Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core, Late 2013)

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Apple Mac Pro Desktop Computer (Quad-Core, Late 2013)
Key Features
  • 3.7 GHz Intel Xeon E5 Quad-Core
  • 12GB of 1866 MHz DDR3 ECC RAM
  • 256GB PCIe-Based Flash Storage
  • Dual AMD FirePro D300 GPUs (2 x 2GB)
From 2006 to 2012, the Mac Pro from Apple stuck with the same aluminum case, first made popular by the Power Mac G5. Now, the Mac Pro returns with a completely redesigned look. Apple revisited the architecture of the Mac Pro's internal components in order to maximize performance and minimize heat. With a unified thermal core, Apple opted for a leaner, lighter, and quieter structure that was more streamlined. The unique cylinder design stands just 9.9 inches tall with a diameter of just 6.6 inches, which allows it to be a professional workstation that can actually sit on your desk.
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Is the PCIe a Version 3, 4 lane interface? Does it support NVMe?Will this Samsung SSD work to replace the 256 GB unit?https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1288025-REG/samsung_mz_v6e1t0bw_1tb_960_evo_nvme.html target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1288025-REG/samsung_mz_v6e1t0bw_1tb_960_evo_nvme.html</a>
Asked by: Richard K.
The connector is PCIe Gen 2 x4 lane so total speed of 2GB/s
Answered by: Saul B.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Asked by: Hugo
memory , or SSD only
Answered by: ammar k.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Mac OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra comes in this computer do you get a choice? Will this with either OS's work with Final Cut Pro 7?
Asked by: Tony M.
NO no choice it came with Sierra. I would not recommend this Apple Computer Period . The situation of the turn ON button is ridiculous and only allows you to look at all the wires facing you on the back. My daughter and I both bought one and we both have had problems. It won't recognize my large Epson printer and easy to access on my screen. I had several Mac's over the years and this one is BAD!!!!
Answered by: Pat C.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does it output Optical for Audio 7.1 surround?
Asked by: John
Don't know.
Answered by: richardk J.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Would this be able to smoothly cut RED r3d 4K footage in fcpx? Multicam too? I have a 2012 MacBook Pro and I need a Mac Pro trash can but want to make a smart move. Everythings shot on a RED Scarlet X or phantom 4 drone. Just need something to handle the heavy footage, both raw and proxies.
Asked by: Alex C.
Assuming you are shopping for the model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB SSD I would plan on upgrading the RAM and disk as it may not be enough. My wife purchased this model for photo editing and we ended up having to upgrade the RAM to 64GB and SSD to 1TB plus to keep things working smoothly. She uses Adobe Photoshop and FinalCut Pro for video and the stock RAM and SSD weren't up to the task.
Answered by: Andrew R.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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If i buy this mac, can i use a 4k 50 samsung smart tv as monitor for it ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes you can. I have a similar monitor on mine at the office. It rocks!
Answered by: ELIOTT M.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Can you add memory later?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, I immediately swapped my memory and put 64GB - not too large of an investment (I used a reputable aftermarket company that will take the old memory in trade). My thought is this, buy the base model (4 core) and when the 12 core CPU comes down in price you have a plug and play 4X throughput improvement (not 4x the speed for every application - only if the app is written for multithread operations) - 12 core is also great if you run lots of concurrent applications. Get a fast thunderbolt external drive for storage. My favorite computer over the last 30 years (love the design, super powerful and no white noise) and I've been building systems since high end was adding a 8087 math coprocessor to your 4.77MHz 8088 PC... (On a side note 64GB of ram would have cost $24,000,000 when I first started playing with these types of toys)
Answered by: William S.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Could I get the same student discount online that I would get from Apple Retail store?
Asked by: Andy J.
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Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-25
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