Mac Pro Now Starts With 512GB of Storage and Radeon Pro W5500X Graphics

Apple this week upgraded its base model Mac Pro to include 512GB of storage and AMD's Radeon Pro W5500X graphics for the same $5,999 starting price. Previously, this configuration included 256GB of storage and Radeon Pro 580X graphics. These changes apply to both the tower and rack versions of the Mac Pro.

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As we previously reported, Apple has also made AMD Radeon Pro W6600X graphics available as a $300 upgrade option for the Mac Pro.

Released in December 2019, the Mac Pro continues to use Intel's Xeon processors, but Apple confirmed during its "Peek Performance" event on Tuesday that an Apple silicon version of the high-end desktop computer is planned. Apple did not provide a release timeframe or any additional details about the future Mac Pro.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has previously reported that an Apple silicon version of the Mac Pro will have two chip options, including one with a 20-core CPU and a 64-core GPU and the other with a 40-core CPU and a 128-core GPU.

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Top Rated Comments

fenderbass146 Avatar
14 months ago
The Mac Pro was coming with 256 GB base lol?
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spock Avatar
14 months ago
A machine that cost $6 grand should start at 1tb. I am starting to think that Apple is a trillion dollar company because of its RAM and storage prices.
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fel10 Avatar
14 months ago

A machine that cost $6 grand should start at 1tb. I am starting to think that Apple is a trillion dollar company because of its RAM and storage prices.
You spelled greed wrong
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kylo83 Avatar
14 months ago
What’s the point of this anymore
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kc9hzn Avatar
14 months ago

What’s the point of this anymore
RAM, upgradability, Apple’s Afterburner accelerator card, the rackmount form factor, getting the top of the line x86 Mac. There’s a lot that the Intel Mac Pro offers that we won’t have in an Apple Silicon Mac until the Apple Silicon Mac Pro ships, and there are still a few holes that likely won’t ever be filled by Apple Silicon (unless Microsoft makes ARM based versions of Windows available to end-users or someone creates a Virtual PC-like virtualization system for Apple Silicon).
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
14 months ago

A machine that cost $6 grand should start at 1tb. I am starting to think that Apple is a trillion dollar company because of its RAM and storage prices.
Move aside peasant, this is not meant for you. ;)
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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