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See Mac Pro.


Mac Pro

Apple's professional workstation, introduced in late 2013. Not to be confused with the MacBook Pro laptop (see MacBook) or iMac Pro (see iMac), the Mac Pro is a cylinder-shaped, desktop machine with six to 12 Intel Xeon CPU cores. The second-generation cylinder is Apple's top-end computer supporting up to 64GB of memory, 1TB of solid state storage (SSD) and three 5K displays. Designed for video editing and rendering, it features dual AMD FirePro graphics processors (GPUs) with up to 6GB of dedicated memory.

Mac Pro Tower
In 2006, the first-generation Mac Pro was Apple's first family of high-end computers powered by Intel x86 chips rather than PowerPC. It superseded the Power Mac G5 series. See Macintosh models, Mactel and Power Mac.




Mac Pro Cylinder
Next to Apple's 27" monitor is the 9.9x6.6" Mac Pro. Using a thermal core and single fan, air is drawn out through the top. (Image courtesy of G2 Computers, www.go2g2.com)






Mac Pro Expansion
All peripheral expansion is accomplished via USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports. Video editors would typically use external RAID storage arrays connected via Thunderbolt.






Mac Pro Tower
With up to 12 cores, the first-generation Mac Pro internally supported 64GB of memory, 8TB of hard disk or 2TB of SSD. It is shown here with Apple's coveted 30" monitor, later discontinued.






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