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Apple Updates Mac Pro with New Graphic Card Options

Apple is updating the Mac Pro with new graphics card modules on Tuesday. These features are based on the AMD Radeon Pro W6000 series. The company claims the new Radeon Pro W6800X MPX Module, Radeon Pro W6800X Duo MPX Module, and Radeon Pro W6900X MPX module will boost the performance for the graphics-heavy tasks Apple designed the Pro around.

The company is continuing to support the Pro by bringing new GPU options to Apple’s custom Mac Pro Expansion Module system that the company remains committed to its new, modular design. AMD announced that the new graphics cards in June this year, with the promise that the W6800 would bring up to 79% faster performance than the previous generation.

Apple claims in some cases the GPUs in their MPX forms can get up to 84% faster performance when running Octane X and up to 23% faster performance when using DaVinci Resolve. The GPU modules range in price per the listings on Apple’s store shared below, and each adds four Thunderbolt 3 ports and an HDMI 2.0 port. Radeon Pro W6800X MPX Module: an additional $2,400 with 32GB of GDDR6 memory delivering up to 512GB/s memory bandwidth up to 16.0 teraflops of single-precision or 32.0 teraflops of half-precision computing or 60.4 teraflops of half-precision computing when two modules are installed together.

Apple says the new GPU modules will replace the previous AMD Radeon Pro Vega II MPX Modules in the configure-to-order options on Apple’s website, and as standalone kits. As part of this new module launch Apple is also specifically phasing out the AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo MPX Module and AMD Radeon Pro Vega II MPX Module, but will still offer both in standalone kits for existing customers.

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