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News Apple teases new Mac Pro, with stunning new design

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 10 Jun 2013.

  1. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    no its great - why have a bulky HDD - when you can have one either as a NAS or on thunderbolt??
     
  2. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I know your designs and I trully love them. To be honest, my next build is going to be based on thin-ITX (mSATA / NGFF SSD, no GPU, no PSU, no ODD, no HDD) ... but this is not aimed to be a CAD / Audio workstation. I do run audio through USB DAC too :D

    I don't know if you remember my first deisng ? This was a huge vertical monolithic workstation :

    http://www.bit-tech.net/modding/2011/02/08/phobya-design-a-case-competition/3

    Now, I'm fed up with games (except a lil minecraft here and there). I do not want a huge computer, sucking tones of watts from the wall plug. When I see Haswell IGP, it's is more than enough, even for playing with some 3D modeling (made complexe 3D animations on a AMD Xp 2000 with 512MB of RAM and a 64MB geforce4 lol). I hope we'll see some thin-ITX mobos using LGA1150 socket.

    What I do not like about this mac pro is the lack of expansion (or you'll have to buy a Thunderbolt --> PCIe chassis, thus ruining the fact of having a design and compact power house.

    Audio producer often uses sound cards that costs several thousands of euros ... what are they going to use ?

    About CAD, I do love Firepros but what if you need Cuda ? What if your CAD soft runs far better with Quadro than with Firepros ?

    Seriously ? A single W9000 has 8x DP, so two of them should give you 16x DP ... where are they ? Where did the 3D Stereoscopic connector go ? What if you need a world clock ? Sync cards ?

    The answer is : Buy a thunderbolt to pcie chassis ... pretty expensive and undesign solution.
     
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  3. jrs77

    jrs77 Well-Known Member

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    Most of the modern audio-interfaces (Synthesizers, Mixers, Pads, whatever) run on USB, so noone really needs an internal soundcard anymore. Soundcards are a relict these days as USB delivers the same soundquality and low latencies.

    And for the rest... When was the last time you've seen someone with a MacPro, who actually opened the case? And when was the last time you saw software for MacOSX that wasn't 100% compatible with a run-of-the-mill MacPro?

    If Apple decides to go 100% intel-CPU + AMD-GPUs, without being able to change these parts then you can be assured that all software released for MacOSX will run on this machine without problems. That's atleast my experience with Apple while I was working in an agency for several years before I decided to go freelance.

    People who usually buy an Apple-product don't want to bother with the hardware, but expect these machines to work as they are sold, just like a laptop/notebook would.

    EDIT: And btw... allthough I'm building Wintel-machines for allmost two decades now, I've never done any upgrades to my initial builds, but buy a new rig instead when something doesn't work anmore the way I want. Upgradebility is the last thing I care about really, aslong as the rig does what I want it to for two or three years, before I buy a new rig anyways.
    I'd actually buy a Dell or HP rig, if it wasn't for their pitiful cases and cooling, as they offer me 24/7 service-packages, just like Apple. For a professional that's what you want actually, 24/7-service-plans and in Apples case I can go to the next Apple-store around the corner to get this service.
     
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  4. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    In all fairness, the only drawback is the non removable graphics card and the fact this thing might look like a canister bomb.

    Th software shoujld be pretty fit for it and there's enough thunderbolt to not worry about storage (even if you did, it's speed is quick enough to not worry about slow write times).

    In other words, as long as they allow you to magically swap out the cards (say a modified MXM) format. This is a winner.
     
  5. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    TBH, I saw it, and said "meh".

    I'm actually one of the few that kinda find (newer) Macs to be... ugly's on the harsh side...

    Still, someone show me temps of this thing.
     
  6. AmEv

    AmEv Meow meow. See yall in 2-ish years!

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    TBH, I saw it, and said "meh".

    I'm actually one of the few that kinda find (newer) Macs to be... ugly's on the harsh side...

    Still, someone show me temps of this thing.
     
  7. XXAOSICXX

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    For the consumer market, sure...not for the Pro market (which, you might say - given the name of the Mac PRO - is who the device is aimed at).
     
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