Apple Shares Compatibility Details for Mac Pro's New Radeon Pro W6000 Graphics

Apple has published three new support documents with further details about the Mac Pro's new AMD Radeon Pro W6000 series MPX graphics modules, which became available earlier this week. The support documents walk through the many different display setups that can be used with the GPUs and how to use AMD's Infinity Fabric Link technology for increased performance and faster data transfer between the modules.

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One notable detail from the support documents is that the Infinity Fabric Link bridges for the new Radeon Pro W6000 series modules are not compatible with previous-generation Radeon Pro MPX modules, according to Apple.

Three new modules are available for the latest Mac Pro as built-to-order upgrade options on Apple's online store, including the Radeon Pro W6800X, Radeon Pro W6800X Duo, and Radeon Pro W6900X. The modules can also be purchased on a standalone basis for customers who already own the latest Mac Pro, with prices ranging from $2,800 to $6,000.

Apple said the new graphics options provide up to 84% faster performance when running the Octane X rendering app and up to 23% faster performance when using the video editing and color correction app DaVinci Resolve on the Mac Pro.

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djeeyore25 Avatar
18 months ago
Oregon Trail really shines with a couple of these installed.
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saulinpa Avatar
18 months ago

I just wonder sometimes if this whole MacPro thing is some sort of social experiment to see how far they can push their customers until they snap.
If a $1000 monitor stand didn't make their customers snap, nothing will.
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18 months ago
Don't know why I'm reading this, I can barely afford one stick of RAM
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18 months ago
Damn it, I was hoping to use this as a specs bump for my MacBook Air
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18 months ago

If a $1000 monitor stand didn't make their customers snap, nothing will.
Or $700 casters.
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18 months ago
Will this support Kingdom of Lothing and other text based web games?
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