Today at WWDC, Apple announced new Mac Pro which starts at already pricy $6000 for the base variant. Apple didn’t mention the high-end variant price so The Verge compiled a list of components that Apple mentioned and that cost around $33,720 that too excluding the 6K retina display and GPU. If we consider display and GPU to the list then it may cost about $45,000 for the high-end variant. And guess what you can buy Audi A4 and still save money with that money.
Apple Mac Pro supports 28-core Intel Xeon W processor, up to 1.5TB RAM, 4TB SSD Storage, and four AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo GPUs. The base version doesn’t come with all that specs.
Here’s How Much It will likely Cost
One Mac Pro for $6000
The base variant of Mac Pro costs $6000. The machine will come with motherboard, power supply, heat sink, cooling system, chassis, a CPU, a GPU, and some RAM that we will need to replace with to max it out.
12 x 128GB DDR4 RAM for $18,000
The new Mac Pro has 12 DIMM slots that take DDR4 memory. To make it 1.5TB we need twelve 128GB DDR4 RAM. The easy 128GB DDR4 RAM costs $1,388.99 makes it approx $18,000 for twelve 128GB DDR4 RAM.
2 x 2TB SSD (4TB Storage) for $2,400
Apple charges approx $2,400 to upgrade their iMac to 4TB storage so we can expect them to charge the same amount for the Mac Pro. The new Mac Pro’s 4TB SSD storage will cost about $2,400.
1 x 2.5GHZ 28-CORE INTEL XEON W PROCESSOR for $7,500
The high-end Mac Pro will need high-end CPU which is 2.5GHz, 28-core Intel Xeon W with a 66.5MB cache and support for up to 2TB 2933MHz memory. Well, Apple didn’t specify which what 28-core Xeon processor it’ll be shipping with the Mac Pro. So looking at Intel database Intel Xeon W-3275M will cost about $7,453.
2 x AMD RADEON PRO VEGA II GPUS for $12,000
AMD announced Radeon Pro Vega II alongside the Mac Pro so we don’t know yet how much it will cost but considering its previous record we can expect it to be priced $6,300. While Mac Pro has two slots it will cost about $12,600.
Pro Display XDR for $5,000
Apple announced Pro Display XDR that supports its new Mac Pro. Of course, cheaper options available in the market but when you want to go all in this is the best option available.
Apple Pro Stand for Pro Display XDR for $1,000
The Apple Stand for Pro Display XDR Monitor is sold separately for $1,000.
Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic TrackPad for $228
The Company will probably won’t include the accessories with its new Mac Pro so you will definitely need keyboard and trackpad/ mouse. The Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad cost about $228.
If you decide to go all-in then the high-end variant of Mac Pro with all the Apple’s accessories will cost you about $52,128 (Rs. 36,12,861 approx). You can buy a luxary car at that price.