Looking for an upgrade to the standard graphics card packed into your Mac Pro tower? Sapphire has officially launched the HD 7950 Mac Edition, offering a huge boost in frame rates and other performance factors. And in terms of flexibility, the card is capable of running in either a Mac or Windows machine.
At WWDC 2012, the Mac Pro received a derisory refresh: a speed bump to the processors, but no new graphics hardware, no Thunderbolt, and no USB 3.0. “The only high-end thing about it is the price,” wrote Andy Hertzfeld, who helped design the original Mac.
In 2009, Tim Cook said that Apple would “participate only in markets where we can make a significant contribution.” Is the pro market still one of them?
No matter how large or small a software company is, there are bound to be bugs sooner or later -- and with popular image editing software such as Pixelmator, that's exactly what happened with the latest version.
Can it really be 15 months since the Mac Pro was last updated? The familiar hulking frame is even more long in the tooth, having been largely unchanged since the Power Mac G5 was introduced in the summer of 2003 -- several lifetimes in computer years. While Apple remains mum on the prospect of a new Mac Pro, there’s some evidence to support that refreshed hardware is still on the boards in Cupertino.
With this week's refresh of the iMac and Mac Pro line, Apple chose ATI graphics cards, no longer offering even an option of NVIDIA graphics. There's a lot of rumors as to why Apple made the switch to ATI-exclusive graphics, but new speculation leads to believe that Apple was able to achieve a larger graphics performance boost from the ATI cards instead of NVIDIA cards.
Between the Magic Trackpad now shipping, new Mac Pros on deck for August and a new 27-inch LED Cinema Display coming in September, you’d think Apple would have exhausted their goody bag for Tuesday. But you’d be wrong, because the iMac line has also gotten a little love today.