Apple says new Mac Pro uses 68% less energy than previous generation

By , Jan 2, 2014

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We all know that Apple’s new Mac Pro is smaller than its predecessor, and in most instances more powerful, but did you know that it’s also far more green as well? The Cupertino company released an Environmental Report today on its latest desktop saying just that.

According to the report, the new Mac Pro uses less than half of the allowed energy limit under Energy Star requirements, thanks to its various power-efficient components. And it also requires 68% less power than the previous-generation Mac Pro while in idle mode…

Here’s an excerpt from the report, which you can read here:

“Apple believes that improving the environmental performance of our business starts with our products. The careful environmental management of our products throughout their life cycles includes controlling the quantity and types of materials used in their manufacture, improving their energy efficiency, and designing them for better recyclability. The information below details the environmental performance of Mac Pros it relates to climate change, energy efficiency, material efficiency, and restricted substances.”

Apple goes on to talk about greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, and material efficiency of the new Mac Pro. In addition to it requiring less power, the computer is also extremely material efficient, consuming 74% less aluminum and steel than last year’s Pro model.

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Even the packaging on the new Mac Pro is more environmentally friendly than that of its predecessor, consuming 82% less volume than the previous-generation. Apple says that it uses corrugated cardboard made with a minimum of 33% post-consumer recycled content.

In 2013, Apple hired the former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Lisa P. Jackson as part of its ongoing efforts to decrease the environmental impact of its products and services.

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  • chumawumba

    I bet it’s energy effiency won’t even make an impact considering 0.0001% of the worlds population will be even using one

    • Maze

      Right? Too expensive. I built a Mac Pro for half the price.

      • Maxim∑

        Im sure you were able to find all the components online

      • Maze

        You seem to believe that apple uses future hardware that no else can obtain.

      • http://GitHub.com/cc941201 CC-Dog

        Actually, Apple uses future software that no one else can obtain.

      • xSeriouSx

        “Apple uses future software”

        Hahaha, awesome joke!

      • Maxim∑

        the ecc flash memory they are using is very hard or impossible to find for consumers and the graphics card’s are enterprise/server level. Not like I can go to newegg and buy it thats kind of what I meant

      • Maze

        Lol ecc? It’s been implemented since the 90’s. If you’re referring to PCIe-based flash storage; it’s 5 feet away from me. Lastly, gpu’s are probably the easiest to get. Just go on amazon if you wanna buy a $1000 nvidia Titan.

      • Maxim∑

        Is the nvidia titan on the mac pro? no. Try and find AMD fire pro’s on amazon. but lets get back to topic, price.
        “After tabulating all the major component costs (plus another $99.99 US for Windows 8 Pro), we are at a total of around $11,530.54 US using today’s prices at retailers that actually stock the hardware,” he wrote. “I’m not afraid to admit that compared to the asking price of $9,599 US, the new Mac Pro seems like one heckuva deal for these components.”

        And Radeon R9 is better

      • Guest

        Idiotic fanboy…you crack me up.

  • Tommy Gumbs

    That just made the purchase soooooooo worth it…….NOT!

  • Ben

    That’s cool but a $3000 Mac isn’t for me.

  • jack

    of course it has 7 less fans

    • Maxim∑

      yeah it was the fans taking up all the power in the previous generation…

      • s0me

        CPU GPU are the most power consuming components in a Computer fyi….

      • Maxim∑

        I was being sarcastic!

      • s0me

        Sorry, ppl here tend to be pseudoscientific.

  • s0me

    Whatever it’s a waste of money. You could build a PC (windows +hacintosh +linux) 2x faster and less than half the price of this Mac PRO. And for the average person you could build a silent PC way before the Iphone got out and Apple got cool and ppl started buying their computers. People that really need a fast editing machine will never even look at this.

    • Yash Gorana

      Thank you for your kind contribution. Here here’ my edition of like for you.

      • s0me

        Yeah the truth hurts man… keep riding Apple’s “banana” for no reason.