Today at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference), the Cupertino company unveiled the new modular Mac Pro desktop workstation for 2019, plus its companion XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range) display with optional matte. The new Mac Pro starts at US$5999. A rack mountable version will also be available. The companion Pro Display XDR 6K display starts at US$4999 or US$5999 for the matte (nano-texture) version. This price excludes the optional US$999 Pro Stand or alternatively, the VESA mount will cost only US$199. Both should be available in the Fall (Autumn), in the Northern Hemisphere of Planet Earth. More details ahead:
According to Apple:
Tremendous Processor Power and Massive Bandwidth
Enormous Memory Capacity and Expansion
World’s Most Powerful Graphics Architecture
Introducing Apple Afterburner, a Game-Changing Accelerator Card
Stunning Modular Enclosure with 360-Degree Access
Performance to Transform the Pro Workflow
- Blackmagic Design brings full CPU and multi-GPU accelerated 8K real-time editing, effects and color correction in ProRes 4444 for the first time on any system.
- Avid can enable support for up to six HDX cards, resulting in more IO, increased voice count and two times the real-time DSP processing than any other system can achieve in Pro Tools.
- Maxon’s Cinema 4D is seeing 20 percent faster GPU render performance when compared to a Windows workstation maxed out with three NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 graphics cards.