Apple’s Innovative Cylindrical Mac Pro Available Starting Tomorrow
The chassis is surprisingly miniscule, measuring 9.9 inches tall, but the diminutive size belies serious hardware inside. The Mac Pro boasts 4-, 6-, 8-, or 12-core Intel Xeon processors; dual workstation-class AMD FirePro GPUs; PCIe-based flash storage; and RAM with up to 60GBps bandwidth. The machine has six Thunderbolt 2 ports on board that support a total of 36 peripherals.
The base configuration is $2,999 and offers a quad-core Intel Xeon E5 (3.7GHz, 3.6GHz Turbo), two AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (2GB each), 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of flash storage.
Apple hasn’t had a lot of sizzle lately in terms of its designs, but (at first blush, at least) this Mac Pro shows off the kind of thinking that made Apple such a dynamic and powerful company.