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Sneak peek: The next-gen Apple Mac Pro

Tech | | June 11, 2013, 2:05 pm
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Apple showed a sneak peek into the future of the pro desktop with a first look at the next generation Mac Pro at WWDC 2013.

Apple showed a sneak peek into the future of the pro desktop with a first look at the next generation Mac Pro at WWDC 2013.

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It is engineered with next-generation Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based flash storage, and ultra-fast ECC memory.

It is engineered with next-generation Xeon processors, dual workstation-class GPUs, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based flash storage, and ultra-fast ECC memory.

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It is 9.9-inch tall.

It is 9.9-inch tall.

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The next generation Mac Pro is the most expandable Mac ever built.

The next generation Mac Pro is the most expandable Mac ever built.

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With two AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, the all-new Mac Pro is touted to be up to 2.5 times faster than the current Mac Pro.

With two AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, the all-new Mac Pro is touted to be up to 2.5 times faster than the current Mac Pro.

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Next-generation Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 core configurations is claimed to deliver double the floating point performance.

Next-generation Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 12 core configurations is claimed to deliver double the floating point performance.

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 It promises faster connectivity through Thunderbolt 2 ports and better graphics performance.

It promises faster connectivity through Thunderbolt 2 ports and better graphics performance.

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It will be available later this year and will be assembled in the United States, consistent with Apple's previous pledge to move manufacturing of one of its existing lines of Mac computers to the US.

It will be available later this year and will be assembled in the United States, consistent with Apple's previous pledge to move manufacturing of one of its existing lines of Mac computers to the US.

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The next generation Mac Pro will be available later this year.

The next generation Mac Pro will be available later this year.

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The next generation Mac Pro is architected around an ingenious unified thermal core that allows the desktop to share its entire thermal capacity across all the processors.

The next generation Mac Pro is architected around an ingenious unified thermal core that allows the desktop to share its entire thermal capacity across all the processors.

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Each of the six Thunderbolt 2 ports supports up to six daisy-chained devices, giving you the ability to connect up to 36 high-performance peripherals.

Each of the six Thunderbolt 2 ports supports up to six daisy-chained devices, giving you the ability to connect up to 36 high-performance peripherals.

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The new Mac Pro lets you edit full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background.

The new Mac Pro lets you edit full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background.

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With two AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, the all-new Mac Pro is said to be up to 2.5 times faster than the current Mac Pro.

With two AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, the all-new Mac Pro is said to be up to 2.5 times faster than the current Mac Pro.