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Sounds more like too expensive for a starter, too barebones for a pro.

I still think Apple should engineer the Mini back down to $499 and drop an ad or two about it. Really pump through the marketshare.
This might be possible with Haswell desktop chips. Desktop chips might help pricing if they still sell at a discount to mobile chips. In the case of Haswell though I'm not certain there is a huge difference in the chips. But if that pricing differential is still there they might be able to easily know $100 off the base units price.
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Yeah, the desktop touch revolution is coming soon, but it's an older Mini that would be able to jump right into that.

I don't see a huge demand for desktop touch. In fact it would be a waste of time in my estimation. Now a non contact gesture based interface - that would be interesting.
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I second dropping the base Mac mini to $499 especially if by default it will remain with a 500 GB 5,400rpm HDD.

They should be able to do a SSD at that price though it would be small for many users.

The interesting thing here is that Haswell desktop chips are available in the 45 watt zone. These might not be ideal chips for the Mini but they are getting close to being able to dump the mobile chips. That right there improves pricing possibilities.
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… Huh? Fusion Drives start with 128 as the SSD…

That is based on stuff posted to the net awhile back that fusion only supports use on a specific partition size. I don't know if that is true or not. Still my point is if the disk is big enough most users cold better leverage the boot/app disk with a data disk approach vs a fusion approach. Fusions approach is automatic management but with a suitably large boot disk management isn't any different than on a conventional machine.

Will need to read up on fusion drive though.
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Xeon Haswell E3 3.5Ghz quad-core server processors are now in stock at Newegg.  

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Originally Posted by Conrail View Post
Xeon Haswell E3 3.5Ghz quad-core server processors are now in stock at Newegg.  

 

That's not Haswell.

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Xeon Haswell E3 3.5Ghz quad-core server processors are now in stock at Newegg.  

That's not Haswell.

E3 ones are Haswell:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116909
http://ark.intel.com/products/series/75143

but they don't typically get used in the Mac Pro as the processors are just single socket. They might be ok in the entry model but dual would be the E5. Usually with the entry model, they use older CPUs but I doubt they'd do that this time. They shouldn't really be using the previous generation starting at $2500 anyway.
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That's not Haswell.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116904

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E3 ones are Haswell:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116909
http://ark.intel.com/products/series/75143

but they don't typically get used in the Mac Pro as the processors are just single socket. They might be ok in the entry model but dual would be the E5. Usually with the entry model, they use older CPUs but I doubt they'd do that this time. They shouldn't really be using the previous generation starting at $2500 anyway.

Ever since quad core Xeons have existed they've had single socket and dual socket mac pros with several current generation processor choices. 

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Originally Posted by Marvin View Post
E3 ones are Haswell:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116909
http://ark.intel.com/products/series/75143

but they don't typically get used in the Mac Pro as the processors are just single socket. They might be ok in the entry model but dual would be the E5. Usually with the entry model, they use older CPUs but I doubt they'd do that this time. They shouldn't really be using the previous generation starting at $2500 anyway.

 

Man, so they're just ignoring Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge? 


OH. Hey! These! Single socket, but still a Xeon! Something tells me this might be what they use in the Mac Pro redesign, if it's happening.

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Man, so they're just ignoring Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge? 


OH. Hey! These! Single socket, but still a Xeon! Something tells me this might be what they use in the Mac Pro redesign, if it's happening.

They are the equivalent of what goes into the imac. They have 4 more pci lanes and support ECC ram. but they lack integrated graphics. Everyone on here tends to view thunderbolt as a high priority, as the mac pro is the only machine without it. If that is the case you only really gain ECC ram using these. Thunderbolt would probably be easier to implement on the i7 versions. The E3s are equivalent in performance to an imac of the same generation. Some have hyperthreading disabled just like desktop i5s.

 

 

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E3 ones are Haswell:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116909
http://ark.intel.com/products/series/75143

but they don't typically get used in the Mac Pro as the processors are just single socket. They might be ok in the entry model but dual would be the E5. Usually with the entry model, they use older CPUs but I doubt they'd do that this time. They shouldn't really be using the previous generation starting at $2500 anyway.


Once again that makes no sense. Those use a totally different socket, so you wouldn't be able to share parts with anything outside that entry model. They also couldn't use the imac logic board even though the sockets would be the same. The Xeon and i7 variants aren't specifically compatible. The highest E3 is also roughly the same price as the lower E5 that would probably be used in an entry model mac pro. Either way it's a roughly $300 quad cpu. The difference here would be E5-16xx vs E5-24xx. I don't think Intel is going to pull the partial refresh thing again like they did with westmere.

