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For other models, see Mac Pro (disambiguation)

The 2nd-generation Mac Pro, also referred to as the 2013 Mac Pro, is a workstation computer designed by Apple for the professional market. Released on December 19, 2013, it succeeded the 1st-generation Mac Pro.[1] On December 10, 2019, it was replaced by the 3rd-generation Mac Pro, which returned to a tower configuration reminiscent of the original.

Announcement[]

The 2nd-generation Mac Pro was announced on June 10 at the keynote event of the 2013 Worldwide Developers Conference.[2][3]

Description[]

Like other Mac Pro models, it uses Intel's high-end Xeon processors, but its smaller cylindrical shape (1/8 of the volume of the previous tower) earned it the moniker "trash can". The electronics within the smaller form factor were arranged around a "thermal core", and was criticized for limited internal expandability. The four DIMM slots could support up to 64 GB of RAM.[4] However, internal storage is limited to one proprietary slot on one of the graphics cards that can accept a SSD based on a PCIe 2.0 x4 interface. Users have found SSDs designed for 2013 to 2015 MacBook Pros to be compatible with this slot.[5]

GPU options for the 2nd-generation Mac Pro included the dual AMD FirePro D300, D500, or D700, each with up to 2, 4, or 6 GB of video RAM, respectively.[1][6]

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There is a tutorial on how to change the trash icon in the Dock to this Mac.[7]

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