Pro Display XDR next to a Mac ProSource: iMore

What you need to know

  • Apple released new Mac Pro graphics options earlier this week.
  • The company has now added support documents to go with them.

Apple released new graphics options for its Mac Pro earlier this week and has now shared support documents for each module.

Noted by MacRumors, Apple has added support pages for the new W6800X MPX, the W6800X Duo MPX, and the W6900X.

From Apple:

The MPX module has two buses for its Thunderbolt 3 ports. If you connect two 5K or 6K displays to the Thunderbolt 3 ports on your MPX module, connect one display per bus.

If you connect a display to the HDMI port on your MPX module, the Thunderbolt 3 ports on Bus 0 can support one additional display at 4K or lower resolution. If you need to output audio to a display connected to the HDMI port and have other displays connected over Thunderbolt 3, don't connect a display to the Thunderbolt 3 port next to the HDMI port.

The new modules can support up to six 4K displays or three 5K displays, and can even support double this when used in tandem with another module. From our report earlier this week:

Apple has added new models of graphics cards to its Mac Pro configurations, adding even more graphics power to the eye-wateringly powerful (and expensive) desktop beast.The W6800X module is a $2,400 add-on, or $4,600 for two, whilst the W6900X MPX is $5,600.

On the slightly cheaper end of the Mac spectrum, Apple is expected to debut a new Mini LED MacBook Pro later this year, as well as a replacement for the MacBook Air with M1 in 2022.

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