Comments on: Apple’s Newest Mac Pro Costs Less than DIY PC Build… Thanks to AMD http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 17:56:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Joseph Kool http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-9960 Tue, 09 Jun 2015 19:13:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-9960 Well its 2015 and there are much better gpu’s available. I can upgrade my gpu and cpu on my pc with faster cheaper components than what the nmp has. Can the new mac pro do that or would I need a new machine?

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By: soko7837 http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-9841 Mon, 25 May 2015 23:32:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-9841 EAT SHIT

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By: Matthew Harris http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-9788 Sat, 09 May 2015 08:44:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-9788 You need one more Mac Pro then you’d have a full meg’o’mac.

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By: pillybilly http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-9785 Fri, 08 May 2015 18:41:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-9785 You wasted so many bytes with your bullshits.

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By: JohnnyGURU http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-9759 Mon, 04 May 2015 06:27:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-9759 Well dummy the gaming cards do not offer double precision floating point calculation and a TON of other precision rendering options. Which is essential for engineering and scientific renderings as well as being preferred in animation and 3d design. REAL professionals DO NOT use anything other than Firepros, Quadros, and Teslas for their graphical renderings. Yeah I know your comment is old but you’re a dumbass and I had to say something. As well Macs have been used and are in use in scientific research. This has been common place for decades and this is because of the UNIX base in OSX as well as the old ESSENTIAL AltiVec instruction set which is owned by Apple and IBM. Another reason Macs have been and ARE in use with researchers is the superior stability of OSX and that UNIX base. Yes, Windows is quite stable now but with complete refreshes comes extreme bugs. Something which OSX has experienced with refreshes but because of the UNIX base it comes in very low numbers when compared to Windows. The only reason Apple stayed alive in the 90’s is because of these, according to you non-existent, engineers, scientists, TV and movie broadcasters, and graphic designers who needed Macs to do their work. How do I know all this……. Well I have 1023 NEW Mac Pros with maxed out everything. Of which 1000 of them are in a cluster at my lab in NC; and which have run non-stop with ZERO errors since February 23 of 2014. (BTW My server room has never been so quiet) Yeah I’m an ACTUAL professional, unlike yourself, who has a LAB and I need this because I am a Doctor of Astronomy and have held that title for a little over 10 years. Myself and almost ALL of my colleagues use Mac Pro’s and have, again, for decades. Just look up AltiVec, which I mentioned earlier. You will be given a dose of factual information and not the Windows fanboy information that you and many others who are in love with Bill Gates spew out. So you’re absolutely wrong and had absolutely no facts behind anything you said. You just said what your brain decided to make up. Here’s a little article for you. I just Googled Mac Pro and Astronomy and got this as the first hit. http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/black-holes-and-scientific-computing-with-apples-new-mac-pro

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-6401 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:29:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-6401 Both the GTX 780 and GTX TITAN/Z are “gaming cards”, as per NVIDIA. Note here:

http://www.geforce.com/hardware

“GeForce GTX – The ultimate GPU for gamers”

The fact that you’re able to benefit from Adobe’s optimizations with what you do is irrelevant – these are gaming cards, through and through. The Quadro series is meant for industrial design, but it just so happens that your needs don’t require optimizations to be found there.

BOb was correct in his statement, given the fact that the article is talking workstation cards, and Daniel brought far less expensive gaming cards into the argument.

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By: pillybilly http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-6398 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:08:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-6398 The “gaming card” you are talking about is certified by Adobe for their mercury engine acceleration. Quadro and Firegl are useful only 3d mechanical ,structural engineers and really advanced 3d designers for the viewport and for GPU based rendering(780 titan is the best for this and few idiots think it’s a gaming card…).
I have rarely seen engineers using a mac, more often weird designers and “cool” graphic artists…

Source: Reanult designer

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By: BOb http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-6184 Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:53:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-6184 you’re building basically a gaming pc, they are building a workstation. Firepro and quadros are similar cards. what you’ve used is a gaming card

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By: Fernando Lucas Costa Duarte http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-4398 Wed, 21 May 2014 09:59:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-4398 GTX 780 is an 8 bit card. You can’t use it to edit with 10 bit precision.

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By: TimeWaster http://techgage.com/article/apples-newest-mac-pro-costs-less-than-diy-pc-build-thanks-to-amd/#comment-4250 Sat, 03 May 2014 01:31:00 +0000 http://techgage.com/?post_type=article&p=22026#comment-4250 Personally, I don’t believe for a millisecond that the D700 is a true equivalent to the Windows OS part W9000. First, Apple is known worldwide for over-hyping their products. Not that other companies don’t do it either. Second, Apple is known for consistently modifying the specs. Third, Apple’s history in GPU’s, sadly, is they are usually 1 to 2 generations behind Windows OS equivalents. If you start adding up the full specs at hardware and software level for a true W9000 to the D700, the sad truth comes out that the D700 is not a W9000. A true W9000 supports 30-bit color depth, framelock/genlock functionality, and hardware stereoscopic output and other functions only a true workstation GPU can do. There are also very real differences at the ASIC and board level. Smells like Apple stuffed a modded 7990 or R9 series. Fourth, no company out there would sell a true $3000 for $750. Not one! Not HP, Dell or any vendor out there in their right mind would sell a $3000 for $750. The fact the GPU’s are selling way below cost, in my opinion, proves the fact they are not W9000. Apple is also known to mark-up their products 25% or more. If they sold a true W9000, those GPU’s would more likely be $4000 rather than $3000.

Some people will argue it’s the same GPU die. No, it’s not. A gaming GPU is not just a crippled Workstation GPU die. Engineers will back this claim.

You’re paying for support and software. Uh…yes, but, still, a $750 D700 can not be a $3000 W9000. If it were, it would cost $3000.

If the card doesn’t meet workstation criteria at the software, hardware and specs level, it’s not a true workstation GPU.

Sorry, these are either modified R9’s or 7990 and not a true W9000. Any pro-grade hardware detection software will most likely prove it. Or a full tear down and full inspection of the chips will prove it.

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