Since its release, there has always been the option to add the Apple Afterburner Card to the Mac Pro. However, it has to be done at the time of ordering the Mac Pro from Apple’s online store. But that has now changed.
For the first time, the Apple Afterburner Card is available for purchase separately. Enabling all current and future Mac Pro owners to buy and add it to their Mac.
Apple engineered the Afterburner Card to transform the workflow for film and video professionals. To do this the card accelerates ProRes and ProRes RAW video codecs in Final Cut Pro X, QuickTime Player X and supported third-party applications. And supporting playback of up to six streams of 8K ProRes RAW or up to 23 streams of 4K ProRes RAW.
The Afterburner card can be installed in any full-length slot, but it delivers maximum capability in a PCIe ×16 slot.
Pricing and Buying
In Australia, the Apple Afterburner Card is priced at a Recommended Retail Price of A$3,000 including GST. And can be purchased from Apple’s online store with free delivery and 14-day returns.