October 03, 2013 1 min read
The 2013 Mac Pro will offer dual AMD FirePro GPUs. These graphics processors are powerful and blazing fast. The base 4-core 2013 Mac Pro model will offer dual D300 graphics processors with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM each, while the 6-core offers the D500 with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each. Each model can be configured higher, up to dual D700 graphics processors offering 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM with 3.5 teraflops performance. The graphics processors, combined the the Intel Xeon E5 processor, makes a combination so powerful, users will be able to run three “4K” ultra-high resolution streams simultaneously.
Due to the construction of the machine, the graphics processors are configurable only during purchase due to proprietary engineered components. The lack of expansion ability at a later date may be a downside to users who would prefer to upgrade and change out the video card at a later date, but the sheer power and performance of the graphics processor may deliver results for many years to come without the need to upgrade.
|2013 Mac Pro||2012 Quad-Core Mac Pro||2012 12-Core Mac Pro|
|Dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPU||Double-wide, 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 graphics slot|
|Configurable as Dual D300, D500, or D700 cards||Option to install two ATI Radeon HD 5770 cards|
|Supports up to three 4K displays and 6 Thunderbolt displays||Support for up to six displays|
|Support for digital resolutions up to 2560x1600 pixels|
|Support for analog resolutions up to 2048x1536 pixels|
Continue reading to learn more about the 2013 Mac Pro Expansion and Connection options.