The Mac Pro 2019 is Extra AF

by birtanpublished on September 15, 2020

Okay so the 2019 Mac Pro this is a device that has been labeled as super expensive super powerful super like over-engineered it's all of the above but the real reason why people are even having a conversation about the Mac Pro and the reason why you guys are watching

This video is because of the way that it looks like if Apple had made a just super ugly gray box like the HP or a Dell workstation no one would care about it and keep in mind the people that are buying those workstations are the same

People that should be buying something like this but because of the way this thing looks and because of the the marketing that Apple does with a very nice-looking workstation like this there's people that are not usually in

That target market that are interested in this device I purchased the six thousand dollar base model and I bought it just for one just to see what it could do at the base model and to just to see what this thing was all about

Like I wanted to know why it was priced the way that it's priced and there's that argument of like oh it's got you know Xeon processor ECC memory it's not even about that as I open this up I realized there is a lot more going on in

This system than just high-end components that are traditionally very expensive so the first thing I noticed is the lack of cables this is a completely cable free system and I don't just mean like it's cable managed nicely

I mean there are no visible cables in the entire system so the fans the graphics card the power supply even the connection up at the top to connect to the power button and the USB connections there's no cables everything is

Connected through either pogo pins or some kind of physical contact of like metal on metal and it just powers whatever it needs to power through that contact now that is like okay let's step back for a second and realize that in

The history of PC building stuff that has never been a thing like to have a cable free system on the internals is super expensive they have to tool the chassis to be a certain way that the tool the motherboard to be a certain way

They tool every single component that is in the system to have that type of cable free mechanism and it's it's a thing now is it something that's important no like absolutely not there is I can't think of a single profession in the

World that would require that but it is very cool now in addition to this cable free thing this system is very quiet now I it's something that I value not everyone wants a quiet PC or a quiet workstation but it's something that I

Appreciate and this thing is weirdly quiet there are three fans up front and they push a crazy amount of air I don't have a way of measuring CFM but it's strange to see this type of airflow on something that is as quiet as it is and

Then there's a fourth fan on the on like the back side of it and that's mostly for the power supply but they've also designed it to have this gasket so that the power supply heat doesn't spread through the rest of the system and every

Component that connects to the Mac Pro like every official Apple module does not have its own fan it all just has like these custom heat sinks and custom shrouds to utilize the airflow from these three big fans so it's it's a

Thing again it's super quiet but it's not something that everyone will appreciate but it's something that I do now to do this to have custom power connectivity so there's no cables visible as well as custom heat sinks and

Shrouds on all the components it's going to jack up the price of a system like this like it's invariably gonna be a more expensive build than anything that is not a Mac Pro and if you tunnel vision on those features you can start

To justify to yourself as to why this system is as expensive as it is but then when you take a step back and you realize okay this is a six thousand dollar workstation and a lot of the features as cool as they are and as

Difficult as it is to engineer something like this some of those features are just they're just so superfluous that's it really is extra AF but it is Apple like this is the embodiment of like this is so Apple if they were going to build

A workstation this is how they do it and this is what they've done so there's two kind of tweaks I've done to this system I've removed the 580 X and replace it with the Radeon Pro 5700 XT which is a gaming card but it's just more powerful

Than the 580 X for the stuff that I do and I've also added an nvme P CIE adapter so it's just a PCIe card that can hold an nvme and it works flawlessly for both of these things I installed them before I even booted up

For the very first time and it just it went right into the system no issues drivers are good like it's it works perfectly and that's one of the greatest things of a modular Apple computer like to be able to do this you can't do this

On anything else that they make you can do it on the Mac Pro though the performance is great but this system is crazy expensive and delivers performance that is so much worse than if I'd spent $6,000 on a PC now I'm someone that does

Not need a Xeon processor and I'm someone that does not need ECC memory and I think the vast majority of people that make youtube videos don't need that stuff either but that is what you get with the Mac Pro so yeah this is my take

Away on it as cool as this thing is and as much as I want to appreciate this thing and want to use this thing it just it just does not make sense for the stuff I do I felt that this would be the case like when they first announced the

Product in the middle of the summer I I just had this gut feeling that there was no way that I would be able to make use of it and it stands true it is a truly amazing piece of tech from Apple and I really like what they've done for the

Professional user base like if you're someone who can actually make use of this hardware this is awesome this is like a dream come true to have user customizable user upgradeable hardware like this it really is something special

And it's something that's people have been asking for in the professional community but for someone like me I look at this and I can just admire it from afar because I don't shoot an 8k video I don't shoot with like 3d effects and

Stuff like that this is cool but it's just extra ok hope you guys enjoyed this video thumbs if you liked it subs if you love to see you guys next time

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