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Here's what Apple's $6,000 cheese grater Mac Pro looks like on the inside
By Marcus Gilmer
After months of waiting, Apple's new, powerful (and expensive) Mac Pro is here, cheese grater casing and all. And while we've gotten up close with it in the past, the folks at iFixIt have done their thing and popped it open for all to see.
Known for their tear-downs of new tech in an effort to help users understand how they can fix their own devices, despite Apple's best efforts to prevent that, iFixIt's video here is even cooler than usual because of the new Mac Pro's power and it being a modular computer.
And, yes, they try to shred cheese with that case.
This isn't even iFixIt's full tear-down of the Mac Pro, either, just an initial 20-minute look which means there's even more to come. Here's hoping that will include those $400 wheels.
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MKBHD unboxes Apple's new cheese grater Mac Pro
Apple gave MKBHD an early look at the new Mac Pro confirming what we already knew: it still looks like a cheese grater, it's super fast, and extremely expensive. Oh, each model also comes with two Apple logo stickers. "The biggest Apple stickers I've ever seen," says MKHD.
Maxing out all the specs — A top-of-the-line Mac Pro with all of the maxed-out configurations (with $400 wheels and $250 Magic Mouse 2 and Magic TrackPad 2) totals up to $52,748. For the same money, you can get something like 5,860 of Apple's headphone jack dongles. Decisions, decisions, decisions...
What he's testing — His review unit was configured with a 2.5GHz 28-core Intel Xeon W processor, 384GB (that's not a typo) of 2,933MHz DDR4 RAM, and dual AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs with 32GB of video RAM, 4TB of storage, and Apple's custom afterburner card for accelerating performance. He's also testing two 32-inch 6K Pro Display XDR monitors.
It's quiet and blazing fast — Not surprising: it's quiet and cooled entirely with airflow through the fans, not with any liquid-cooling system like most PCs. Apple loves making quiet computers, after all.
Also not surprising: it's a really fast Mac (it had better be starting at $6,000). His Mac Pro scored 1,180 on single-core and 21,303 on multi-core tests on Geekbench 5. In a video rendering comparison, the Mac Pro managed to render a 5-minute-long video made up of 8K RED RAW footage in 4 minutes and 20 seconds. In comparison, the new 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro rendered the same video in about 20 minutes an iMac Pro took about 12 minutes. So yeah, it's fast.
Apple’s new ‘cheese grater’ Mac Pro will be available Tuesday
Apple’s new Mac Pro is about to go on sale. The top-of-the-line Mac, anticipated by power users for its jaw-dropping specs, and by Apple design fans for its cheese-grater-like appearance, will be available for preorders beginning Tuesday.
It’s the computer’s first update in six years and it looks drastically different than its predecessor. Apple ditched the previous “trash can” cylinder design for a more traditional tower shape that has several holes for cooling and a handle on top. The computer is loaded with a 28-core Intel and 1.5 TB of system memory.
It comes at a cost: $6,000 for the computer alone. Cusotmers can also have to buy the 32-inch 6K retina LCD display, called the Pro Display XDR, for an additional $4,999. There’s also a $999 monitor stand, but the computer can be used without it if you lean the monitor against the computer or purchase a mount adapter.
The computer could cost more than $52,000 if a shopper chooses all the high-end options and pre-installed software. For example, Apple is selling 1.5 TB of memory that costs an additional $25,000.
Apple first showed off the Mac Pro at its World Wide Developers Conference in June. Although it preorders will be available Tuesday, when it will actually ship remains unclear.
The computer is built in the United States because of a federal tariff exclusion it received for several key parts of the device. Over the summer, reports indicated Apple might move assembly of the product from a Texas plant to China because of the US-China trade war.
President Donald Trump toured the plant in November, where he falsely claimed he “opened” it despite the fact that Apple has been making the Mac Pro at the Austin facility since 2013.
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