Apple unveils Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

Apple took to WWDC 2019 conference where it has announced its new Mac Pro, company’s most powerful Mac with range of customizable options.

Along with it, Apple has also unveiled its new Pro Display XDR Professional grade monitor.

The Apple Mac Pro 2019 comes with new tower-style design. It has aluminum body (without paint) with feet at bottom and grills at front. It can be configured with Workstation-class Xeon processor with up to 28 cores and up to 1.5TB memory capacity.

The all-new Mac Pro features in eight PCIe expansion slots and a Graphics architecture featuring words most powerful graphics card which allows playback of three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously.

The Apple Pro Display XDR features a massive 32-inch Retina 6K display with P3 wide and 10bit color gamut. It delivers 160nits of peak brightness and offers super-wide viewing angles.

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Apple Mac Pro specifications

  • Dimensions: 20.8 x 17.7 x 8.58 inches (height with optional wheels 21.9 inches)
  • Weight: 18 Kg (39.7 pounds)
  • Operating System: MacOS
  • Input Devices: Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (silver and black), Magic Mouse 2 (silver and black), Optional Magic Trackpad 2 (silver and Black)
  • Chipset:
    • 8-Core
      • 3.5GHz Intel Xeon W
      • 8 cores / 16 threads
      • Turbo Boost up to 4GHz
      • 24.5MB cache
      • Support for up to 1TB 2666MHz memory
    • 12-Core
      • 3.3GHz Intel Xeon W
      • 12 cores / 24 threads
      • Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
      • 31.25MB cache
      • Support for up to 1TB 2933MHz memory
    • 16-Core
      • 3.2GHz Intel Xeon W
      • 16 cores / 32 threads
      • Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
      • 38MB cache
      • Support for up to 2TB 2933MHz memory
    • 24-Core
      • 2.7GHz Intel Xeon W
      • 24 cores / 48 threads
      • Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
      • 57MB cache
      • Support for up to 2TB 2933MHz memory
    • 28-Core
      • 2.5GHz Intel Xeon W
      • 28 cores / 56 threads
      • Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
      • 66.5MB cache
      • Support for up to 2TB 2933MHz memory
  • Graphics:
    • AMD Radeon Pro 580X
      • 36 compute units, 2304 stream processors
      • 8GB GDDR5 memory
      • Up to 5.6 Teraflops single precision
      • Two HDMI 2.0 ports
      • Four DisplayPort connections routed to system to support Internal Thunderbolt 3 ports
      • Support for up to six 4K displays, two 5K display or two Pro Display XDRs
    • AMD Radeon Pro Vega
      • 64 compute units, 4096 stream processors
      • 32GB HBM2 memory with up 1TB/s memory bandwidth
      • Up to 14.1 Teraflops single precision or 28.2 Teraflops half precision
      • Infinity Fabric Link connection enabling two Vega II GPUs to connect at up to 84GB/s
      • Four Thunderbolt 3 ports and one HDMI 2.0 Port
      • Two DisplayPort connections routed to system to support Internal Thunderbolt 3 ports
        Support for up to six 4K displays, three 5K display or two Pro Display XDRs
  • Memory: Configure up to 1.5TB of DDR4 ECC memory in 12 user-accessible DIMM slots
    • 32GB (four 8GB DIMMs)
    • 48GB (six 8GB DIMMs)
    • 96GB (six 16GB DIMMs)
    • 192GB (six 32GB DIMMS)
    • 384GB (six 64GB DIMMs)
    • 768GB (six 128GB DIMMs or twelve 64GB DIMMs)
    • 1.5TB (twelve 128GB DIMMs, Requires 24-core or 28-core processor)
  • Storage: Configure up to 4TB of SSD storage
    • 256GB SSD
    • 1TB SSD (2 x 512GB modules)
    • 2TB SSD (2 x 1TB modules)
    • 4TB SSD (2 x 2TB modules)
  • Audio: Built-in Speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack with headset support
  • Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible), Bluetooth V5.0
  • Ports:
    • I/ O card installed in the half-length x4 PCI Express slot with two USB 3 ports (Support for USB-A up to 5Gb/s)
    • 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports (support for Thunderbolt 3 up to 40Gb/s, USB-C up to 10Gb/s, Display Port)
    • 2 x 10Gb Ethernet performance over copper cabling (Support for Nbase-T industry standard, 1Gb, 2.5Gb, 10Gb ethernet link speeds using RJ-45 connectors)
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Apple Pro Display XDR Specifications

  • Finish: Standard Glass ($4999) / Nano-Texture glass ($5999)
  • Display:
    • 32-inch (diagonal) IPS LCD display with oxide TFT technology
    • 6016 x 3384 pixels resolution
    • 218ppi pixel density
    • 16:9 aspect ratio
    • 100nits brightness (full screen) (1600nits at peak)
    • 1000000:1 contrast ratio
    • 500nits SDR brightness
    • 1.65% reflectivity (fully laminated)
    • Super-wide viewing angles
  • Technology:
    • 2D backlighting system using 576 full array local dimming zones
    • Apple designed timing controller (TCON) chip specially engineered to precisely control high-speed modulation of both 20.4M LCD pixels and 576 LEDs in backlight for seamless synchronization
    • True Tone technology with dual Ambient Light sensor (ALS)
  • Refresh Rates: 47.95Hz / 48Hz / 50Hz / 59.9Hz / 60Hz
  • Reference Modes:
    • HDR Video (P3-ST 2084)
    • HDTV Video (BT.709-BT.1886)
    • NTSC Video (BT.601 SMPTE-C)
    • PAL and SECAM Video (BT.601 EBU)
    • Digital Cinema (P3-DCI)
    • Digital Cinema (P3-D65)
    • Design and Print (P3-D50)
    • Photography (P3-D65)
    • Internet and Web (sRGB)
  • Dimensions: 28.3 x 16.2 x 1.1 inches (Width x Height x Depth)
  • Weight: 7.48 Kg (16.49 pounds)
  • Ports: one Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) (96W host charging), 3 x USB-C (fort charging or syncing)

The all-new Mac Pro will be available to order in the fall. Pro Display XDR, the Pro Stand and the VESA Mount Adapter will be available to order in the fall. 

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