Apple's Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available in December

Shawn Knight

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Apple on Wednesday announced that its new Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR will be available in December.

Revealed in June at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, the new Mac Pro represents the first major redesign of Apple’s high-end desktop since 2013. The Mac Pro starts at $5,999 which gets you an octa-core Intel Xeon W processor clocked at 3.5GHz, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, 32GB of RAM and a 256GB solid state drive.

The 32-inch Pro Display XDR (short for Extreme Dynamic Range), meanwhile, starts at $4,999 and features a Retina 6K display boasting a resolution of 6,016 x 3,384 (218 pixels per inch). A version with nano-texture glass commands an additional $1,000.

The VESA mount adapter goes for $199.

Apple only said its new products will be available in December. Specific pre-order dates and shipping windows weren’t mentioned although one has to hope that they’ll both be ready to go in time for the holidays.

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Me: 2009 Mac Pro, Xeon 6-Core, 24 GB RAM, Radeon 580, 2TB NVMe.

Sorry, Apple. Even with the fact that I can’t officially run macOS Catalina, I’m not able to wrap my head around that $6000 price tag, when I’m adequately spec’d at $2500.

And you no longer support CUDA.



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Yeah, price is utterly *****ic. Lack of nVidia support is double moronic considering that nVidia basically owns 3D market/AI/deep-learning space. Period. No amount of sugar coating from AMD fans will change that.

It seems that new MP is system only for extreme musicians, video editors and texture painters. OK, you can sculpt too, but still won't render in CUDA.