Far Too Much Analysis Of The Alleged New Mac Pro Geekbench Score:
The new Mac Pro is also extremely power-lopsided: it will initially max out at 12 cores (almost certainly this exact CPU), which is upper-midrange by Xeon standards, but it comes with a ridiculous amount of GPU power. This is overkill to just be about future desktop Retina Displays — clearly, Apple’s pushing for pro and scientific apps to shift more of the heavy lifting to OpenCL.
Also perfect for professional photo/video editing and graphic designers. To be honest, I almost wish I had a reason to buy one of these bad boys. Maybe I’ll get one for doing continuous integration with Xcode Server when my projects start involving more people.
Apple aims to win over video editors – latimes.com:
Now, after updating the software seven times since its release in 2011, Apple is launching a campaign Thursday aimed at winning back skeptical professional users.
That campaign, timed to coincide with the National Assn. of Broadcasters convention that starts April 6 in Las Vegas, will feature users like Julian Liurette, who followed the firestorm from his video editing desk in Toronto at the Globe and Mail newspaper.
A marketing campaign is one thing, but video editing professionals need horsepower. The Mac Pro hasn’t been updated since 2010 – the new iMacs and MacBook Pros are catching up to it in performance. I don’t expect Apple to make any major inroads until they release their “something great” that we heard about last summer.