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The gist:
• It will be heavily reliant on Thunderbolt
• There will be no internal expandability
• It will have support for dual GPUs with three-monitor support right out of the box
• No [Firewire 800] or optical drive
• It will be released in the fall
• It will be a completely new design

“While some of those details have shown up before, the rumored changes suggest something much closer to a souped-up Mac Mini than the $2,499, expandable desktop tower Apple has kept largely unchanged (physically) for the past decade,”

MacDailyNews Take: Who needs internal expansion with Thunderbolt’s speed and Jony Ive’s design ability? It’s time to rethink the professional desktop. Exterior expansion can be done neatly, especially with Jony Ive’s team on the case.


Read more at http://macdailynews.com/2013/06/03/apples-new-mac-pro-no-internal-expandability-closer-to-beefy-mac-mini-launches-this-autumn-sources-say/#7AsJKDp4KOkDSS5P.99 

 

Thought Marv', Wizard, Dark Defender and others may find this juicy bit interesting... ;)

 

Lemon Bon Bon.

You know, for a company that specializes in the video-graphics market, you'd think that they would offer top-of-the-line GPUs...

 

WITH THE NEW MAC PRO THEY FINALLY DID!  (But you bend over for it.)

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Man, so they're just ignoring Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge?

For some reason the E5/E7 fell behind so they were on Sandy Bridge when E3 was on Ivy Bridge. Apple skipped Sandy Bridge E5 but Ivy Bridge E5 is next.
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Something tells me this might be what they use in the Mac Pro redesign, if it's happening.

It couldn't be all that they used as they'd be stuck at quad-core. Typically they use older generations in the entry model - perhaps to hit a certain volume of chips to get a good price from Intel. If it's just to upsell people to the more expensive models, they have the option of using Sandy Bridge in the entry model.

HP uses E3 chips in their entry-level servers and some versions come with GT2 integrated graphics:

http://www.intel.co.uk/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/guides/performance-xeon-e3-1200-hd-graphics-p4000-guide.pdf

There was an article about Mac Pro inventory drying up:

http://www.mactrast.com/2013/05/mac-pro-seeing-widespread-retail-stockouts-ahead-of-wwdc/

but the Ivy Bridge chips aren't available until Q3 (starts July). I'd guess that they are letting reseller inventory dry up completely to save them having pretty much obsolete hardware as soon as the new ones arrive.

Intel hasn't set a firm date so if they launch in July, Apple would be able to announce new ones at WWDC and ship in 4 weeks or so. If the chips arrive in September, they could still announce new ones but it would end up like the iMac launch.
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Originally Posted by Lemon Bon Bon 
Thought Marv', Wizard, Dark Defender and others may find this juicy bit interesting... 1wink.gif

https://www.facebook.com/MacProsPlease/posts/618830514796717

It reads like a lot of rumours unfortunately. That is to say, discussions forums go over a lot of details, work up a few possibilities. Then someone wants some click-bait and so they pick and choose options that will get people talking and wrap it behind 'unnamed but credible sources'.

I'd rather they went the Thunderbolt route with it but it makes more sense to do this with the Falcon Ridge Thunderbolt controller. As for dual-GPU, that would have to mean an integrated GPU and one in a GPU slot - every new Mac with a dedicated GPU is a dual-GPU machine.

If it did mean dual-dedicated + integrated, they could go the MXM route for GPUs. A single 780MX would be fine for real-time graphics and they could offer Quadros, Radeons etc as a second GPU. They might be able to clock them high enough that there's negligible difference between them and full-size variants.
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Given the information from Macdailynews sources...

 

The 'Xeon' issue may even become a mute one.  

 

It may depend greatly on how or if the 'Mac Pro' makes it out of its 1000 day gestation...

 

MAYBE, it will be something DIFFERENT seeing as Apple is increasingly 'consumer' to 'prosumer' focused (in that order...) from software to hardware...

 

'Souped up Mini' anyone?

 

;)

 

Lemon Bon Bon.

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WITH THE NEW MAC PRO THEY FINALLY DID!  (But you bend over for it.)

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But if the Xeon chips Apple will use in the redesign arrived in September...

 

...that would tie in with the 'souped up mini' release in the fall?

 

(Do Intel do a consumer 6 core chip?)

 

Lemon Bon Bon.

You know, for a company that specializes in the video-graphics market, you'd think that they would offer top-of-the-line GPUs...

