Apple spoke in detail about the technical features of Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR and made recommendations for their optimal use.
26.02.2020 0 Comments
Apple has published white papers for its Mac Pro (PDF) and Pro Display XDR (PDF) devices that go into detail about the specifications for each of these products. The Mac Pro white paper details workstation features. Interested consumers will be able to familiarize themselves in detail with information about the Xeon architecture, RAM, PCI Express slots, graphics, and I / O interfaces.
Apple also makes some recommendations regarding the possible use of Mac Pro systems. For example, in order to make full use of the six channels of RAM, the user will need to use more than the basic 32 GB of RAM. At the same time, if the memory bandwidth is critical for the user's work, he should avoid an excessive increase in RAM. This is because higher latencies of 128 GB LR-DIMMs can slow performance.
Similarly, Apple clarifies that using the Afterburner card will have little effect when processing 4K / 30P ProRes 422 video files on a computer with a 28-core processor. But if you have to work with 4K or 8K ProRes RAW files, then the effect of using the card will be more significant.
As for the document on Pro Display XDR, Apple talks about how it fights against blooming (this is the effect of “spreading” excess charge from the overexposed areas of the CCD into neighboring cells) using the backlight and synchronization controller. The company also publishes recommendations that may be useful to content creators. For example, it is not recommended to use True Tone if you need absolute color accuracy and do not use the screen brightness at 1000 nits for a long period of time if the user is working in a room with a temperature above 25 degrees Celsius.