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Things You Should Know About Mac Pro 2023 So Far

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A Comprehensive Guide of Mac Pro 2023

Summary: This article from iBoysoft is a nice introduction for people who know nothing about Mac Pro 2023. If you're interested in it, click in to have a reading right this moment!

Mac Pro 2023

 

Following its annual tradition, Apple makes no effort to improve users' experience by bringing new products to the public, including both software and hardware. As for software, Apple releases the new major Mac operating system -- macOS Sonoma, while for the hardware, Apple restarts it's research and development on the Mac Pro line -- Mac Pro 2023.

Today, this article walks you through the basic introduction of the newly-approaching Mac Pro product -- Mac Pro 2023.

 

The Mac Pro basics you should know

Mac Pro is a series of workstations and servers for professionals shipped by Apple Inc. since 2006. According to some performance benchmarks, the Mac Pro is the most powerful computer that Apple Inc. offers. It is one of four desktop computers in the current Mac lineup, sitting above the Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Studio.

Introduced in August 2006, the Mac Pro was an Intel-based replacement for the Power Mac line and had two dual-core Seen Woodcrest processors and a rectangular tower case carried over from the Power Man G5.

There are all the Mac Pro models and you can have a quick look here:

  • Mac Pro (2023) 
    Model Identifier: Mac14,8
  • Mac Pro (2019) 
    Model Identifier: MacPro7,1
  • Mac Pro (Rack, 2019) 
    Model Identifier: MacPro7,1
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013) 
    Model Identifier: MacPro6,1
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2012) 
    Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
  • Mac Pro Server (Mid 2012) 
    Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
  • Mac Pro (Mid 2010) 
    Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
  • Mac Pro Server (Mid 2010) 
    Model Identifier: MacPro5,1
  • Mac Pro (Early 2009) 
    Model Identifier: MacPro4,1

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Things you should know about the newest Mac Pro -- Mac Pro 2023

Mac Pro 2023

Mac Pro comes with a silver cover and is soldered with an Apple M2 Ultra chip. As the most powerful Mac server, the Apple M2 Ultra chip enables it with a 24-core CPU with 16 performance cores and 8 efficiency cores, 60-core GPU, 32-core Neural Engine, and 800GB/s memory bandwidth.

As for the media engine, Mac Pro comes with hardware-accelerated H.264, HEVC, ProRes, and ProRes RAW, two video decode engines, four video encode engines, and four ProRes encode and decode engines.

When talking about the memory side, there are three options for you to choose from: 64GB unified memory, 128GB unified memory, and 192 GB unified memory. While it's storage range includes 1TB SSD, 2TB SSD, 4TB SSD, and 8TB SSD.

The display support of Mac Pro is fantastic! It provides simultaneous support for eight displays. Let me put it simply, you're allowed to connect eight displays with up to 4K resolution at 60Hz, six displays with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz, and three displays with u to 8K resolution at 60 Hz.

Mac Pro has Thunderbolt 4 digital video output which offers support for native DisplayPort output over USB-C. It is designed with HDMI display video output/per port to offer support for one display with up to 8K resolution at 60Hz or 4K resolution at 240Hz and variable refresh rate (VRR), HDR, and multichannel audio.

Mac Pro 2023 price and release date

So far, there are two Mac Pro models that you can currently purchase which are shipped on 13, June, 2023. You can find one Mac Pro in tower form, which starts at $7,000, and another in rack form, which starts at $7.500.

Both two models include the Magic Mouse and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad. The rack version is ideal for server rooms since it can be configured and mounted, while the tower version is better suited for production use and studio use since it has optional wheels and a stand.

Conclusion

Mac Pro 2023 has changed from an Intel-based processor to an Apple M2 Ultra silicon chip, embracing tons of enhancements and improvements including strengthened connectivity and sustainability. Its server rack version and PCIe expansion make itself exceedingly outstanding since they're new features for a Mac with Apple Silicon chips.