If you’re buying Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro, the pro desktop recently gained another video card upgrade option, added on Canada Day.
The Radeon Pro W5500X is available for $250 in Canada as a GPU upgrade (via MacRumors) and includes 8GB of DDR6 memory. This video card upgrade adds faster RAM versus the stock Radeon Pro 580X and is also priced below the Radeon Pro W5700X at $750 CAD.
Heck, if you’re spending $7,500 on a Mac Pro to start, don’t cheap out on your video card.
The Radeon Pro W5500X MPX Module is also available as a standalone purchase at a higher price of $750 CAD, which makes the custom upgrade more appealing. Apple says this video card “is based on AMD’s RDNA architecture, featuring up to 5.6 teraflops of single-precision performance or 11.2 teraflops of half-precision computing.”
“It supports up to four 4K displays, one 5K display or one Pro Display XDR. The half-height MPX Module design fits in an MPX bay and enables PCIe slot 2 for additional expansion,” explains Apple’s website.