On the first day of the conference for WWDC developers, Apple introduced a new professional Mac Pro PC.
The computer has a modular design and a rather unusual design: the case of stainless steel and aluminum is very similar to an ordinary kitchen grater. But the most interesting thing is inside.
The basic configuration has an 8-core Xeon W CPU up to 4 GHz, 32 GB of memory, 256 GB of SSD memory and a Radeon Pro 580X video card.
In a top-end configuration, a 28-core Intel Xeon CPU,1.5 TB of RAM in the form of 12 modules (six channels), up to four Radeon Pro Vega II, which has a tremendous computing power of up to 58 teraflops, a pair of 4 TB SSD and a 1.4 kW power supply.
With the help of such a computer, three streams can be made at once in 8K resolution each and 12 streams in 4K. There is also a special Afterburner card for video acceleration.
The cooling system consists of 6 fans andwater vapor system. There are 8 PCIe expansion slots, 2 USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 specification, 2 UCB-A 3.0 ports, and even a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Dimensions of such a colossus 529 × 450 × 218 mm, weight - as much as 18 kg. Therefore, there is a special stand with wheels for transporting a computer.
The basic version will cost $ 5,999, but the cost of the top-end configuration was not voiced - apparently, so as not to shock the audience and conference participants. Sales will start this fall.