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Walter Soyka
Re: John Siracusa perspective on Mac Pro Successor
on Mar 25, 2013 at 9:40:05 pm

[Jeremy Garchow] "They do not deliver the fastEST work stations nor do they care about having the fastest clock speeds, number of cores, number of PCI slots, number of RAM compartments, etc. Look at the current i7 offerings for proof."

One factor here is changing demand, and an unchanging Mac Pro design. The 2006-2010 Mac Pros didn't have the most slots, but they had enough for most of us. GPGPU wasn't around yet. It wasn't until 2011 or so that 4 slots started feeling really restrictive.

But I'll agree with your point: Apple's current lineup demonstrates that they are not in the performance/expansion game. So I'll ask again: what is the point of a Mac Pro successor if not to get back into that game?

I guess my mixed-metaphor point is this: in the moon race, Apple is the hare, but the tortoises have their running sneakers on.

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