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Thursday, March 5th 2020

The Verge On The Mac Pro (2019)

The Verge:

Because ultimately, that’s the story with the Mac Pro: the hardware is way, way ahead of software support. When we ran benchmark tests that pushed the GPUs, they turned in solid numbers, but so few apps were optimized to use Apple’s Metal graphics system that we basically never saw that performance in action during our day-to-day work.

The Verge: Six professionals review the Mac Pro (YouTube)

Hardware has continued to advance forward in unbelievable ways. However, at least when considering consumers, software has lagged behind and often struggles to take advantage of today's hardware (let alone tomorrow's).

I can't help but imagine this is related to the expectation that most software should be free and the race to the bottom regarding software prices.