The New Mac Pro


RM Downey is the CEO of HipVine. He is an Entrepreneur, Developer, Podcast host & Blogger. An avid Boston Celtics fan, Hack musician, Nature lover, Traveler and Craft Beer enthusiast, RMD frequently bounces from Geek, Jock and Hippie.

mac-pro-1The New Mac Pro is an entirely new spin on the workstation class tower from Apple. Finally media professionals, developers and designers will have access to USB 3.0, Thunderbolt 2, expanded memory, dual graphics chips and much more.

So much has changed since the last major release of Mac Pros several years ago, although small improvements were made intermittently, a real big refresh was in order and that is what we have.

Professionals finding themselves settling for a Windows workstation will find Apple has finally paid attention to their spec wishlist and has taken it even further with an innovative design. Take a look at the specs here.

Tech Specs


  • Largest 9.9 inches
  • Middle 6.6 inches
  • Smallest 6.6 inches

Processor (Up to 2X Faster)

  • Intel Xeon Processor
  • Up to 12 Cores
  • Up to 40GB / second

Memory (Up to 2X higher bandwidth than former Mac Pro)

  • 1866MHZ ECC DDR 4 Memory
  • 60GB / second Memory bandwidth

Graphics (Up to 7 Teraflops of computing power, Featuring Two Discrete Workstation class cards)

  • AMD FirePro Discrete Graphics (2)
  • 6GB Dedicated VRAM
  • Supports for 4K Video
  • Connect up to 3 HD, 4K Displays

Hard Drive, Storage (10 times faster than any drive in a Mac before)

  • Next Gen PCI-Express Gen 3 SSD
  • Up to 2.5 times faster than SATA SSD drives

Ports (Finally USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt)

  • USB 3.0 (4)
  • Thunderbolt (6)
  • Gigabit Ethernet type 10/100/1000 (2)
  • HDMI (1)

Internet, Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi AC
  • Bluetooth 4.0


  • Unified Thermal Core
  • One large fan, above the cylinder design, sending air up and out

The New Mac Pro is certainly overdue and have many media professionals excited. With the absolute cutting edge specifications, professionals will find they will get the maximum amount of longevity on this investment. The price still remains in question, but it’s target “prosumer” base will absolutely lineup for one of the most innovative Apple products in years.

Click to add a comment

More in Apple


iPhone 6 & iPhone Air – What We Know So Far

RM DowneyAugust 6, 2014

Apple’s WWDC 2014 Announcement: 10 Minute Overview & Full Keynote Videos

RM DowneyJune 4, 2014

How To Remove / Insert A Sim Card In An iPhone

RM DowneyNovember 25, 2013

Apple Reveals New iPhones

RM DowneySeptember 10, 2013

iPhone 5s / 5c: What To Expect – Rumored Features

RM DowneySeptember 3, 2013

First Hands On With iOS 7

RM DowneyJune 14, 2013

The History of Tablets

RM DowneyMarch 10, 2013

The Original iPad Prototype Revealed From The Early 2000’s

RM DowneyNovember 14, 2012

Apple Revolutionizes The iPad Even Further…Again (Parody)

RM DowneyOctober 30, 2012

New iPad, 7.85” iPad (Mini), New 13” Macbook Retina, iMac & More!

RM DowneyOctober 23, 2012

The New iPhone 5 Is Here: New Look, New Specs & New Features

RM DowneySeptember 12, 2012

The New iPhone (6th Gen, iPhone 5): What We Know So Far

RM DowneyAugust 27, 2012