As the name implies, the Mac Pro is aimed a professional users who need the maximum power, performance and flexibility in their workflow. As such, they are highly expandable and configurable and even quite old models can be brought up to date.
Ask us how we can extend the life and improve the performance of your Mac Pro. As with any other computer, things can go wrong or get broken, especially in older systems. Before you think about a replacement, however, get in touch with Mac Support Sheffield – we’re most likely to be able to help!
Launched in August 2006, the 1st generation Mac Pro had two dual-core Xeon processors and a rectangular, all-metal tower case construction. Revisions in 2010 and 2012 revisions had Nehalem/Westmere architecture Intel Xeon processors.
In December 2013, the second-generation Mac Pro with a cylindrical design was introduced. It had up to a 12-core Xeon E5 processor, dual AMD FirePro D series GPUs, PCIe-based flash storage, and an HDMI port. Thunderbolt 2 ports brought updated wired connectivity and support for six Thunderbolt displays. Reviews initially were generally positive, with caveats. Limitations of the cylindrical design prevented Apple from upgrading the second-generation Mac Pro with more powerful hardware.
In 2019 the third-generation Mac Pro returned to a tower form, echoing the first generation models. It has up to a 28-core Xeon-W processor, eight PCIe slots, AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPUs, and replaces most data ports with USB-C and Thunderbolt 3.