Apple Reveals All-New Mac Pro With Up to 28-Core Processor and 1.5TB of RAM, Starting at $5,999

Apple today at its WWDC 2019 keynote unveiled its long-awaited Mac Pro redesign.

2019 mac pro side and front
The all-new Mac Pro is an absolute powerhouse with up to 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics with 64GB of HBM2 memory, and eight PCIe expansion slots for maximum performance, expansion, and configurability.

The new design includes a stainless steel frame with smooth handles and an aluminum housing that lifts off for 360-degree access to the entire system. The housing also features a unique lattice pattern, which has already been referred to as a cheese grater, to maximize airflow and quiet operation.

mac pro housing lift off
Apple says the new ‌Mac Pro‌ provides over 300W of power and has a "state-of-the-art thermal architecture" to allow the processor to run "fully unconstrained all the time." This is a significant change from the previous ‌Mac Pro‌, which Apple eventually admitted led it "into a bit of a thermal corner."

The new ‌Mac Pro‌ features Apple Afterburner, a new accelerator card that can decode up to three streams of 8K ProRes RAW video and 12 streams of 4K ProRes RAW video in real time, effectively eliminating proxy workflows.

2019 mac pro internal view
Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller:

We designed Mac Pro for users who require a modular system with extreme performance, expansion and configurability. With its powerful Xeon processors, massive memory capacity, groundbreaking GPU architecture, PCIe expansion, Afterburner accelerator card and jaw-dropping design, the new Mac Pro is a monster that will enable pros to do their life's best work.


Apple says the new ‌Mac Pro‌ starts at $5,999 in the United States with an eight-core Intel Xeon W processor, 32GB of DDR4 ECC RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and 256GB of SSD storage and will be available to order in the fall.

Apple also introduced a new 32-inch 6K display named the Pro Display XDR that will also be available in the fall starting at $4,999.

apple pro display xdr mac pro
More details can be found on Apple's new Mac Pro page on its website. While not advertised, the current Mac Pro remains available to purchase for now.

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Top Rated Comments

paulvee Avatar
67 months ago
This is what many of us have been waiting for, so those of you who like to complain can suck it.
Score: 102 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PickUrPoison Avatar
67 months ago
Seems like it might be exactly what actual users (not MR forum anti-Apple/Cook posters) need. 1.5TB RAM? Looks like they’re using the Skylake-SP processors, not the W-series. [Edit: actually a new generation of Xeon W.]

1.5TB of RAM, nice. 8 PCIe slots (4 double wide)—not anywhere close to the “stacked Mac mini” concept some envisioned.

Maybe the most important thing: the end of the “Apple doesn’t care about pros (or the Mac) anymore” BS. Complaints will of course continue about pricing, but Mac prices have always been relatively high. Many of those whining here were never going to buy a Mac Pro (or any Mac, probably) in the first place.
Score: 91 Votes (Like | Disagree)
benshive Avatar
67 months ago
Apple creates exactly what Mac fans have been asking for for years and, surprise surprise, more complaining. I definitely didn't see that coming ;)
Score: 52 Votes (Like | Disagree)
drumzalicious Avatar
67 months ago
As of now it looks like they basically said let’s make the most powerful thing we can make

I mean am I missing something? What is missing
Score: 51 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MatthewUT44 Avatar
67 months ago
Incoming “too expensive “ comments. This is for professional
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yegon Avatar
67 months ago
Omg I don’t like how it looks, although flawed and disliked, the 2013 Mac Pro is one of Apples most beautiful Macs ever made.
And irredeemably flawed.

This is what the 2013 should have been.
Score: 50 Votes (Like | Disagree)