New Mac Pro 2019

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KVRAF
15073 posts since 12 Oct, 2008 from Here and there

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:03 am

I just received the email announcing the new Mac Pro, for the fun of it I configured what I think would suit my needs and there was this interesting price tag. I'm still quite happy with my 2013 Mac Pro (ashtray model) which I leased for 3 years and finally bought in 2018 and my Macbook Pro from 2018 which is a little monster but sooner or later I'll have to buy into the next generation, the specs of the new machine look impressive.

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KVRist
207 posts since 26 Oct, 2004 from U.K.

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:28 am

Yep. My 2013 ashtray has hardly ever coughed & still going strong : )
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KVRAF
5522 posts since 31 Aug, 2013 from Far From the Twisted Reach of Crazy Sorrow

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Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:02 pm

I just read a new fully loaded Mac Pro was somewhere around €56,000! :lol:
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MFXxx
KVRAF
3100 posts since 27 Mar, 2010 from UK

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:22 pm

https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-mac/mac-pro/tower#

Ok I nearly swore for the 1st time on kvr...£360 friggin quid for a metal frame with wheels, I gave up when I noticed a rig similar to my 12 month old build was already 3x the price before I got past the wheel options.
Fools n their money soon parted son! :P
Sheeet the monitors are over £5K alone....
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KVRian
832 posts since 3 Oct, 2011 from Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:13 pm

MFXxx wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Sheeet the monitors are over £5K alone....
you did notice the stand on the monitor is 'optional' (and another 900UKP)

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KVRAF
5846 posts since 7 Jan, 2005 from Corporate States of America

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Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:20 pm

$400 wheels. WTF???
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KVRian
1426 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:57 pm

Jace-BeOS wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:20 pm
$400 wheels. WTF???
they have anti-lock brakes. read the fine print. jeez :hihi:

dayjob
KVRian
1426 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:02 pm

ians wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:28 am
Yep. My 2013 ashtray has hardly ever coughed & still going strong : )
my 2010 cheesegrater 3.33 12 core chokes all the time. routinely have to freeze tracks even on smaller projects. i'm surprised by what makes it max out when mixing in logic.

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KVRian
832 posts since 3 Oct, 2011 from Christchurch, New Zealand

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:41 pm

dayjob wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:02 pm
my 2010 cheesegrater 3.33 12 core chokes all the time. routinely have to freeze tracks even on smaller projects. i'm surprised by what makes it max out when mixing in logic.
No AVX on those old cpus - and avx is heavily used in most audio s/w nowdays

dayjob
KVRian
1426 posts since 6 Nov, 2006

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:06 pm

jdnz wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:41 pm
dayjob wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:02 pm
my 2010 cheesegrater 3.33 12 core chokes all the time. routinely have to freeze tracks even on smaller projects. i'm surprised by what makes it max out when mixing in logic.
No AVX on those old cpus - and avx is heavily used in most audio s/w nowdays
even starting to be required by some software... looking at you Massive X.

the ashtray models are coming down in price. certainly not going to pony up $6k-$10k for a mac pro. perhaps imac... so many used macs to choose from :scared:

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KVRist
296 posts since 17 Jul, 2015

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Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:29 pm

dayjob wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:06 pm
jdnz wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:41 pm
dayjob wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:02 pm
my 2010 cheesegrater 3.33 12 core chokes all the time. routinely have to freeze tracks even on smaller projects. i'm surprised by what makes it max out when mixing in logic.
No AVX on those old cpus - and avx is heavily used in most audio s/w nowdays
even starting to be required by some software... looking at you Massive X.

the ashtray models are coming down in price. certainly not going to pony up $6k-$10k for a mac pro. perhaps imac... so many used macs to choose from :scared:
I’m leaning towards iMac too. With a Mac Mini refresh TBD and refurbished 2019 iMacs available, it’s hard to beat the value if you need the screen. I think I’m going to test drive one and make sure I can deal with a 5k resolution.

BerryLaCroix
KVRist
44 posts since 9 Apr, 2018

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:16 pm

Have a look at the new 6-core i7 mac mini. Benchmarks spin circles around the old MacPro ashtray model for a small fraction of the price.

Plenty of really good, color-calibrated screens around too that are *not* from Apple

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KVRAF
3028 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:34 pm

BerryLaCroix wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Have a look at the new 6-core i7 mac mini. Plenty of really good, color-calibrated screens around too that are *not* from Apple
I went that route, to choose an ergonomic wall-mounted screen with a ~130ppi density so UI are large enough.
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christian f.
KVRist
173 posts since 3 Feb, 2017

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:39 pm

I was ready to buy one for my video stuff and started a configuration including the screen , but certain things are really hard to swallow.
Like $400 for the wheels , $999 for the monitor stand , $999 for extra matte screen ??!!

That's the price of a Macbook pro.

I mean wtf ?

I would love to boycott this if there were comparable durable, stable systems available.

christian f.
KVRist
173 posts since 3 Feb, 2017

Re: New Mac Pro 2019

Post Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:39 pm

BerryLaCroix wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:16 pm
Plenty of really good, color-calibrated screens around too that are *not* from Apple


Could you give some examples please ?

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