If the $5,999 base model of Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro wasn’t sufficient in your private or skilled wants, the corporate had no scarcity of choices to cowl the bases — a totally tricked-out $52,599 model included sufficient CPU, GPU, RAM, SSD, and further video rendering horsepower to sate probably the most demanding video professionals. Today, Apple officially opened orders for an much more deluxe model with a rack-mountable chassis and better price ticket, beginning at $6,499 and climbing to $53,899 earlier than including exterior equipment.
Just just like the tower-styled Mac Pro, the rack-mounted mannequin makes use of an aluminum and chrome steel enclosure, however right here it’s designed to be inserted horizontally inside a server rack. Apple notes that this mannequin consists of rack-mounting rails that ship in a separate box, however in any other case the design seems to be just like the opposite Mac Pro from the entrance, with a distinguished grid of round air flow holes flanked by metal handles, locking switches, and two holes for indicator lights.
While the bottom mannequin continues to ship with a 3.5GHz 8-core Intel Xeon W processor, 32GB of RAM, a Radeon Pro 580X, and 256GB of SSD storage, customers can select to improve to a 2.5GHz 28-core CPU, 1.5TB of RAM, twin Radeon Pro Vega II Duo reminiscence playing cards, 8TB of SSD storage, and an Apple Afterburner video rendering accelerator. The 8TB SSD possibility was added after the Mac Pro tower’s announcement, additional goosing the mannequin’s high value. Additionally, Apple now lists single and double Radeon Pro W5700X GPUs as “coming soon” choices at unspecified value factors.
Base and totally personalized fashions at the moment present U.S. supply dates ranging between February 6 and 13, which is to say roughly a month and a half after the tower-styled Mac Pros started arriving for U.S. clients. Users can select so as to add equipment starting from the Magic Trackpad 2 to the Pro Display XDR for $50 to $5,999 premiums, relying on their wants. Interestingly, each the “standard” and “nano-texture glass” Pro Display XDR fashions are at the moment backordered, with supply dates beginning the week after the rack-mounted Mac Pros.