At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, the Cupertino-based company took the time to provide a sneak peek of its all-new iMac Pro. It’s not just faster than a regular iMac. It’s the most powerful Mac ever.
The iMac Pro is unabashedly powerful. So powerful, in fact, that Apple is calling it “the most powerful Mac ever.” This machine can handle anything you throw at it. Packing up to an 18-core Xeon Processor and up to 128GB of RAM, the iMac Pro is a workstation-class computer in a stunningly slim package. It is designed for pro users with the most demanding workflow.
Inside the new space gray iMac Pro—in front of a totally redesigned cooling architecture and behind that same improved 27-inch 5K retina display with 500 nits of brightness and 1 billion colors—resides up to 18-core Xeon processors and an all new Radeon Pro Vega GPU. Together, these deliver up to 11 Teraflops of single-precision graphics computation (22 Teraflops at “half precision”), and the most advanced graphics ever put inside a Mac.
“We’re thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro. This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time,” said John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. “We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love — iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there’s never been anything like it.”
Thanks to an all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design, the iMac Pro then delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity in the familiar iMac design. The Retina 5K display in turn supports a billion colors.
It looks set to be a pretty damn sexy computer, which will help the manufacturer bolster their reputation as the PC of choice for creative professionals, especially in the design industry. The iMac Pro will start shipping this December starting at $4,999.