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Cheesegrater mac is back!

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gsilbers

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well.. in context price will be in line with what pros need. the mac mini can do a lot if thats all one needs.
if you need to mix a whole movie then investing in spec'ed out mac will pay it off in a couple of movies.
if you have to get two + hard core pcs and link them together with VEP or with audio/midi interfaces then price between that and one new mac pro might not be too far off.
but most likley the ram from apple will cost the fortune. and the extra price of mac+ hardware to get a nice solutions for those who don't like windows. if tech doesn't change in a major way, 1.5 tb of ram with 28 core intel xeon i think will last like 10+ years.

also keep in mind if they specifically called out HP price and for that specific model, apple is really going after high end video editors, who dont mind at all those prices if they can have a no issue system. (ive worked in post and that HP was the main one used and it was expensive when it was spec'ed out).


https://www.apple.com/mac/
 
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gsilbers

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the fine print says the tests vs other iMac/pc etc was using this config:
"2.5GHz 28-core Intel Xeon W-based Mac Pro systems with 384GB of RAM"
 

Dewdman42

Senior Member
The tech specs of this new macPro are truly staggering. Most people, including many pros simply do not yet need this much power. I'm happy to see many things they decided to do with this, but it will be a long process as applications choose to make use of all that power more and more until many of us will feel compelled to get it in order to use LogicPro12 or whatever that uses physical modeling for all aspects of mixing, etc.. or whatever. IMHO.

I was just looking through all the tech spec details on their site...and it truly is just an amazing machine. As far as I'm concerned this sets a new high bar for desktop computer, but it will be a while before I will be able to even remotely think about it myself.

I'm just happy that the modular mac pro concept that was put forth a few months back by people who obviously had no idea whatsoever was nothing but a hoax.
 

Virtuoso

Active Member
Odd choice of Logic benchmark on the product page - the 28 core monster will apparently enable "5.1x more Amp Designer plug-ins!" than the old cheesegrater. :alien:

Disapointed that there's only 4TB max of internal storage in 2x 2TB slots. Not sure if it will be user upgradeable when larger SSDs are available. Not much room for those multiple streams of 8k ProRes RAW!

I waited a long time for this, but I'm probably going to go for the next iMac Pro instead.
 

BezO

The Artisan
Crazy!

...I waited a long time for this, but I'm probably going to go for the next iMac Pro instead.
Same processor as the current iMac Pros with the base models pretty similar. I'm likely going with a new, regular iMac as the Pro line is overkill for my needs. But good to see I wouldn't be that far behind with a current iMac Pro.
 
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gsilbers

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i dont think many here understand who the new mac pro is being target to...
yes you can probably get a good enough pc for what you need for less but here is a spec'ed out HP which is what this new apple mac pro is trying to compete with

hpp.jpeg

so that new mac pro will probabbly will look like this when really max'ed out.
its obviously more than anyone would ever need , i think.
but refelct more apple's target on this new mac pro.

i checked the configuration with the basic that was mentioned on the video and its true. the hp is higher priced.

also keep in mind that for video editors, musicians etc, building their own PC is not really a thing in their mind. im sure there are 1000 ways to confirgure better and cheaper components but most editors and graphics render use a pre config like these.
 
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gsilbers

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also, there was a huge push in the video for the rendering... since now disney owns fox, and disney, netflix use pro res, a computer like this will be used all thorughout los angeles.
 

Hans-Peter

Member
What a piece of **** ...

Seriously, people prefer this overpriced cooking utility over the vader helmet?

Looks like I’m leaving MacOS for good!

Just my 2 cents ... and yes, it’s beyond me in so many ways. Perhaps better so.
 

Virtuoso

Active Member
also, there was a huge push in the video for the rendering... since now disney owns fox, and disney, netflix use pro res, a computer like this will be used all thorughout los angeles.
But still no Nvidia options, which means no acceleration in apps that are optimized for CUDA. :crying:
 
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gsilbers

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But still no Nvidia options, which means no acceleration in apps that are optimized for CUDA. :crying:
interesting. did see plentea of the randeon. they where also promoting somehting else in terms of accelerating rendering. so not sure if its the competition and therefore want to keep nvidia out?
 

KMA

member
The tech specs of this new macPro are truly staggering. Most people, including many pros simply do not yet need this much power.
I just need to decide if I'm "most people". :grin:

I still find myself running up into CPU problems when using too many processor-hungry instruments, and I'd consider paying money to solve that problem.

If I had a machine that could run as many instances of Omnisphere as I actually wanted to run, I would probably never buy another synth.
 
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