After a successful build of our playable VR driving simulator, I spent the week rebuilding the Mac Pro that Apple killed for us earlier this month with an unsolicited software update. Now I know my aging Mac Pro is 8 years old, and according to Tim Cook it should be on the scrap heap. In fact according to him, I should have upgraded hardware at least twice in the last 8 years if not three times.
However, being rather fond of this old beast, I decided to install Windows 10 native and see what it would do. It was a success and the machine still has a few more years of use it in. In fact, the PC that I replaced it with, is a state of the art Ryzen 9 with all the latest bells and whistles, fully spec'ed, including a sizable price tag. On a benchmark performance test, it is in the 99 percentile (top of the list), which for the price it really should be.