Mac Pro

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Es­chew­ing the tra­di­tional tower de­sign, the new Mac Pro is cylin­dri­cal, com­ing in at one eighth of the pre­vi­ous model’s size – stand­ing just 9.9 inches tall – but it packs a lot of power.

De­signed around a ther­mal core that cools its com­po­nents, the Mac Pro boasts next-gen­er­a­tion Xeon pro­ces­sor op­tions, dual work­sta­tion­class GPUs, Thun­der­bolt 2, PCIe­based flash stor­age and fast ECC mem­ory. Six Thun­der­bolt 2 ports sit at the back; this sec­ond gen­er­a­tion of In­tel’s Thun­der­bolt tech­nol­ogy is flex­i­ble enough to pro­vide a huge 20Gbps of band­width in one di­rec­tion. And each of the six Thun­der­bolt 2 ports can daisy chain up to six pe­riph­er­als, giv­ing you ac­cess to up to 36 high-per­for­mance pe­riph­er­als. It's fully back­wards com­pat­i­ble with the orig­i­nal Thun­der­bolt port too, so if you al­ready have Thun­der­bolt de­vices, you can still use them. There are also four USB 3 ports – the first time high-speed USB has been fea­tured on the Mac Pro – and two gigabit Eth­er­net ports. Nu­mer­ous cus­tom op­tions are also avail­able.

The Mac Pro is prob­a­bly a Mac too far for most users, but for those who need an in­cred­i­ble de­gree of com­put­ing power, it's ca­pa­ble of of­fer­ing as­ton­ish­ing per­for­mance.

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