Apple today gave a rare sneak peek at a future product, namely the new Mac Pro which will be fully assembled in the US.
During the WWDC developers conference Apple made an end to the speculation of whether Apple would abandon the professional Mac users. Later this year Apple will release a new Mac Pro which received a complete design overhaul.
Here’s an overview of the features known so far:
– Completely new cylindrical design of polished aluminium
– New generation Intel Xeon E5 processor up to 12 cores
– Powerful dual GPU AMD FirePro graphics processors
– Very fast 1866 MHz DDR3 60 Gigabit per second memory
– Thunderbolt 2 support up to 20 Gigabit per second
with TB1 backwards compatibility (6 ports and 6 devices per port)
– 4 USB 3 ports
– 1 HDMI port
– New PCIe based Flash storage with 1.25 Gbps read and 1 Gbps write speed
– Supports three 4k displays
– Lights up port logos on the back for easy access
The new Mac Pro won’t have PCIe slots but will be expandable using an expansion chassis connected to the new 20Gbps Thunderbolt. Whether Apple will bring out there own Chassis is not known yet. The new Mac Pro is much smaller than the current Mac Pro design (see photo). It will be available later this year. No exact time schedule nor pricing has been given.