Hopefully we can expect a Mac Pro refresh to take advantage of these new features. I wouldn't want to work with 4K REDCODE RAW files on an iMac.
I'm just holding my breath for the MBP update.
If the Mac Pros actually come, and stay Xeon (which won't be Ivy for a while), then they'll lack the new magical encoder.
On the dawn of CS6, we're running out of reasons to stay Mac.
I'll stick with their MBP, but for a desktop... I'd rather build my own.
Mac needs more CUDA options.
Well, the Sandy Bridge-E Xeon processors are available now. Those should would be what the next Mac Pro is based on. The future Ivy Bridge-E Xeons will use the same socket, and the Mac Pro could be made to support them with a BIOS update. It would be nice to be able to use a normal nVidia 680 GTX for more CUDA processing power. However, i'm curious how they will implement Thunderbolt with a discrete graphics card.
I'm actually on a dual Xeon Windows 7 machine right now. I'm interested in swiching to Mac if they offer an updated Mac Pro with at lease as much processing power as this machine. Macs seem to make better use of multiple CPU cores, especially when encoding. I also completely lost faith in Microsoft when I tried the Windows 8 consumer preview.