We knew Apple was working on a new Mac Pro with a radical redesign, as the iMaker showed off its new black cylinder at WWDC 2013. Now we know the details. The new round Mac Pro will launch in December for $2999.
The new cylindrical desktop computer will feature a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon CPU, two AMD FireProD300 GPUs, 12GB of DRAM (expandable to 64GB), and a 256GB SSD (expandable to 1TB). In addition, the new Mac Pro will have six Thunderbolt 2 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and two Ethernet inputs.
Apple will also offer powered-up version, complete with 3.5 GHz six-core Intel Xeon E5 processor with a boost up to 3.9 GHz, dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs and 3GB of VRAM, 16GB of DRAM, and 256GB flash storage. This will cost $3999.
Apple stressed that the new Mac Pro will be made in the US and operates very quietly, quieter than a Mac Mini according to Apple, while consuming 70% less energy than the current Mac Pro.
The new Mac Pro will ship with OS X Mavericks (10.9).