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Apple's new Mac Pro costs over $50,000 with 1.5TB upgrade costing $25K

You'll get 1.5TB of RAM, 4 x GPUs and 4TB of PCIe SSD storage for over $50,000.

Published Tue, Dec 10 2019 8:13 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:46 AM CST

You can now officially order Apple's new Mac Pro, which might start at just $5999 -- but the price can get pretty hairy, pretty damn quickly. Apple's impressive new Mac Pro costs north of $50,000 when you've got it fully specced.

What do you get for the massive price of $53,247 you ask? Well, you do get 1.5TB of RAM and quad GPUs -- but everything else is either just alright, or good. The base model Apple Mac Pro for $5999 comes with an 8-core Intel Xeon-W processor, while spending an additional $7000 will see you upgraded to the much-faster 28-core CPU.

Upgrading from the stock 32GB of DDR4 ECC RAM to a simply crazy 1.5TB of RAM will cost you a huge $25,000 -- you could buy 4 x stock Mac Pros for that money and have change to buy the $400 wheels. Heh. There is one issue with the 1.5TB RAM upgrade: you will be stuck at the 24-core Intel Xeon-W processor at a minimum, you can't have an 8-core CPU + 1.5TB of RAM.

AMD provides their impressive Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics card, with 32GB of HBM2 total -- 16GB of HBM2 per Vega GPU. You can opt in for two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo graphics cards with 64GB of HBM2 in total which is a $10,800 upgrade. Upgrading from the stock 256GB PCIe-based SSD to 4TB of PCIe-based SSD storage costs $1400, and adding the Apple Afterburner card costs $2000.

  • CPU - Intel Xeon W (28-core 2.50GHz base clock, 4.40GHz Turbo Boost): Additional $7,000
  • Memory - 1.5TB (12 x 128GB of DDR4 ECC RAM): Additional $25,000
  • GPU - Two Radeon Pro Vega II Duo (2 x 32GB HBM2 graphics memory): Additional $10,800
  • Storage - 4TB of PCIe SSD storage: Additional $1,400
  • Apple Afterburner card: Additional $2,000
  • Stainless steel frame with wheels: Additional $400
  • Magic Mouse 2 + Magic Trackpad 2: Additional $149
  • Pre-installed software includes Final Cut Pro X and Logic Cut Pro X: Additional $499.98
Apple's new Mac Pro costs over $50,000 with 1.5TB upgrade costing $25K | TweakTown.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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