by Mikee Ocampo Falcis
Apple has done it again, creating something beyond expectations. The ultra high-end machine, with an ultra powerful specs sheet and ultra-high performance, the latest version of the Mac Pro. And we have it here in Manila Bulletin TechLab.
The new Mac Pro is bundled with the finest cutting-edge technology, starting with the new-generation Intel Xeon E5, available with 4, 6, 8, or 12 cores of processing power. And with up to 30MB of L3 cache, 40GB/s of PCI Express gen 3 bandwidth, and 256-bit-wide floating-point instructions, you’ll never be at a loss for speed.
Mac Pro is engineered for workstation graphics with dual GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage, high-performance Thunderbolt 2, new-generation Xeon processors, ultrafast memory, and support for 4K video. With a specs sheet like this, the new Mac Pro easily boasts state-of-the-art performance across the board.
It supports up to 64GB of memory and delivers up to 60GB/s of memory bandwidth, which means you can fly through even the most compute-intensive tasks in no time. Since it’s ECC memory, your render job, video export, or simulation won’t be stopped by transient memory errors.
The new Mac Pro has an even more powerful. It boasts a state-of-the-art AMD FirePro workstation-class GPU — it features two of them. And each is available with 2GB, 3GB, or 6GB of dedicated VRAM and up to 2048 stream processors. With all that power, you’ll be able to do things like seamlessly edit full-resolution 4K video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background — and still have enough power to connect up to three high-resolution 4K displays.
There’s flash storage, and a next-generation PCIe-based flash storage which is 2.4 times faster than the fastest SATA-based solid-state drive and up to 10 times faster than a 7200-rpm SATA hard drive.
The new Mac Pro is designed around a new PCIe-based flash controller technology to deliver the fastest solid-state drives available standard in a desktop computer.
Network access over three-stream 802.11ac Wi-Fi for the latest in high-speed wireless connectivity. For all your other wireless connections, Mac Pro includes Bluetooth 4.0. It’s the easiest way to connect your keyboard, mouse, and other wireless devices without having to physically attach anything.