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MacPro a Dinosaur?
Last post Tue, Feb 28 2012 by nicowieditz, 5 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Feb 24 2012 16:48
by Tom23
Joined on Mon, Feb 26 2007, Miller, Posts 119

Hi Guys,

  I've been waiting for a MacPro Update for quite some time.  Now the rumors are that this mythical Update may never arrive, with the MP line being discontinued.  That certainly would be a poke in the eye to the high end MP users by Apple.  If it happens (just a rumor) what would be the way to go if one wanted to use MIR and all the other memory eaters that the MacPro has handled?  Will this "Thunderbolt" become the new way?  Anyone know anything about it?                        Thanks,  Tom

Posted on Fri, Feb 24 2012 17:33
by DG
Joined on Wed, May 12 2004, Posts 8608

 Unfortunately only Apple can tell you what's in store for the Mac Pro. Personally I believe that we will see Ivy Bridge, at least. However there's nothing to say that having no Mac Pro will be a real problem for most people.

At the moment Thunderbolt is more like a damp squib, but as it gets adopted onto PC motherboards it should mean that more TB devices will be released.

DG

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Posted on Sat, Feb 25 2012 09:35
by Cyril Blanc
Joined on Thu, Dec 19 2002, Paris France, Posts 2686

Why no new Macpro since ....

It is because of Intel that has not been able to deliver new XEON processors !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted on Sat, Feb 25 2012 17:59
by Tom23
Joined on Mon, Feb 26 2007, Miller, Posts 119

Thanks, Cyril.  I guess as a MacPro user I'll have to wait it out.  Sure hope it's not too long.......       Tom

Posted on Tue, Feb 28 2012 05:50
by nicowieditz
Joined on Tue, Apr 25 2006, GERMANY, Posts 70

U R right, Cyril... Hope that Apple is no more delaying the new mac pro because of waiting till the Ivy-Bridge Support will be released! I expect that they will release the new one in March 2012 because the pressure from the public eye is too high, so there could be an upgrade to the Ivy Bridge later this year, but they have to release the Pro with the Sandy Bridge and two thunderbolt slots. The new one will have Ram slots with 1600 MHz, but they are not offered until now from the manufacturers..., so there could be an expensive price-range at the start... An apple employer said that it needs more than 1 year till prices of new Dimms will decrease, so in case of that it is better and more economic to use the 1333 MHz Dimms, the chipset is using 4channel support for Dimms, so the speed between 1600 MHz and 1333 MHz is not the most important thing relating to a higher price-range.

In case of using multiple instances of MIR and VE5 in Logic, I think that 64 GB RAM bundled with SSD's over Raid and 2 x 8 core processors is more than enough to get a satisfying workflow for a longer time. Actual logic supports 12 cores, but in practical use there are lots of bugs by using the 32bit-Bridge, so Apple's Logic-Team has still a lot to do! I hope that Logic Pro X in an expecting PRO-DESIGN will break those limits!

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