“If Apple update the Mac Pro this year, there’s a very good chance that as well as introducing faster CPUs, they’ll offer faster graphics cards,” Alex Gollner writes for Alex4D. “The FirePro D300, D500 and D700 in last year’s Mac Pro are manufactured by AMD. AMD have spent the last few months updating the FirePro cards they make for PCs. The specifications of these new cards show how much more AMD can do for the same money.”

“The W7000, W8000 and W9000 first appeared in 2012. The PC equivalents of the D300, D500 and D700,” Gollner writes. “This year Apple may base their new Mac Pro GPU cards on more recent AMD cards.”

Gollner writes, “At each level AMD have at least doubled the VRAM, added 40% more stream processors.”

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