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Old Jun 4th, 2019, 10:12 PM   #71
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Only time will tell. I hope this means cheaper trash can Mac Pros but I doubt it.
The kijiji market for used trashcans has definitely cheapened over the past few weeks. I've seen trashcans for less than $2,000, but they go quickly.
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Old Jun 4th, 2019, 10:35 PM   #72
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Just a thought: why not try an EGPU on a Thunderbolt 3 capable Mac such as the 2018 Mac Mini?
GPU of your own choice with it.

Not cheap, but a lot cheaper than this ridiculously priced new Mac Pro.

The money you spare with that will probably get you a nice Eizo or so monitor as well...


All such possibilities are well beyond all of my Mac knowledge, but even if it were possible, I'm sure Apple woulld have figured out and calculated how to thwart such setups in order to protect their BIG $$ Mac "Pro" models sales.

Actually, I really wonder how many high-end Mac Pro graphics and gamer users aren't and haven't been using modified Hackintoshes and will continue to do so for years.

It will be interesting to see the sales results of the newly announced Pro models later this year.


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Old Jun 4th, 2019, 10:36 PM   #73
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Go get some, then!

Sorry, this was childishly sarcastic...
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Old Jun 4th, 2019, 11:06 PM   #74
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Distinct possibility, Patrick!

Lookie here, e.g:

https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/m...u-mac-3673105/

https://www.akitio.com/expansion/node

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...lackmagicegpu/

Simply expansion monsters to be had right now! Maybe even for your own Mac?

See what I mean?

I mean: Radeon Pro RT 580 expansion for less than 200$+ expansion bay.
Not too bad, is it?
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Old Jun 4th, 2019, 11:40 PM   #75
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Distinct possibility, Patrick!

Lookie here, e.g:
Just as I mentioned, Apple won't have a true Mac "Pro" model until they grow up and mature a bit and get rid of their unfounded anti-Nvidia attitude:
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Unfortunately, Apple and nVidia don't seem to get along these days, so the macOS currently only works with a limited selection of graphics cards from AMD.
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Sadly, this means that the enormously popular nVidia range of graphics cards is still off limits for Mac users, although hopefully this will change in the future (the brave souls at egpu.io have actually found ways of using nVidia cards with Macs, but this generally involves some scary hacking).
https://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/m...u-mac-3673105/

So typical, and so unfounded... and so immature!!! Sad really.



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Old Jun 4th, 2019, 11:52 PM   #76
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NVidia EGPU unlock? Here you go:

https://theunlockr.com/how-to-use-nv...your-mac-egpu/

F*ck SIP!

Running FireWire 400 Audio cards ad lib on a 2011 MacBook Air & Mid 2012 MacBook Pro as we speak.

Don't tell anyone, but without SIP/ code signing those elderly drivers will still work!
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Old Jun 5th, 2019, 08:49 AM   #77
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You can certainly add an eGPU to Mac's that support it to boost their power, but that is only a small part of it. You still need a powerful processor or you start bottlenecking and all that money spent on a big expensive external GPU goes out the window.

I think the only way you will get a cheap trash can mac pro is used, Apple keeps their prices even on refurbished ridiculously high. They are selling refurbed Mac Mini's that came out in 2014 for $1800. Who would have thought a computer that is 5 years old would still be worth such a high price? Cheapest refurb Mac Pro is just under $3K. They will clear out their inventory I am sure even with the higher prices on older models.
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I had almost forgotten some of the interference and screw-ups that SIP caused and had forgotten then that it is still disabled on my 2011 27" iMac.


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I watched WWDC last night. I do like some of the things Apple has done, though nothing that really made me go "wow".

I loved the audible groan at the price of the monitor stand and would have loved to see Tim Cooks reaction and possibly dismay being unable to comprehend how people would have any issue with that.

The Mac Pro is made for 2 industries, audio and video. For audio not sure how many studios need that raw power to go through a thousand tracks, seems like a niche market though I could be wrong. Video editing I completely get. Apple really has skipped over a wide variety of pro users making a machine that financially would not make sense as it would take a long time to get your return on a machine like that. This is another example of how Apple leadership is out of touch in my opinion. People wanted a pro machine, Apple did that, but made an extreme pro machine priced for a small market of large studios.

I do like that it is expandable though the removing of the lid is a step back compared to the Mac Pro and PowerMac G4's of the past. Much simpler access to the insides. Small panel removed or the whole side just opens up giving you access. Not a huge deal though as it is not something you are constantly going in and out of.

They completely skipped over the SSD drives in the machine. No talk of price or any benefits their proprietary SSD has over traditional drives. Probably would have been another reply of groans from the audience. They will be priced high and I am guessing people with it with probably opt for external drives with tons of storage for a fraction of the price negating any real value of the Apple SSD.
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As usual Nitrozac and Snaggy over at Joy of Tech have nailed it.

The Joy of Tech comic... Apple's new Mac Pro...
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