 

WITH THE NEW MAC PRO THEY FINALLY DID!  (But you bend over for it.)

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post #495 of 516
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but the Ivy Bridge chips aren't available until Q3 (starts July). I'd guess that they are letting reseller inventory dry up completely to save them having pretty much obsolete hardware as soon as the new ones arrive.

Intel hasn't set a firm date so if they launch in July, Apple would be able to announce new ones at WWDC and ship in 4 weeks or so. If the chips arrive in September, they could still announce new ones but it would end up like the iMac launch
...

 

The last paragraph may be a possibility.  I'd love to see a 'Pro' Mini launch at the WWDC.  Heaven knows it could use the publicity and shine some attention on the desktop line...and boost sales if it offers a great re-design, power and bang for buck.  I wouldn't mind it shipping much later as they did with the iMac.

 

Got a bad feeling it will be laptops only and we'll see the 'Soup' later in the year. :/

 

I hope it's sooner...

 

Lemon Bon Bon.

You know, for a company that specializes in the video-graphics market, you'd think that they would offer top-of-the-line GPUs...

 

WITH THE NEW MAC PRO THEY FINALLY DID!  (But you bend over for it.)

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For some reason the E5/E7 fell behind so they were on Sandy Bridge when E3 was on Ivy Bridge. Apple skipped Sandy Bridge E5 but Ivy Bridge E5 is next.
It couldn't be all that they used as they'd be stuck at quad-core.

That is old news in itself. They're different chips entirely. The only thing that is the same is the name Xeon. Notice how the "enthusiast class" i7s also met with delays. Those pair up with some of the lower Xeon EP models. E3s basically use the mainstream chips that go into most desktop machines. They came early with nehalem then slipped later Sandy. I'm curious whether more of the high core count stuff will go to GPGPU on the desktop and workstation end. 12 core X86 chips (so x2 for 24 total hyperthreaded to 48) seem more aligned with data center use with vms.

 

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Typically they use older generations in the entry model - perhaps to hit a certain volume of chips to get a good price from Intel. If it's just to upsell people to the more expensive models, they have the option of using Sandy Bridge in the entry model.

That only happened 2009 and on. I'm not sure whether you looked this up, but intel didn't release a complete lineup with westmere. The least expensive one was the 2.4 used in the 8 core. It wasn't any faster than the 2.8 nehalem version, yet it cost more to buy and implement. I think they're releasing v2 versions on all of the Sandy Bridge E 16xx ones.

 

 

 

 

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HP uses E3 chips in their entry-level servers and some versions come with GT2 integrated graphics:

http://www.intel.co.uk/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/guides/performance-xeon-e3-1200-hd-graphics-p4000-guide.pdf

There was an article about Mac Pro inventory drying up:

http://www.mactrast.com/2013/05/mac-pro-seeing-widespread-retail-stockouts-ahead-of-wwdc/

I was unaware that some of them gained igpus. I still can't see them going this direction unless it caps out there. It lacks the component sharing advantages that I mentioned previous. If they did drop to E3s, perhaps Sonnet would lose that xmac trademark.

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Man, so they're just ignoring Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge? 


OH. Hey! These! Single socket, but still a Xeon! Something tells me this might be what they use in the Mac Pro redesign, if it's happening.

Anything is possible but these chips come up short in addressable memory. That is something that I suspect most Mac Pro users would be concerned with. Still the processors themselves are nothing to sneeze at.

I'm still of the opinion that if Apple has a Mac Pro ready to go at WWDC then they will have likely worked closely with Intel on an as yet unreleased chip. I just don't see this E3 as good enough to flesh out the entire line. It is good enough for an entry level motherboard that I've speculated about, but I can't see Apple debuting a low end Mac Pro solution without a high end option.

So either we get something not yet announced or the Mac Pro replacement is a few more months down the road.
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Thought Marv', Wizard, Dark Defender and others may find this juicy bit interesting... 1wink.gif

Lemon Bon Bon.

Very interesting Lemon very interesting!

It isn't exactly what I'm thinking about but does have some common points of interest. I don't like the implication that they will give up expansion capability. The fact is some vendors will never transition their hardware to TB, either because of TBs bandwidth limitations or because of the expense. So dropping PCI Express completely would be very difficult for many professionals.

The other comment about no internal expansion is that you really need variability in internal secondary storage. Even if that storage comes on a plug in card there needs to be slots to support those storage cards.

