If you love Macs, it’s almost impossible to look at the 2013 Mac Pro without dropping your jaw, drooling a little, and thinking, “Want. Want so badly.” And that’s understandable. It’s a powerful machine with a sleek new design that’s perfect for professionals across the creative spectrum.
But the thing is, it’s not like creative professionals just started using Mac Pros in 2013. And if you dropped top dollar on a Mac Pro anytime in the past few years, the idea of investing several thousand more dollars in the latest model might not seem that attractive to you. On the other hand, nobody wants to be left behind. It’s competitive enough out there on a level playing field.
That’s where OWC comes in. If you make your living in graphic design, video editing, or any other visual medium, you’re going to want to keep reading. We’ll show you how you can bring your 2009-2012 Mac Pro up to par with many GPU based tasks without breaking the bank.
OWC’s benchmark testing has revealed that a 2009-2012 Mac Pro can be upgraded to perform on par with the 2013 Mac Pro in many GPU based tasks and in some cases, even outperform it. Lets take a look at some of the options OWC has to help make your older Mac Pro the powerful machine you need to express your creativity. Article Continues…
Other World Computing announced today that it has expanded its memory upgrade options for the Apple 2013 Mac Pro. After being the first to provide after market 32GB and 64GB for the new 2013 Mac Pro in December, OWC now offers additional module and kit options to provide customers with greater choice, savings, and flexibility in their memory configuration choices.
OWC Testing Reveals More Memory Trumps Matched Memory In New Mac Pro
The new 2013 Mac Pro is available with either 12GB (4GB x 3) or 16GB (4GB x 4) base memory configurations from the factory. Best memory performance is obtained with configurations of four (4) matched modules of Apple specification, including OWC 32GB (8GB x 4) and OWC 64GB (16GB x 4) kits. In real-world use, however, having more memory for demanding applications enables the greatest performance benefits and even adding an 8GB module to achieve 20GB of total system memory (4GB x 3 + 8GB x1) can have a profound impact. Actual testing of various memory configurations is available on the OWC Blog: blog.macsales.com/22745-mix-and-match-more-memory-faster-mac-pro-2 Article Continues…
Monday, February 10th, 2014 | Author: OWC Larry
When using a new Mac Pro 2013, installing four matched memory modules will get you optimal performance. This allows the system to use quad-channel addressing, which is the most effective mode of operation.
That being said, in the real world – as with the 2009-2012 model Mac Pros which supported up to triple-channel addressing and even with the 2006-2008 models that REQUIRED matched pairs – more memory trumps multi-channel addressing where you have an application or applications running that make use of that memory.
Here is an example of a “memory hungry” situation. We took a really large image file, in this case 40,000 pixels wide and 56GB in total size, and ran some scripted operations in Adobe Photoshop. Article Continues…
So, you bought yourself a PlayStation 4 and you’re ready to start playing. Not so fast…before you can play, you have to download your first game. And that’s the moment you realize that many games will take up a decent chunk of your 500GB stock hard drive.
Then you start doing the math. How many games can you fit with some downloads being up to 50GB? No one wants to see the pop-up message telling you that you do not have enough space to download your next favorite game.
Well, once again OWC has the solution for you. We have all the space you could want, letting your double or even triple your PS4’s capacity, starting at just $99.99. Or perhaps you are a performance gamer looking for the quickest load times possible. Our SSD options will cover that and give you faster load, saving and boot times. Article Continues…