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- it's because you chose server grade 4TB SSD and 1.5TB of server grade RAM ... prices for those are insane anywhere you look.monospaced
- I know that all of this is expensive. Didn’t complain. Just expensive anyway.NBQ00
- and the exclusive 64GB GPUs are more powerful than almost anything you can buy at the moment that already costs thousands.monospaced
- Some SGI machines cost up to $250K+ in the 90’s and had like max 16GB Ram?NBQ00
- MB actuallymonospaced
- I bet the people at Pixar use 2015 iMacs.Hayzilla
- They switched to Mac Pros in 2014, and yeah, probably got some iMac Pros soon after.monospaced
- ^ I did actually Google it after I wrote that. I couldn't find any info of what the day to day animators use. The final render is probs done by a supercomputer.Hayzilla
- You could have got it up to $64k for effect if you added the software bits!Hayzilla
- All that power just to watch pornhubautoflavour
- The people at Pixar are not using Macs. They use third party renderers that depend on Nvidia graphics cards.CyBrainX
One more review
For shits and giggles I went over to the HP website and configured their most powerful workstation desktop. It comes close to the power and expandability of the Mac Pro, but not quite.
- without the current sale, it's $10,000 more than the Mac Pro ... HP tax?monospaced
- and for that price, it's got 8x less RAM and less powerful video. just sayin'monospaced
- Interesting. There’s still myth Apple is much more expensiveNBQ00
- For the base model, it could be argued it's too expensive. But when you go all out, it's almost a bargain. Regardless, it's not for me.monospaced
- If anyone doubts this, go ahead and try to configure any PC from any company that's cheaper. Nobody anywhere has been able to.monospaced
- Also, fuck HP.Nairn
- my only point is that, once you get into workstation class builds like this, nobody is offering a bargainmonospaced
- What exactly do you need something like this for? Huge rendering jobs are sent to servers for batch processing.section_014
- For work that needs it obviously. Believe it or not, rendering models is far from the most intensive computing tasks one might need.monospaced
- On Dell's site, if you want 1.5TB of RAM, you pay almost $90K. Daaaayum.monospaced
- Thanks for the comparison... I'm curious what the cost difference would be if you part it out and build it yourselfPonyBoy
- There are so few consumer parts that can be used to do this it's hard to say. Finding a motherboard and case to match what Apple pulled off is scarce.monospaced
- You can match or exceed general performance for cheaper but at the expense of expandability I believe. Obviously competition is on.monospaced
- Regardless of the route I go for my new machine... it would appear I need to start raising my rates. :)PonyBoy
Does a YouTuber need 3 cameramen?
- Curious if the Mac Pro can run if the case is not on it. It looks really cool when you see the black internals.NBQ00
- It should. It has no electronics.monospaced
- The cheesegrater design gives me trypophobia. Echh.jagara
- Love this cheese graterutopian
- Trypophobia? Fucking millennials as nd their made up shit.monospaced
- hey easy on us millennials.inteliboy
2019 Mac Pro Teardown. Spoiler Alert: it's terrible at grating cheese.
- Wow. Apple went way out of the way to make it super serviceable. Way more than is normal anywhere.monospaced
- It is impressive under the skin. Thankfully, most of us never have to open the case more than 1-2 times in a computer's life.formed
- "Way more than is normal anywhere." well, only if you ignore most PCs which use inter-swappable components and can be built by hand.Nairn
- ..but sure, by recent Apple standards, damn good.
This review also seems to imply the machine won't run with the case off, which is .. curious.Nairn
- @Nairn, I've built dozens and dozens of PCs over the decades. I'm talking about the single-screw simplicity and similar that they did INSTEAD of JUST swappablemonospaced
- components. Yes, building a PC is normal, but it's super hard or impossible to build one this slick with consumer parts! :)monospaced
- All I'm doing is reiterating iFixit's conclusion by the way. Even they said it was like a gift. Jeez.monospaced
Handling 16K footage like a boss with only one video card.
Bought a refurb. iPhone 8 for my daughter, is it normal to see the screen blurred depending the viewing angle? Like a grayish thing...
- I have the 8 and this doesn’t happen on mine. There are screen protectors/filters that restrict viewing angles but you would have noticed thatGnash
- Maybe the screen was replaced with a cheaper 3rd party one.monospaced
- was thinking the same, monoOBBTKN
- Yeah; cheap screen.
Same on my (old school) iPhone 6.
You get what you pay for.ideaist
Wonder if anyone has created a chart that maps out a "who-needs-what" or "this is overkill" configurations for the new Pro.
Like, I'd love to see how you'd rank things between the basic video producer on the left, and the massive big budget film studio on the right, with different configs in between.
- I bet many won't fully require 6 or more PCIe slots for expansion, which means the basic case is overkill already.evilpeacock
- Many won't, but there are many that will. That's kinda the point :)monospaced
- Toss in an MDX module, a pro audio interface card or two, a RAID card and any pro networking cards and it's not even close to overkill. It's the best there is.monospaced
- Oh, I'm game, but I know folks with old Mac Pro towers who never used more than two slots. I always end up maxing mine out.evilpeacock
- I run my computers for 5-10 years on average so slots to grow are great.evilpeacock
- Yeah, my dad had a Mac Pro. Used it to play a bridge game and run Quicken books. Like your friends, he didn't need the Mac Pro in the first place.monospaced
Also, did you guys see that there's a rack mount Pro coming soon? I haven't seen a word about that until I saw it on the site in the configuration options.
Cheapest place to get iPhone 11 Pro?
I would love to “edit Star Wars” on this puppy
- her channel is turning into an infomercial channel, all her videos are adsBennn
- Has always been. Hence her moniker “iJustine”NBQ00
- multitasking WAAAO ahahahsted
- looks like they finally got the level of hardware together what can manage multiple tasks using the same resources while keeping the os alive :Dsted
- Imagine how fast it would go if they use the better AMD CPUs + Nvidia GPUs.zarkonite
- not even close to as fast as it is with the GPUs it has and the afterburner addonmonospaced
- yeah i don't see anything beating this in power+build quality. it's a really robust hardware with just enough options to extend it's capabilitiessted
- what makes it last for a really long time in a production studio.sted
- Intel has been getting ripped to shreds by AMD for a while now, there's no contest their CPUs are faster. The afterburner card accelerates ProReszarkonite
- playback/render only. So yeah, it'll help but it's not going to do you any good for effects, CUDA is still the champ there.zarkonite
- Anything multi-threaded is way faster on AMD, the single-core operations are better on Intel because they have better clock speeds.zarkonite
- The gap is smaller with after effects/premiere: https://www.pugetsys…zarkonite
- (because Adobe products are not multi-threaded)zarkonite
- have you seen what the afterburner can do? it's crazymonospaced
- look at the vid i posted a few posts backmonospaced