Apple is an existential threat to the PC

Discussion in 'PC Industry' started by MfA, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. MfA

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    Even the standard Pro 580X in the new Mac Pro has 2500 FLOPs per pixel at 8K 60 Hz ... I can see a FPGA being useful for constant bitrate visually lossless 8k codecs, but for a bunch of piecewise polynomial mappings and local sharpening filters, the GPU can handle it.
     
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    The display is $5000 and the stand is $1000, right?

    Had Apple offered the display for $6000 and the stand for $100, no one would have batted an eyelid, and the total would have been $100 higher. It just seems like bad marketing, which is unusual from Apple.
     
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    Par for course. Since the switch to Intel all Mac Pro's have been revealed at WWDC. I would be happier if it started at $3,995.00 but at least we finally got a valid update. The prosumers sure got squeezed out.

    I'll probably still ditch the real Mac hardware for a custom AMD setup (16-core matisse) and just use hypervisor to emulate MacOS (at the expense of a passthrough graphic card and 1 processor core).
     
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    You can bet Apple have priced it as they have for profitability. They likely anticipate higher number of stands and VESA adaptors than actual monitors and they can't price lower than it costs because that is price dumping.

    Prior to this new model, there was never such a large relative cost difference between the baseline consumer Macs and the 'Pro' Macs. Admittedly there is the middle ground iMac Pro.
     
  5. Pressure

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    The $4,999.00 middle ground heh.
     
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