LindenGarcia, on 20 June 2012 - 05:46 AM, said:
WHY THE HELL ARE YOU ALL WAITING FOR A NEW MAC PRO?? ISNT THE ONE WE USE NOW ENOUGH?! HOW MUCH POWER DO YOU WANT? THE HIGHEST SPEC MAC PRO HAS 12 CORES FOR CHRIST SAKE, WHAT KIND OF BUISNESS ARE YOU ALL IN!
Twelve cores or no, the current line of Mac Pros is way out-of-date. One might ask, for instance, twelve cores of what? CPUs have evolved significantly in the last few years, both in power and efficiency. Other components have also improved - the system bus on most Macs now exceeds the speed of the fastest Mac Pro. The Westmere CPUs are extremely expensive; one could hope for a better price. And RAM is now faster - and cheaper - on most Macs as well. A 6GB drive bus is also standard on all Macs except the Mac Pro. Imagine, if you can, a Mac Pro with one of Apple's Fusion Drives in the first drive bay. Then there's Thunderbolt. And USB 3.
These are just a few reasons to wait for a Mac Pro refresh. Unless Apple screws up badly, a new Mac Pro will be far superior to the current lineup. One can only hope they don't cripple the Mac Pro the way they have the iMac by eliminating essential features.