The next in line to carry Apple’s legacy, the iMac Pro was announced by Apple at this year’s WWDC event, amongst other things. It is slated to launch in the fourth quarter (likely December) of this year itself. Apple touts it’ll deliver Workstation class performance, with 22 Teraflops of GPU Performance, advanced I/O and massive storage. No less than a supercomputer, apparently.
The 27 inch machine has a newer and darker look with a snazzy Space Grey finish and starting at $4,999. There are a whole bunch of upgrades on the inside. As of now, it stands as the most powerful iMac ever made.
Processor: 8 / 10 /18 Core Xeon processors
Operating System: macOS High Sierra
RAM: 32 GB ECC Memory (Configurable to 64/128 GB)
Storage: 1 TB (Configurable to 4 TB)
Display: 5,120×2,880 resolutions with 5K Retina display
Screen: 27 inches
Graphics: Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor with 16 GB of HBM2 memory
Camera: 1080p FaceTime HD camera
Size and Weight: 20.3*25.6*8 inches, 21.5 pounds
Ports: 1 GB, 2.5 GB, 5 GB and 10GB Ethernet using RJ-45 connector, 4 thunderbolt 3.0 USB-C ports, 4 USB 3 ports, SDXC Card Slot
Audio: Stereo speakers, 4 microphones, 3.5 mm headphone jack
By and large, the glass and metal design on the new iMac remains the same as on previous generation models. The display gets a 27 inch screen delivering 5K output. The iMac itself will be available in a new Space Grey colour palette as well.
The Radeon Pro Vega GPU, coupled with a dedicated onboard core will deliver over 11 teraflops of computing power for all kinds of graphics-intensive tasks.
Over 32 GB of memory, along with the 18 Core Xeon processors will ensure that all rendering, computational, and networking related tasks will be a breeze too.
It clearly is workstation class performance in an extremely compact and gorgeous package. For $4999, this may seem overpriced to most consumers, but if you’re looking for a workstation, this could likely entice you.
Got an older iMac? Consider selling it to get yourself a better deal.