At Apple’s WWDC conference today, the California-based tech giant has not only unveiled updated models of its MacBooks, iMacs, and Apple Watch software, it took to the stage to announce a brand-new top-tier computer workstation; the iMac Pro. Wearing the same, unique, all-in-one shell as the regular iMac, but finished in black and now loaded with the power and performance to make it the company’s most powerful iMac, according to Apple.
The iMac Pro, pictured above, lives on an 8-core Xeon processor ready to be purchased for an eye-watering price tag of $5,000 – and that’s just the base model. However, you’ll have the option to grab higher-end models with either a 10-core, or 18-core Zeon processor that squeeze out up to 22 teraflops of energy for the iMac Pro. Now that could be a good way to back up Apple’s bid to jump into the virtual reality industry as well as other graphics concentrated apps and software.
Focusing on the workstation’s graphics, a Radeon Vega graphics card with up to 16GB of VRAM memory will keep the iMac Pro’s graphics running. An intriguing fact is that the Radeon Vega has the ability to power many 4K displays at once, or even near the 44 million pixels region – but that’s if you can manage to find a screen which is that massive.
You can customise the iMac Pro to hold up to 128GB of ECC memory plus a 4TB SSD drive. At the rear of the device, you’ll find four Thunderbolt 3 ports complemented by a 10GB ethernet connection. With so much strength packed into an all-in-one iMac Pro, Apple has decided to implement a fresh dual centrifugal fan system. That being said, let’s hope Apple’s creativity doesn’t backfire and require the iMac Pro’s users to wear their headphones to keep the noise away.
At the moment, there hasn’t been any further information revealed thanks to the little “sneak peek” that Apple have used to tease the iMac Pro’s hardware and design, but the workstation is said to be launched in the later stages of this year.
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Source: | Apple |
Via: | Gizmodo |
Images: | Gizmodo |