3rd party RAM from Crucial, OWC and others is already available for sale.
FCP X 10.1, Motion 5.1 Updates w/Dual GPU Support (new Mac Pros) (from Thursday)
Apple released Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Thursday with support for Dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro and more. Long list in the Final Cut Pro X 10.1 Release Notes that also links to info on How to back up important FCP X 10.0.x files before updating. (Today's Apple docs listing also has more related to Final Cut Pro X 10.1.)
Also out today are Compressor 4.1 and Motion 5.1. Full release notes below but here's a clip from the App store Motion 5.1 changes:
- Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
I think it is almost a toss-up on the 8-core or save and go for 6-core.
This is a quote from Marco:
You can also see why I don’t recommend the 12-core model to anyone except those whose software will definitely make very good use of all of its cores, at least most of the time — because for any other conditions, it’ll be slower than the others.
On paper, and these Geekbench results from the 6- and 8-core support this, it looks like you really can’t go wrong with any of the CPU options below the 12-core — the deciding factors should only be cost and how much parallelism you can take advantage of.
It looks like you’re paying a lot for slower clock speeds as the cores increase, but that’s not the entire story. Those weird Turbo Boost numbers, which are easy to pull from here and here, are worth understanding before choosing a modern Intel processor.
Mac Pro 2013 6-core Geekbench Scores
You probably are not locked into a graphic device.
Apple hasn't officially stated GPUs are upgradable, but the general concensus based on the design is that you'll likely be able to change the GPU. But agreed that's not for certain.
Anandtech's Big review is out:
Confidential to The hatter:
Check out section 8 "The PCIe layout" for some bad news about USB-3 performance.
[ The new machines have four USB-3 ports, backed by enough bandwidth for ONE full duplex !]