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Mac Pro 2013

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Grim-83, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Grim-83

    Grim-83 Nibble Poster

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    Well I was planning on spending £2000+ on a custom build system in October / November to use for virtual computer Lab system but with the announcement of the New Mac Pro "the little black dust bin" as some have called it I'm having second thoughts.

    I must say I love what I've seen, with it much smaller then the past models I would be tempted to take it with me as hand luggage if I'm planning on traveling for an expended amount of time. Also means it won't take up so much room down the side of the desk, and with its power and speed, with VMWare on it would be a stayer for years.


    With no other threads about it I just wanted to see what others views on it were
     
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  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Ha ha no LINK? To be honest it looks pretty amazing. I don't own a Mac but I could definitely be turned by this. Check out the Storage tab! 2.5x faster than sata SSD! What the.... awesome. Looks the absolute biz too
     
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  3. dmarsh

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    I want my next desktop to be dual socket, and 12+ cores. I also want Transactional Synchronization Extensions (TSX) so that means Haswell or later.

    If apple comes in cheaper than self build PC I could be tempted.
     
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  4. Grim-83

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    Apple - Mac Pro there you go ;)

    I know, SSD is quick and the PCI-e SSD just make it more so (you can get them for standard desktops but way too expensive around £1200 PCI-E SSD


    We all wish Apple was cheaper :(
     
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  5. dmarsh

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    You can't get Haswell based dual socket Xeons yet, neither are there any confirmed motherboards yet, probably have to wait 2+ years :(
     
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  6. mojorisin

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    Not a Mac Guy but that looks brilliant ...although the price will probably be scary lol
     
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  7. dmarsh

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    Thermal core design is cool, hopefully with AMD GPU's taking off in Mac, Xbox, Playstation we will get some better OpenCL or other GPGPU tools.
     
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  8. Grim-83

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    I have one problem with the cooling design... Every time I see it I have a Star Wars flash back "Fire your missiles down the cooling vent and blow the core"
     
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    Price will be insane on this as with any Apple product, but it is an awesome bit of kit!
     
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  10. ade1982

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    They reckon on one site the base price is £2.5k, and rises to £3.5k for the "bells and whistles" version
     
  11. Gav

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    I'm really disappointed that it only has 4x RAM Slots. I'm assuming that Apple will raise the paltry 96GB limit on in OS X 10.9 but, even if they do, kitting this thing out with 128GB RAM will involve the use of prohibitively expensive 32GB DIMMs.

    Yes, there are very few people who would ever need that much RAM, but most other Xeon based workstations / servers can handle at least 8x DIMMs.
     

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