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AppleMac Pro Desktop Computer (Six-Core, Late 2013)
 
5.0

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5.0

Worth the premium

By KLTMD

from Pensacola, Florida

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Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Six-Core, Late 2013):

      I have the fastest MacBookPro available yet when processing image stacks (250+ 180MB exposures per image) and doing two or three other processor-intensive tasks simultaneously, the MacPro is amazing. Importing into LightRoom 300+ images takes 2-3 seconds! Synchronizing RAW adjustments for this many images takes seconds as well. I can live capture a sequence of images, be exporting large TIFF files from LR, and using panorama or stacking software, and editing another large image in PS simultaneously, with no hiccups.

      The dual Video cards are perhaps a large part of the image-processing speed. In PS, when the size of a multilayer file can be 1.6GB or so, applying a filter or analyzing several luminosity options is so quick, there is no wasted time - extremely fast. Again, this is all while doing many other processor-intensive simultaneously.

      For single image processing, I don't think this level of power is necessary, nor can the expense easily be justified. For imaging professionals working with large data, perhaps this is justifiable. The price is a bit hard to swallow initially....until you use it and experience the extraordinary speed. While video processing or running a ProTools studio are supposedly the main use of this box, processor straining-image adjustments, especially with the newer high megapixel cameras, are made extremely efficient. Extraordinary product.

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      5.0

      Awesome

      By junkfoodvegan

      from New York, NY

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      Pros

      • Fast
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • Requires External Drives

      Best Uses

      • Photography
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      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Six-Core, Late 2013):

      I upgraded to this bad boy from a high spec 2008 model about a year ago. At first, I was worried about expandability and connectivity, but after some carefully researched accessory purchases, I am proud to say that this is by far the best computer I have ever owned. It's certainly not for everyone, but when time is money, this is the way to go. I work as a digital tech for a handful of world renowned photographers. While I usually use rented tech equipment, I was getting tired of lugging around my giant old generation mac pro or suffering with a maxed out yet still somehow underpowered MacBook Pro. When the new mac pro was announced, I knew I had found the perfect machine. Extremely powerful yet highly portable. Now, I know most mac pro users don't place portability at the top of their want list, but nonetheless, this machine is still a beast on the desk. If you need to handle thousands or RAW files or multiple layers of video and effects, this is the machine for you. Of course, I'm speaking about the line as a whole, not necessarily this specific configuration.A bit about why I chose this setup. For photographers, the 6 core model is the way to go. The slower clock speed of the 8 core will actually slow you down, as most photo applications rely more on single core speed than distributing data across multiple cores. And for the rest of you, if you look at benchmark results, you will see that the moderate power increase with the 8 core model isn't the best bang for your buck. The hardcore video people out there will definitely want the 12 core model, but for photographers, the 6 core hits the sweet spot. I chose the D700 GPUs for 2 reasons. For one, my old model saw 3 different GPU upgrades over the course of 6 years. Knowing that I could not someday upgrade if the need arose with this machine, I chose to go with the best option in the first place. Second, as someone who uses Capture One every day, I was aware that it only takes full advantage of the dual GPUs with the D700 card. Anyone doing a lot of graphics work of any kind will want to go with this option. Not only is it insanely fast, it's somewhat future proof compared to the other GPU options. RAM. I chose to go with the factory installed 32GB option rather than upgrading a stock 16GB model with 3rd party RAM simply because of the price. I was concerned about the ease of future upgrades with all four slots full from the factory, but this option was about $100 cheaper than installing two 3rd party 16GB sticks. 32GB has proven to be more than enough for my purposes so far and I think a 64GB upgrade is a while off. The 1TB SSD was overkill, I could have survived just fine with 512GB, but I certainly appreciate having the choice to edit an entire video project off the internal drive when speed is key. Not to mention, I occasionally tech on shoots that end up with well over 300GB of RAW files and exports, and I like knowing that internal storage space will not be an issue. Its an expensive upgrade that isn't for everyone, but if you think you will need the space at some point, you should save yourself some time now and just go for it. And man this SSD is fast! It blows the old 2.5" 6G SSD in my Macbook Pro out of the water.Certainly, this computer is not for everyone. Despite Apple's move away from the professional market in recent years, this machine was clearly designed solely for power users, and they will not be disappointed. Now, you might be concerned about buying a now 2 year old computer, especially with the recent announcement of Thunderbolt 3 and a new generation of processors on the horizon, but I can say with certainty that this computer will definitely withstand the test of time and I do not regret the investment. It is already clear that with this release, Apple has prolonged the product cycle of the Mac Pro and I think it will be some time before this machine becomes irrelevant. You've been thinking about it for a long time now, you know you want it, just buy the darn thing. You won't regret it.

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      5.0

      Best Purchase Ever

      By blunt

      from Hollywood

      Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Six-Core, Late 2013):

      Working in the Film & TV industry is all sbout efficiency. As an editor this is how I make a living.

      Opted for this machine because it's truly the best in performance/price.

      The machine screams. It's blazing fast. I have a 12core Old Mac Pro (previous gen) and this machine blows it out ofthe water. I have a pegasus2 raid system and 3x30inch monitors attached and I couldn't be happier.

      Avid or After Effects, this machine tackles all.

      If you want the best machine performance/price wise look no further! Seriously. Just pull the trigger you will NOT regret it.

      I went withthe 32GB/Dual D700/1TB SSD version.

      You should do the same.

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      5.0

      Screamer

      By Video Norman

      from Boston MA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Six-Core, Late 2013):

          This machine is not for everybody, but you are are a video editor, a vfx artist, or colorist, then this is what you want. I can now render video faster than real time. I can grade using Davinci Resolve with real time performance. My TB flash drive redlines the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test around 800mbps. It is a big ticket item, but I got 6 good years out of my last Mac Pro and it is still a very capable machine. Even so not in the same league as this new generation. This will save me a ton of time in the edit suite and will pay for itself in short order.

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