If you have a spare $50,000 burning a hole in your pocket, then you could be perfectly positioned to purchase a maxed out brand new Apple Mac Pro. That is, according to The Verge which has pulled together some estimations pertaining to upgrades on Apple’s recently announced machine.

Apple used WWDC 2019 to introduce its all-new modular Mac Pro to rapturous applause from a development community which would significantly benefit from a machine of this magnitude.

With that said, that applause was for the idea of the machine and focused on the base model which Apple introduced and explained would cost around the $5,999 mark. For that, consumers would get an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, a fairly standard 32GB of RAM and an internal 256GB SSD.

Anyone with experience of purchasing an Apple Mac of any shape or form will understand that they can start off with the base model at a specific price and then steadily increase that cost as the spec increases to their requirements. Apple gave an overview of how you can max that machine out by whetting the appetite with discussions of a whopping 1.5TB of RAM alongside a 4TB SSD as well as a 28-core Intel Xeon.

However, prices weren’t discussed, with The Verge reckoning that the top-end price could exceed $50,000 if you include Apple’s Pro Display XDR for $7,000.

  • 1.5TB of RAM, equivalent to 12 sticks costing around $18,000
  • 4TB of internal SSD storage, costing approximately $2,400
  • Twin AMD Radeon Pro Vega II GPUs, estimated at anywhere between $12,000 to $24,000
  • A 28-core Intel Xeon W processor suggested costing $8,000
  • Apple’s Pro Display XDR starting at $5,000 but if you max it out with the optional stand and nano-textured glass then it costs $7,000
  • Throw in some additional coin for Apple’s optional Afterburner card

With all of those things taken into consideration – and, keeping in mind that they are estimates at this stage – then Apple’s maxed out Mac Pro could cost a whopping $60,000. Even on the cheaper end of that scale, you’d still be looking at parting with around the $50,000 mark for the privilege of using Apple’s latest cheesegrater powerhouse. What say you on those costs? Is it worth $50,000+ to be able to compile Swift code faster?

(Source: The Verge)

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