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What is the most expensive Mac Pro you can buy?

by on11 December 2019

What your $52,599 cheese grater looks like

Apple’s new Mac Pro is now in the shops and while it starts at $5,999, the Verge has been looking at what you can get if you buy all the options.

Apparently it’ll cost you $52,599, making it the single most expensive Mac ever made so the Verge is trying to make out that it is value for money.

The base price machine costs $5,999 comes with 32GB of RAM, an octa-core Intel Xeon CPU, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and a 256GB SSD.

The most expensive chip you can own is a 28-Core, 2.5GHz Intel Xeon W with 28 cores, 56 threads, and Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz which Apple will charge you $7,000.  The Ram costs $25,000 for 1.5TB of 2933MHz RAM, broken down into 12 128GB user-replaceable slots. Given that makes up half the price one has to wonder how much this upgrade is worth it.

The SSDs include 4TB of SSD storage, split across two 2TB SSDs and cost "1,400 add-ons. Apple notes that an 8TB option will be offered soon, meaning that you’ll be able to spend even more here in the future.

The GPUs are two AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics card modules, each with two GPUs inside for a total of four graphics cards, each with 32GB of dedicated RAM per GPU costing $10,800.

Then there is an afterburner accelerator card costing  $2,000 and some rats and mice bits which take the price to  $52,599.

Optionally, you can also throw in one of Apple’s Pro Display XDR monitors. It starts at $4,999, with a fancier matte “nano-texture” glass option that costs $5,999, which we’ll obviously choose because money is clearly no object here. You’ll also need to pay $999 for the stand, sold separately), making the full price for the screen $6,998 and the entire top-of-the-line Mac Pro setup a grand total of $59,597.



Last modified on 11 December 2019
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