Moscow, June 4 — “News. Economy” on Monday, June 3, was a presentation of Apple, opening the conference for developers WWDC 2019. As usual, the company introduced new versions of their operating systems for smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices. Apple finally showed the new desktop Mac Pro, the latest version of which was released in 2013.
Apple introduced the new professional workstation Mac Pro and Apple display Pro Display XDR also for professional use. The new Mac Pro is equipped with a Xeon class workstations with up to 28 cores, high memory capacity up to 1.5 TB, up to eight PCIe expansion slots, inside you can install four video cards AMD Radeon Vega Pro, giving a total performance of 56 teraflops and 128 gigabytes of memory.
“The Mac Pro is designed for those who need a modular system with extremely high performance, scalability and configuration. The new Mac Pro Xeon powerful processors, impressive amount of memory, advanced graphics, PCIe expansion slots, fee acceleration Afterburner and stunning design. This is a real monster, which professionals will be able to carry out the best in your life projects, said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior Vice President of Apple’s worldwide marketing. — The perfect complement to the all-new Mac Pro will be an incredibly powerful professional monitor Pro Display XDR. He Retina resolution 6K, great colors, and incredibly high brightness and contrast, and exceptionally user-friendly design. Pro Display XDR has the full set of characteristics of all monitors ever offered in this price segment.”
Professionals who work with the largest projects, analyze huge amounts of data and run multiple demanding applications simultaneously, Mac Pro offers a huge amount of memory to meet the growing needs. The new Mac Pro with six-channel architecture of storage, and 12 DIMM slots for physical has a total memory of 1.5 TB is the largest volume ever on a Mac. And eight expansion slots PCI Express — twice more than on the previous-generation Mac Pro, — provide opportunities for system expansion and creation of the configurations previously inaccessible in the format of a single workstation.
For designers who create 3D graphics in movies, work with 8K images and design complex three-dimensional landscapes, graphics performance is important as nothing else. Module graphics of the Apple MPX Module has a built-in Thunderbolt port and a power greater than 500 W — for the first time among graphics cards. And to provide exceptionally quiet operation, the MPX Module is cooled by the internal cooling system of the Mac Pro.
Mac Pro is equipped with GPU Radeon 580X Pro or better. For the first time on a Mac Pro, you can select a graphics processor Radeon Pro Vega II with the computing power up to 14 teraflops and 32 GB of memory with a bandwidth of 1 TB/s.
Also available is a Mac Pro with a graphics system Radeon Pro Vega II Duo, consisting of two processors Vega II with a power of 28 teraflops and 64 GB of memory. Mac Pro can be equipped with two modules, MPX Module to install two systems Vega Duo II and get the graphics performance of 56 teraflops and 128 GB of memory.
The Mac Pro first used Afterburner Board with programmable integrated circuit that can decode up to 6.3 billion pixels per second. Thanks Afterburner, you can mount the video high quality right in the normal formats of video cameras, without using intermediate formats, and decode up to three streams of ProRes RAW 8K video and 12 streams of 4K ProRes RAW in real time with almost no intermediate workflows.
The new Mac Pro is built on a spaceframe, stainless steel, and the outer aluminum housing is removable and gives access to all components of the system. The frame is a basis for a flexible, modular design, and the handles give the opportunity to carry a Mac Pro in the Studio working. Bars on the sides of the body (which the Internet has dubbed “grater”) provide ventilation system. For customers who want to install Mac Pro in clusters for rendering or equipment rooms this fall will be a special version, optimized for racks.
The developers of custom applications have already tested the new desktop:
In Blackmagic Design is now available in a single system installation video 8K with full acceleration and CPU acceleration multi-GPU, as well as applying effects and color correction in ProRes 4444 format.
Avid can support up to six boards HDX, which increases the speed of I/o increases the number of votes and makes digital signal processing in Pro Tools in real time twice as fast as any other system.
Maxon Cinema 4D speed of the graphics rendering was 20% higher than that on Windows workstation in the maximum configuration with three graphics cards NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000.
Of course, the Mac Pro is a niche product. It is designed primarily for those who need high performance in such tasks as rendering graphics, playing many of the virtual tools or simulation applications on dozens of iOS devices at the same time.
The load to the desktop, Apple is offering a 32-inch 6K-monitor, made in the same design with holes. Monitor Pro Display XDR — 32-inch Retina display with 6K color range P3, 10-bit color accuracy, peak brightness 1600 nits contrast ratio 1 000 000:1 and ultra wide angle.
Monitor Pro Display XDR is also equipped with polarisation technology that provides accuracy with ultra-wide viewing angle even when offset from the axis of the accurate transmission of content simultaneously accessible to multiple viewers. To eliminate glare monitor Pro Display XDR has an anti-glare coating and is offered in a new matte version of nanotextures: to reduce the reflectivity of its glass is processed at the level of nanometers.
As an accessory to the monitor will be sold stand Pro Stand is a unique design. It allows you to change the position of the screen at different angles and position it in portrait orientation. The monitor can be easily removed from the stand and hang anywhere with the VESA mounts.
Pro Display XDR will appear in the fall of 2019 and will cost $4999, stand Pro Stand — $999, and the VESA adapter is $199. The price tag on the easiest Mac Pro starts from six thousand dollars.
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