The Mac Pro: A Case for Expandability

Some things I learned while building a GPU rig for deep learning

During this month’s briefing on the Mac Pro, Apple said, paraphrasing, that they tried to put a TITAN X in the 2013 Mac Pro, but it was too hot and caused the CPU to throttle. That was my interpretation at least. Apple has a tendency to put underpowered GPUs in their desktops, so it’s great to hear they’re seeking to improve this for the next Mac Pro. They’ve gotten plenty of feedback that “pro” users want more powerful GPUs, such as NVIDIA’s GTX 1080 or 1080 Ti.