RAW video in real time.
To go along with the new Mac Pro is the Pro Display XDR which is the company’s largest Retina display ever. It features a 32-inch LCD panel with a 6016 x 3384 Retina 6K resolution, P3 wide color gamut and true 10-bit color for over 1 billion colors, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, polarizer technology for superwide, color-accurate, off-axis viewing angles, and anti-reflective coating.
The all-new Mac Pro starts at USD 5,999 and will be available to order in the fall. Pro Display XDR starts at USD 4,999, the Pro Stand is USD 999 and the VESA Mount Adapter is USD 199. All will be available to order in the fall.