johnny h wrote:A top spec Mac Pro is not really a “desktop computer”. It’s a super high end professional workstation with a huge power supply and thirsty, expensive graphics.
Yes and these can generally easily go above £10K in price.
I imagine the disappointment with the next gen Mac Pro for audio users is more that the starting price is so high rather than how much a high end configuration costs.
The higher end versions are disappointing for another reason in that in some core ways the specs are already trounced by the competition.
AMD's 3rd generation Threadripper platform is released this month and it kicks the Intel platform into touch.
More and higher performing cores giving better performance and power efficiency and at a much lower cost.
PCIe 4.0 which doubles the bandwidth for SSDs.
I'm sure the Mac Pro has some unique features but the timing could hardly be worse.