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  • Mac Pro – Thoughts? Winner or Loser?

  • Dennis Radeke

    June 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I’m curious as to opinions.

    No PCI-E, but more Thunderbolt (and 2x the speed)
    Dual GPUs, but are they upgradeable in a few years?
    Max RAM?

    Yeah or nay ladies and gentlemen?

  • Julian Smith

    June 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Yay for me

  • Steve Connor

    June 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Perhaps you can help us – how well will Adobe Apps support Open CL on the AMD cards in it when it comes out? If there is no NVidia and therefore CUDA Option will there be a massive performance benefit from using a PC instead of it?

    Steve Connor

    There’s nothing we can’t argue about on the FCPX COW Forum

  • Andrew Kimery

    June 10, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    Need real world performance and price info first.

    I guessed it would be a ‘super mac mini’ w/only external expansion via Thunderbolt and I was close. I got the shape wrong, lol. The industrial design is very interesting (ex. all components share a single heat sink which is the hollow center of the tube) but needs some real world testing to see if it’s worth it or not.

  • Craig Shields

    June 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Can’t you use one of the Thunderbolt ports and a Thunderbolt chassis for any needed expansion?

  • Julian Smith

    June 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm


  • Frank Gothmann

    June 10, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    100 per cent fail on every level.
    I am super happy we decided to leave Apple behind. It would be very, very tough to come up with something more compromised and stupid as a workstation replacement.

    “You also agree that you will not use these products for… the development, design, manufacture or production of nuclear, missiles, or chemical or biological weapons.”
    iTunes End User Licence Agreement

  • David Mathis

    June 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Can we upgrade the video card? Can we add an external DVD drive? Why does this “thing” look like something of a Star Trek movie? Inquiring minds, mine included need to know! At least it will be made in the USA, have to give them credit for that.

  • Julian Smith

    June 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    Each to their own

  • Ken Zukin

    June 10, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Care to elaborate a bit on that, Frank??

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