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Apple now providing cheaper GPU for the Mac Pro

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Back at WWDC 2019, Apple launched the fresh Mac Pro which replaced the 2013 Mac Pro from Apple. The new Mac Pro came with improved design and better specs. However, it had been priced at $5,999 for the bottom variant and therefore the max-out Mac Pro was priced at almost $50,000. With the Mac Pro, Apple also teased relatively cheaper GPUs for those that won’t have an interest within the $2,400 Radeon Pro Vega II GPU upgrade.

Now, 9to5Mac has spotted new GPUs on Apple’s website. the corporate has given users an choice to pick one or two Radeon Pro W5700X GPUs, each with 16GB of memory. Priced at $600 and $1,600, these aren’t exactly cheap but are cheaper compared to the Radeon Pro Vega II. There are rumours that the macOS Catalina can support the Radeon RX 5700 XT but there are not any guarantees from Apple or AMD.

The Radeon Pro W5700X isn’t as powerful as Radeon Pro Vega II except for most users, it’ll still get the work done and has better value for the cash . Apple hasn’t revealed if users can purchase the Radeon Pro W5700X MPX module separately after purchasing the Mac but we expect the corporate to feature that option soon. As for the pricing, the standalone MPX module will cost $1,000 because the 580X sells for $400 which cost is factored into the standalone unit bringing the worth to $1,000.

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