Mac Pro: Rack-mount version of the Mac Pro is now available starting at $6,499

The Mac Pro is Apple’s workstation. It’s designed for professionals who need a powerful and flexible machine, and is ideal for applications that use as many processing cores as possible—video-editing applications, image-editing software, 3D programs, and the like.

The Mac Pro is getting a revival of sorts. The company released a brand-new, redesigned Mac Pro in December 2019, after years of stagnation with the previous, cylindrical Mac Pro.

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Apple doesn’t offer a standard configuration choices for the Mac Pro. It’s really meant to be customized by the customer. To give you an idea of where pricing starts: if you configure the Mac Pro with the base components, it’s $5,999 for the standard tower configuration, or $6,499 for a rack mountable version. Learn more about the Mac Pro by reading about its main features below.

Update 01/14/20: The rack-mount version of the Mac Pro is now available, starting at $6,499.

Processor

Apple uses Intel Xeon W processors, starting with a 3.5GHz 8-core CPU. Apple also offers 12-, 16-, 24-, and 28-core processors.

Memory

The Mac Pro uses DDR4 ECC memory, and has 12 DIMM slots. However, the memory configurations that Apple offers don’t always fill all of the slots. Here’s what Apple offers:

  • 32GB (four 8GB DIMMs)
  • 48GB (six 8GB DIMMs
  • 96GB (six 16GB DIMMs)
  • 192GB (six 32GB DIMMs)
  • 384GB (six 64GB DIMMs)
  • 768GB (six 128GB DIMMs or 12 64GB DIMMs)
  • 1.5TB (12 128GB DIMMs; for models with a 24-core or 28-core processor)

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Graphics

The Mac Pro has room for two graphics cards. Apple has three different AMD cards from which to choose.