The Mac Pro is a computer for nobody
A brief history lesson I’ve been waiting a long time for a desktop Mac. Six years have passed since Apple announced the 2013 Mac Pro. When they debuted that computer, I was still in college. I was disappointed by how expensive it was. I couldn’t afford it; fair enough, it wasn’t a computer for college students. Beyond the price, though, I was disappointed in the computer itself. The Mac Pro (2013) launched as an ostensibly GPU-forward compute platform with two (count ’em!) FirePro GPUs. Apple was proud of it. “Can’t innovate anymore my ass!”. The problem was that these GPUs were already two years old when the Mac Pro started shipping. The FirePro GPUs were rebranded 7000-series Radeon GPUs (Tahiti architecture), announced in 2011 and shipped in January 2012.