Eschewing the traditional tower design of high-end workstations, the Mac Pro is just one eighth of the previous model’s size, standing just 9.9 inches tall, but it packs a lot of power. And we mean a lot!
Designed around a thermal core that cools its components, the Mac Pro boasts a Xeon processor, dual workstation-class GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage and fast ECC memory. Six Thunderbolt 2 ports sit at the back, each one providing 20Gbps of bandwidth in one direction and able to daisy-chain up to six peripherals. They are 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 3.0 ports and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The Mac Pro can be customised with better graphics cards and more capable (but costly) Xeon processors with six, eight or 12 cores, rather than the entry-level model’s four.
The Mac Pro is an incredibly powerful computer that’ll provide you with astonishing performance for the most demanding tasks, yet it’s probably a Mac too far for most people. Also, with Thunderbolt 3 so close to availability, it’s worth delaying your purchase unless you need the Mac Pro’s power right now.
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