Apple has just unveiled the completely redesigned 2019 Mac Pro at its WWDC 2019 keynote event, that has been designed for maximum performance and expansion, and features workstation-class Xeon processors with up to 28 cores and a high-performance memory system with a massive 1.5TB capacity.
Offering eight PCIe expansion slots, the new Mac Pro also introduces Apple Afterburner, a game-changing accelerator card that enables playback of three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video simultaneously. “The new Mac Pro is a monster that will enable pros to do their life’s best work,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
At the same time, Apple has also unveiled the powerful new Apple Pro Display XDR, a massive 32-inch Retina 6K display with stunning P3 wide and 10-bit color, an extreme 1,600 nits of peak brightness and 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a superwide viewing angle.
Here’s what some of the pro app developers are saying about the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR:
“We’re incredibly excited about the new Mac Pro, which represents a strong commitment from Apple towards creatives working in 3D. We’ve already started porting the Substance line of tools, as well as Dimension, to Apple’s new graphic API Metal to fully take advantage of the immense power the new Mac Pro hardware offers and empower 3D creatives in unprecedented ways.” — Sebastien Deguy, vice president of 3D and Immersive, Adobe
“We are thrilled to announce full Metal support in Hydra in an upcoming release of USD toward the end of the year. Together with this new release, the new Mac Pro will dramatically accelerate the most demanding 3D graphics workflows thanks to an excellent combination of memory, bandwidth and computational performance. This new machine clearly shows Apple is delivering on the needs of professionals at high-end production facilities like Pixar.” — Guido Quaroni, vice president of Software Research and Development, Pixar
“Epic’s Unreal Engine on the new Mac Pro takes advantage of its incredible graphics performance to deliver amazing visual quality, and will enable workflows that were never possible before on a Mac. We can’t wait to see how the new Mac Pro enhances our customers’ limitless creativity in cinematic production, visualization, games and more.” — Kim Libreri, CTO, Epic Games
The all-new Mac Pro starts at US $5,999 whereas the Pro Display XDR starts at US $4,999. Both will be available to order in the fall. Additional technical specifications and configure-to-order options are available at apple.com/mac-pro.