On the flips side Apple would be able to put a huge amount of processing power on somebodies desk fairly cheap. I'm still thinking $1200-$1500 for an entry level machine. With the high end models coming in much higher in the price sheet.

By the way I don't see this as a Mini on steroids, Apple will still need a fairly large box to accommodate all the hardware, especially in a dual socket board. The GPUs will likely be integrated on the motherboard too. All of this adds up to a big board. Big board means big box relative to the Mini but on the other hand much smaller than the current Mac Pro. I'd like to see a board of about 8" x 16" with the idea that the final chassis would fit into a half wide rack position. The board could be shorter, it all depends upon just what gets squeezed into the box.
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The last paragraph may be a possibility.
Right now the best XEON solutions for this machine don't arrive until September. At least they are listed as such on some web sites. That of course supposes that Apple would wait to launch with Haswell derived XEONs. The reality is they don't have to wait for the Haswell based devices to launch as the CPUs in the Haswell derived chips have only modest performance gains. Significant power savings yes, but those are only significant in lower power states. A 65 watt chip after all is still 65 watts.
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 I'd love to see a 'Pro' Mini launch at the WWDC.  Heaven knows it could use the publicity and shine some attention on the desktop line...and boost sales if it offers a great re-design, power and bang for buck.  I wouldn't mind it shipping much later as they did with the iMac.
The problem here is the power supply and cooling. Apple seem to be very reluctant to actually scale the power supply in the Mini. This means that performance is limited by the wattage allocated to the CPU. Apple would have to break from previous practice.

All this being said it does look like Mini could get a significant boost from Haswell even with standard desktop or laptop chips. At the same wattage points GPU performance will improve in a very positive manner.
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Got a bad feeling it will be laptops only and we'll see the 'Soup' later in the year. :/
Maybe not as many laptops as hoped. I still haven't seen a listing in any of the leaks about a suitable processor for the AIRs. We may wake up tomorrow and find a different array of processors but it looks like we will have a long drawn out Haswell debut.
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I hope it's sooner...

Lemon Bon Bon.
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I want to see a new Mac Pro that can cover two distinct sections of the desktop segment.

 

The first is what the Mac Pro was originally designed for, the DCC folk. Give me fast Xeon CPUs, a LOT of RAM & the ability (in drivers, OS & app support) to run nVidia Quadro GPUs & Tesla cards. I am looking at a combination of a nVidia Quadro K5000 & Tesla K20 here. Okay Quadro K6000 once they ship…

 

The second is the gamers out there. Allow the chassis to also be used as the mythical xMac, with lower priced consumer CPUs. Toss in a nVidia TITAN and my WoW rig would be good to go…

 

 

 

Maybe have support for http://www.fusionio.com/products/iofx/ in the OS & the Final Cut suite of software, to go along with a shiny new 30" ThunderBolt Retina display. I am looking at the emerging 4K video market here…

 

 

 

Just dreaming about the possibilities that could lie ahead…!

 


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The second is the gamers out there. Allow the chassis to also be used as the mythical xMac, with lower priced consumer CPUs. Toss in a nVidia TITAN and my WoW rig would be good to go…

 

Apple doesn't care at all about gaming. And a Titan for World of Warcraft? That's like bringing an M-1 Abrams to a knife fight.

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Apple doesn't care at all about gaming. And a Titan for World of Warcraft? That's like bringing an M-1 Abrams to a knife fight.

Maybe a nVidia TITAN card is a bit overkill for WoW, but maybe I want to hedge my bets and have an appropriately named card in place when Blizzard releases their Super Secret Skunkworks Next-Gen MMO Project, codenamed Titan…! ;^p

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Intel announces Thunderbolt 2. I recant my end-of-year position. The new Mac Pro will be the feature product at WWDC!

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Intel announces Thunderbolt 2. I recant my end-of-year position. The new Mac Pro will be the feature product at WWDC!

Are you suggesting it might be TB 2, or TB 1 and stuck behind for a product generation? That would suck.
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Originally Posted by JeffDM View Post
Are you suggesting it might be TB 2, or TB 1 and stuck behind for a product generation? That would suck.

 

Apple's between a hard place and another hard place, being smashed together with rocks.


Either they release a new Mac Pro now and have it be immediately outdated by TB2 later or they have to hold off that much longer to wait for it…

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Good point TS!
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Apple's between a hard place and another hard place, being smashed together with rocks.


