Re: Compared to?
Dell hasn't announced pricing, but the previous-gen T7610 starts and tops out a bit lower than the Mac Pro. But that's not entirely an Apples-to-Apples (no pun intended) comparison; the Mac Pro tops out with a 12-core processor, whereas the T7610 maxes out with a 10-core chip. The Mac's chip is also clocked higher.
But the new 7910 could be different. DDR4 RAM is faster than the DDR3 version in the Mac Pro, and the Dell can hold a lot more memory. It's not clear if Dell intends to charge a premium until DDR4 is more widely available. But in any case, Apple would need to update to newer Xeon chips, I believe, to offer something like that. Given that the Mac Pro hasn't been at full production capacity until relatively recently, it's hard to know how quickly Apple might bump specs. It's been moving all of its other Macs to the newest Haswell generation, but in those devices, even the pricey MacBook Pros, cater to a bigger audience and are updated more regularly than the Mac Pro.