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Apple explains cooling system of new Mac Pro

The new Mac pro It landed yesterday in the United States and certainly became the hot topic for the second time this year (the first was last June, when it was announced). As widely publicized, the new (and expensive) workstation But the most powerful Mac of all time, all this power, however, must also generate a lot of heat.

Thinking precisely about how Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR work better, Apple engineers needed to find new ways to deal with the heat and avoid overheating (something that could significantly disrupt the performance of the two new sensations of the moment), which were revealed. by Apple executives John Ternus and Chris Ligtenberg to Popular Mecanics.

In fact, we already know that some design features of the Mac Pro and Ma's new display were made with the use of these products in mind, not aesthetics. In this sense, the chassis of the machine is directly related to temperature management and, in Pro Display XDR, to the fact that it can be used both horizontally and vertically, inhibiting orientation to disrupt ventilation, as Ternus said:

(The default) gives us a lot of surface area, which is extremely beneficial. (For the display), we want a (free air) flow through the channels, regardless of orientation.

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Such a change in the external design of the Mac Pro was also necessary as previously typical solutions (such as the cylindrical shape of workstation released in 2013) were not enough, according to Ligtenberg:

It is very easy to trap air in the channels. A common solution is to passively have a fin cabinet, a heat sink. This was not possible (on the new Mac Pro).

The external design of the Mac Pro works alongside another component of the machine: the fans. There are small fans in both workstation Pro Display XDR to cool certain components. Combining the thermodynamic design and the fans, the new Mac Pro has a 20% higher airflow than the previous model, keeping it as quiet as the feet 'BPF redistribution, describes Ligtenberg:

Years ago, we began to redistribute the blades. They are still dynamically balanced, but are actually randomized in terms of GMP. So you don't get huge harmonics that tend to be super annoying.

With that, it can be said that the new Mac Pro is as powerful as it is functional as all the details were really "thought for expansion".

Mac Pro Support Documents

As sales of the new Mac Pro began, Apple began to share the machine's support documents, which range from the installation and replacement of parts. workstation We recommend using graphics cards, such as Afterburner.

Apple warns that damage caused by failure to follow such instructions provided for replacement of Mac Pro components is not covered under warranty. Therefore, if you paid $ 429,000 for your machine and do not want to take it to third party technical services, it is best to follow the directions below.

There are also new support documents for Pro Display XDR:

Still about the Pro Display XDR, here's a curiosity (necessary): if you opted for the display with nanotexture glass (which costs R $ 54,000), it is essential to use the special microfiber cloth accompanying the product to perform screen cleaning.

Apple warns that owners of the display to Never use other cloths to clean the glass (even the default), and if the microfiber cloth that came with the Pro Display XDR is lost, the user must contact Apple Support to send another; However, it is not known how much the company charge for the exclusive cloth that cleans the display.

What sets you apart from other microfiber cloths? We don't know, but you won't want to bet to see, or will you?

via AppleInsider; MacRumors: 1, 2 | image: Australian Online News