New Mac Pro Receives FCC Approval Ahead of Launch

Apple's new Mac Pro has received FCC approval today ahead of its release later this year. Apple's website still says the new ‌Mac Pro‌ is "coming this fall," but FCC approval could signal an imminent announcement.


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

A 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 has a unique lattice pattern to maximize airflow and quiet operation.


The new ‌‌Mac Pro‌‌ will start at $5,999 in the United States with an eight-core Intel Xeon processor, 32GB of ECC RAM, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and 256GB of SSD storage. Apple will also be selling the 32-inch Pro Display XDR with 6K resolution for $4,999, with an optional stand to be available for $999.

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3 weeks ago
If you're not a Pro, spouse approval sold separately.
Rating: 36 Votes
3 weeks ago
SIX THOUSAND dollars and you get a 256GB SSD :rolleyes:
Rating: 20 Votes
3 weeks ago
It's so strange, almost unnatural, to see Mac Pro news/articles on the front page. I'm getting flashbacks of better days gone by.
Rating: 16 Votes
3 weeks ago
Nice. The machine pros asked for, and got (finally). Yeah it’s more expensive, but much better and more expandable than the $4,000 8-core Apple currently sells.

Pros who use the 2019 Mac Pro to generate revenue will be able to afford the extra $50/month.
Rating: 15 Votes
3 weeks ago


Nice. The machine pros asked for, and got. Yeah it’s more expensive, but much better and more expandable than the $4,000 8-core Apple currently sells.

Pros who use the 2019 Mac Pro to generate revenue will be able to afford the extra $50/month.

Not all the pros. In motion graphics, VFX and 3D animation it's pretty shocking. The CPU is impressive but the base model comes with the same GPU as a regular iMac. The storage is laughable - 256GB for the base model in 2019?

Without Nvidia support, a lot of people will ignore it.
Rating: 10 Votes
3 weeks ago
Any day now!
Rating: 8 Votes
3 weeks ago
Recurring Silly Comment 1) $6000 gets you something laughable.
Most race cars are sold without engines. No one says "$200,000 and it doesn't even run! Hurr hurr." The base model will boot, but NO ONE will leave it that way.

Recurring Silly Comment 2) I can build X for $Y.
Fine. Go do it. If you don't know why this machine is built the way it is, then you certainly don't want it.

Recurring Not Silly Comment - Doesn't run Invidia/CUDA.
Well, there are two possibilities. Major modeling/ML software will get ported to Metal, in which case this is a good machine for that. Or it won't, and only Video people will want/need it. Ok. True.

I do photography. I don't need this machine. I wish I did, as it's a total lust object (as hardware goes). And Apple really doesn't have the best hardware for photography. But software is changing its use of GPUs all the time. Some filters won't work on my laptop due to insufficient VRAM. Sadly, a $2,000 Dell would be best machine for me. I just a) hate Windows (not out of ignorance) and b) don't want to switch licenses of a dozen software packages.
Rating: 7 Votes
3 weeks ago
Good news! Been scanning websites for this news. Our Church does broadcasts including video and audio and need full-time robust reliability. We have already decided to purchase the Mac Pro when it launches. We broadcast one, and probably soon two or three streams (audio and probably one video), 24/7. I've had such a good experience with Macs going for many months without needing a reboot, and that is one of the reasons we are going with a Pro level Mac. We do not need the screen of the iMac Pro and the Mac Pro lets us upgrade with time if we need to.
Rating: 6 Votes
3 weeks ago


Would it kill them to at least release the specs/pricing?

No, it would kill us.?
Rating: 5 Votes
3 weeks ago


And truth be told, for a lot of people AMD's offerings are insanely good right now, to the point where this just seems laughably expensive. When you can build a PC with an AMD 12 core for a fraction of the price why bother with this?

Because they want and/or need to run MacOS, and they want an expandable box.
Rating: 5 Votes

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