Either they release a new Mac Pro now and have it be immediately outdated by TB2 later or they have to hold off that much longer to wait for it…

I think they will hold off on actually shipping the new Mac Pro until they can actually get all the parts they need, but there SHOULD be some announcement & preview of the machine at WWDC…

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Originally Posted by MacRonin View Post
I think they will hold off on actually shipping the new Mac Pro until they can actually get all the parts they need, but there SHOULD be some announcement & preview of the machine at WWDC…

 

Just… as long as they actually allow PREORDERS in the three or so months it's off the market. My stars. They can't let another iMac fiasco happen.

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Well, re the original post in this thread, it's now spring and no announcement on a new MacPro yet. If there is an announcement it'll probably be for a June 20 introduction with availability stating September 20.

 

Well, right now it looks like this post from April is either pretty much right on or way too optimistic.

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Just psyched for Monday, hoping for a new Mac Pro reveal of some sort; a general overview, some specs, some sexy product shots…

 

Hardware Porn…!!!

 

Maybe they are getting another early availability deal from Intel on the new Xeon CPUs…

 

nVidia Tesla compatibility would be sweet as well; I could build a Macximus Pro workstation…!!!

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Are you suggesting it might be TB 2, or TB 1 and stuck behind for a product generation? That would suck.

 

I'm saying the Pro will ship in the early fall with TB2

Apple will likely have early access to TB2 and Intel's announcement of the tech seems timed to allow for a WWDC intro.

 

The selling point of TB2 is 4K displays, H.265 has been finalized and a new version of Final Cut is due.

 

Video will be the killer app for the new Pro, with FCP users encouraged to get their 4K movies ready for another new Apple product coming this October. 1wink.gif

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Maybe with fire-breathing 4K crunching shiny new Mac Pros, Apple might announce some hot, Hot, HOT new software for the professional market…

 

Get Final Cut X & Motion optimized for a nVidia Maximus-ized Mac Pro…

 

Also, can we get a bootable version of the Fusion-io ioFX 1.6TB SSD PCIe card…?!?

 

Finally, Apple should buy Luxology/The Foundry… ;^p This would give Apple 3D software & allow the blending of Shake & Nuke to make an all-new compositing app…

 

Time for a Phenomenon, anyone…!?! ;^p

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Just psyched for Monday, hoping for a new Mac Pro reveal of some sort; a general overview, some specs, some sexy product shots…

Hardware Porn…!!!
Yes exciting.
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Maybe they are getting another early availability deal from Intel on the new Xeon CPUs…
Actually early access to TB2 would be wonderful as that would permit supporting lots of new interesting features especially higher res displays. As for CPUs I'm actually hoping for something non mainstream. Even so they want gain much by gong to Haswell XEONs as there is not a vast amount of improvements to the cores computational wise. There is however significant power saving to be had in idle modes.
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nVidia Tesla compatibility would be sweet as well; I could build a Macximus Pro workstation…!!!
Nope I don't see nVidia in this machine. They are nice at single precision but AMD does double precision much better and at a far lower cost. Plus AMD is hell bent on making heterogeneous computing work.
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I'm saying the Pro will ship in the early fall with TB2
Apple will likely have early access to TB2 and Intel's announcement of the tech seems timed to allow for a WWDC intro.
The timing of that was very interesting indeed. However considering Apples partnership with Intel here I wouldn't be surprised if early release to Apple is possible. I could see a TB2 equipped Mac Pro shipping any time after WWDC.
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The selling point of TB2 is 4K displays, H.265 has been finalized and a new version of Final Cut is due.
Which is another probable hardware announcement from Apple. A 4k display would make a lot of sense alongside a NEW Mac Pro. However I suspect that another selling point would be even faster connections to disk arrays.
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Video will be the killer app for the new Pro, with FCP users encouraged to get their 4K movies ready for another new Apple product coming this October. 1wink.gif
Video has always been a killer app for the Mac Pro. However don't forget that many of use never use our Macs for video work, it isn't the only reason for a Mac Pro.
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Apple doesn't care at all about gaming. And a Titan for World of Warcraft? That's like bringing an M-1 Abrams to a knife fight.

You're sure to win. 

 

I love an uneven fight, when I win.

Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

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Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

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Maybe a nVidia TITAN card is a bit overkill for WoW, but maybe I want to hedge my bets and have an appropriately named card in place when Blizzard releases their Super Secret Skunkworks Next-Gen MMO Project, codenamed Titan…! ;^p

Meh, they can't, CCP would sue them...

Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

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Social Capitalist, dreamer and wise enough to know I'm never going to grow up anyway... so not trying anymore.

 

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