Power to change everything. Say hello to a Mac that is extreme in every way. With the greatest performance, expansion and configurability yet, it is a system created to let a wide range of professionals push the limits of what’s possible.
Function defines form. Every aspect of Mac Pro is designed in pursuit of performance. Built around a stainless steel space frame, an aluminium housing lifts off, allowing 360-degree access to every component and vast configuration. From there anything is possible.
Processor and memory
Up to 28 cores of power. Create without constraint. Mac Pro is designed for pros who need the ultimate in CPU performance. From production rendering to playing hundreds of virtual instruments to simulating an iOS app on multiple devices at once, it’s exceedingly capable. At the heart of the system is an Intel Xeon processor with up to 28 cores — the most ever in a Mac. In addition, large L2 and shared L3 caches and 64 PCI Express lanes provide massive bandwidth in and out of the processor.
Engineered to go all out. All the time.
Squeezing every possible ounce of performance out of the processor means giving it a lot of power. In this case, over 300 watts. A massive heat sink keeps the system cool, enabling it to run fully unconstrained. Heat pipes move heat away from the chip, dispersing it along aluminium fin stacks. While three axial fans move air through the system.
Forget everything you know about memory.
A multicore workstation processor needs lots of memory to feed it. Featuring six channels of super-fast ECC memory and 12 physical DIMM slots, Mac Pro allows for up to 1.5TB of memory. So pros working with large projects, analysing huge data sets or running multiple pro applications can make fast work of all kinds of work. And while typical towers cram memory into hard-to-reach places, Mac Pro utilises a two-sided logic board, making it easy to access.
Eight PCI Express expansion slots. Go configure. Mac Pro is designed for pros who need to build high-bandwidth capabilities into their systems. With four double-wide slots, three single-wide slots and one half-length slot pre-configured with the Apple I/O card, it has twice as many slots as the previous Mac tower. Now you can customise and expand in ways never before possible in a single workstation.
Extreme performance. By design. For many pros, a high-performance graphics architecture is critical to their workflows. Especially for tasks like animating 3D film assets, compositing 8K scenes and building lifelike gaming environments. To give them the highest possible performance and take graphics capabilities to a new level, something groundbreaking was required. Introducing the Mac Pro Expansion Module, or MPX Module.
A second connector. An industry first.
The MPX Module starts with an industry-standard PCI Express connector. Then, for the first time in a graphics card, more PCIe lanes integrate Thunderbolt and additional power provided to increase capability. With up to 500 watts, the MPX Module has power capacity equivalent to that of the entire previous-generation Mac Pro.
Radeon Pro Vega II Duo. Power plus power.
With up to 14 teraflops of compute performance, 32GB of memory and 1TB/s of memory bandwidth, the MPX Module with Radeon Pro Vega II is a powerhouse. For more power, two Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs combine to create the Vega II Duo. With double the graphics performance, memory and memory bandwidth, it’s the world’s most powerful graphics card. The two GPUs are connected through the Infinity Fabric Link, which allows data transfer up to 5x faster between the GPUs. It’s huge for apps that are optimised for multiple GPUs.
The world’s most powerful graphics card. Times two.
Taking power one huge step further, Mac Pro supports configuration of two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo MPX Modules. The four GPUs combine to add up to 56 teraflops and 128GB of high-bandwidth memory. It’s a massive amount of performance built to tackle everything from GPU rendering to machine learning to particle simulations.
Cool. Quiet. Capable.
Most GPUs aren’t conceived as part of an overall system, so they require their own cooling. The MPX Module is designed as an integrated component of Mac Pro. Its form factor enables a larger heat sink, which works in concert with the machine’s internal airflow to quietly dissipate heat. Without a noisy bolted-on fan, heat and decibel levels are kept remarkably low.
Apple Afterburner. Blaze through 8K video. Created to transform the workflow for film and video professionals, Afterburner allows you to go straight from camera to timeline and work natively with 4K and even 8K files from the start. No more time-consuming transcoding, storage overhead or errors during output. Proxy workflows, RIP.
Cut to even more creativity.
Afterburner is a hardware accelerator card built with an FPGA, or programmable ASIC. With over a million logic cells, it can process up to 6.3 billion pixels per second. And when installed in Mac Pro, the system is capable of handling up to 6 streams of 8K ProRes RAW or 23 streams of 4K ProRes RAW. This means you can free up your cores to enable even more creative effects and processing.
SECURITY AND STORAGE
Security taken to new heights. Mac Pro is the most secure tower we’ve ever built. A Secure Enclave coprocessor provides the foundation for encrypted storage and secure boot capabilities. So you can worry less about protecting your work, code and intellectual property. And focus more on doing your best thinking.
Apple T2 Security Chip.
Data on Mac Pro is protected by the Apple T2 Security Chip. It integrates a Secure Enclave coprocessor and discrete controllers into a single chip. It also ensures that the lowest levels of software aren’t tampered with and that only operating system software trusted by Apple loads at startup.
Up to 8TB storage.
To deliver the fastest possible performance, Mac Pro is built on an all-flash storage architecture. It starts with a 256GB SSD and is configurable to a 1TB, 2TB, 4TB or 8TB SSD — all encrypted by the T2 chip.
Powerful I/O to hand. Mac Pro has extremely high-performance I/O, and lots of it. It begins with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB-A ports and two 10Gb Ethernet ports. And with every MPX Module you add you get more capability. Connect up to twelve 4K displays or up to six Pro Display XDRs from Apple and see your work with over 120 million pixels. It’s now easy to expand at will.
- Up to 2933MHz DDR4 ECC memory
- Up to 140GB/s memory bandwidth
- Six-channel memory system
- Up to 6 streams of 8K ProRes RAW video at 30 fps12
- Up to 23 streams of 4K ProRes RAW video at 30 fps
- Up to 16 streams of 4K ProRes 422 video at 30 fps