Apple's pulling out all the stops on its venerable Mac Pro line. This years edition offers more computing power than the entirety of some developing countries. Here's what's in store for Apple's power users in 2013.
The new Mac Pro is a beast of a machine. Sporting Intel Xeon E5 processors with between 4 and 12 cores—and topping out at 7 teraflops of computing power—with up to 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM with a 30MB L3 cache, the 2013 MP can hold its own against even the most resource intensive of professional design application.
The graphics are equally impressive. The Mac Pro's dual standard workstation GPUs run AMD FirePro graphics which supports 4k video output. And for connectivity, the 2013 Mac Pro will feature 4 USB 3 ports, 6 thunderbolt 2 ports, 2 1Gb Ethernet ports, HDMI, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Starting at $3000 for a 3.7GHz quad-core Xeon processor with 12GB DRAM and dual FirePro D300 GPUs, the Mac Pro will begin shipping later this year, most likely sometime in December.