According to the rumors and speculation, word has it that Apple could be finally updating its Mac Pro series of computers at WWDC next week, and now thanks to the folks at M.I.C. Gadget, they have gotten their best in field experts to talk to their sources and basically have managed to uncover the specs of what the upcoming Mac Pro refresh will entail. Will these specs be the sort of specs that Mac Pro users have been waiting for for the past two years? We guess you guys will have to be the judge of that.
For starters according to their report, Mac Pro users will finally be able to enjoy the Thunderbolt I/O that MacBooks and iMacs have been enjoying so far. Considering what many Mac Pro users use their computers for, we guess they will be able to appreciate the speedy data transfers of huge files. USB 3.0 is apparently also on the table and these new Mac Pros will be powered by Intel’s Xeon E5 series of processors, which in all honesty has been predicted in the past. Why not Ivy Bridge, you ask? According to M.I.C. Gadget’s report, Apple will not be using Ivy Bridge processors for the Mac Pros since apparently they “handle voltage far worse than their 32nm Sandy bridge brethren.”
As far as GPUs are concerned, they believe that the new Mac Pros will be turning to ATI professional cards as opposed to NVIDIA. Now we’re sure that some of you guys might be thinking of using the Mac Pros on rack mounts, and while there have been rumors surrounding a possible rack mounted prototype, their sources have informed them that these prototypes will not be seeing the light of day any time soon as “Apple does not wish to be present in the enterprise market as the units sell very poorly in comparison to the other products they sell.”
Mac Pro owners, what do you guys think of these alleged upgrades? Is it what you guys have been waiting for? However it should be noted that since this information is hardly “official”, we suggest taking it with a grain of salt and wait until next week where Apple is rumored to unveil the new Mac Pro computers.
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