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You could either buy a new car for $52,599 or a top-of-the-line Mac Pro, which was just released today in stores. Is it worth the money? Well, you do get a 28-core Intel Xeon W processor running at 2.5GHz, 4TB of storage, two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo 32GB graphics cards, Apple’s “Afterburner” PCIe accelerator card, and the most costly option of all, 1.5TB (12 x 128GB) of DDR4 EEC RAM. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
For those who don’t know, Apple’s Afterburner card is a custom add-on that adds hardware acceleration for ProRes codecs. Similar to its predecessor, the cover can be removed to access the internals, which features eight PCIe slots for expansion, making this the first Mac with six or more expansion slots since the Power Macintosh 9600 in 1997. Wheels can also be added to the case, and it can also be purchased in a rack mount configuration, but unfortunately will set you back an extra $400.