Apple today released its most expensive computer the iMac Pro – its most expensive and most powerful computer yet.
The iMac Pro, according to Apple, is an entirely new product line designed for pro users who love the all-in-one design of iMac and require workstation-class performance.
You will recall that the iMac came with 4 cores. iMac Pro is coming with a 8, 10, 14, or 18 cores is an entirely different creature. That would give you a turbo Boost speeds up to 4.5GHz, making the iMac Pro powerful and flexible to balance multicore processing with single-thread performance. With new AVX-512 vector instructions and a new cache architecture, the processor handles even more data — even more quickly. Which means you can render images, edit up to 8K video, manipulate photos, create real-time audio effects, or compile your next five-star app — all at lightning speed, making the iMac Pro what it has been dubbed – Apple’s most powerful Mac ever.
The iMac Pro has some stunning features. It stands at just 5mm thin, comes in a stunning new space gray finish and as usual, with matching accessories.
Aside the impressive design, the iMac Pro delivers incredible computer power for real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, complex simulations, massive audio projects and real-time 4K and 8K video editing, thanks to the Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display all built into the iMac Pro.
In the words of John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering, “iMac Pro combines the incredible design of the iMac with the most powerful workstation architecture we’ve ever built,” He further said that “iMac is the most popular desktop for our pro users due to its amazing display and elegant design, so we completely re-engineered it to deliver performance far beyond what anyone thought possible in an all-in-one.”
The iMac Pro featuring a next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), having the Vega GPU enables the iMac Pro to deliver up to an amazing 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and high frame rate VR. And for half-precision computation, ideal for machine learning, iMac Pro delivers up to an incredible 22 Teraflops of performance. It also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports, can connect up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. For the first time ever on a Mac, iMac Pro features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking.
A New Level of Integration and Security
In terms of security, the iMac Pro brings a new level of integration and security to the Mac with the T2 chip, Apple’s second generation custom Mac silicon. By designing and integrating several new controllers — such as the System Management Controller, image signal processor, audio controller and SSD controller — T2 delivers new capabilities to the Mac like enhanced imaging processing for the FaceTime HD camera. T2 also enables a new level of security by including a secure enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for new encrypted storage and secure boot capabilities.
Pricing and Availability
In terms of pricing, the iMac Pro is available on December 14, starting at an Apple retail price of $4,999 (US). Get more info at apple
iMac Pro is a professional all-in-one Macintosh desktop computer that runs on the exclusive MacOS operating system both designed and built by Apple Inc. The It was first officially announced at the WWDC on June 5, 2017, and was released on December 14, 2017. Apple claims the iMac Pro is the most powerful Mac computer ever made.
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