Today at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, the Cupertino-based company took the time to provide a sneak peek of its all-new iMac Pro, which is being marketed as the most powerful Mac ever created. Designed for pro users with the most demanding work flow, the iMac Pro boasts a stunning 27-inch Retina 5K display, up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 teraflops of graphics computation, all while welcoming a never-before-seen space grey enclosure.
The machine is ideal for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering, and is due out this December.
“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.
Radeon Pro Vega GPU provides for the most advanced graphics to date, alongside a new next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), delivering up to 11 teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR.
In addition, the iMac Pro supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, welcoming four Thunderbolt 3 ports that can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays simultaneously.
Oh, and last but not least, the computer features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking, a first ever for a Mac.
Starting at $4,999 USD, again, look for the all-new iMac Pro to begin shipping in December.
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