AfterburnerSource: Apple

What you need to know

  • Apple's Afterburner Card is now available as a standalone purchase.
  • It'll cost you $2000.
  • The Afterburner Card takes on the processing of ProRes and ProRes RAW files for the Mac Pro improving graphics capacity.

Apple's Afterburner Card for Mac Pro is now available as a standalone purchase from its website.

As reported by MacRumors:

Apple today made its $2,000 Mac Pro Afterburner Card available as a separate purchase, having previously been offered only as a build-to-order option when configuring a new ‌Mac Pro‌.

The Afterburner Card is a graphics accelerator designed for the Mac Pro. It takes on the processing of ProRes and ProRes RAW tasks in applications such as Final Cut Pro X, lightening the load on the Mac Pro's graphics cards.

As Apple's website notes:

Created to transform the workflow for film and video professionals, Afterburner accelerates ProRes and ProRes RAW video codecs in Final Cut Pro X, QuickTime Player X, and supported third-party applications. A PCI Express card exclusively for Mac Pro, Afterburner can be installed in any full-length slot, but it delivers maximum capability in a PCIe x16 slot.

The Afterburner Card works with Apple's Mac Pro only and fits in the PCI Express x16 card slot. It supports playback of up to 6 streams of 8K ProRes RAW or up to 23 streams of 4K ProRes RAW.

The news comes amidst a swathe of new product release for Apple today, March 18. Apple has today also announced a new Macbook Air, new Mac Mini, new Apple Watch bands and new iPhone cases.

All the graphics power

Afterburner Card for Mac Pro

Now available as a standalone purchase.

Apple's Afterburner Card is now available to purchase by itself. It works with the Mac Pro to take on the load of processing ProRes and ProRes RAW files, boosting your graphics performance.

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