Apple has recently released their pretty awesome workstation-class computer, iMac Pro. We have long been waiting for a refresh of the trash-can designed Mac Pro back from 2013 but I don’t feel like that is going to happen because the iMac brings in a lot of power inside a beautiful and simplistic design behind a sleek all-in-one design that has a breathtaking Retina 5k display and powered by AMD’s Radeon Vega pro graphics.
All iMac pro models can be configured with a Xeon processor with 8-, 10-, 14, and even up to 18-cores with a turbo boost of 4.5GHz. Bring that in with the either the Radeon Pro Vega 56 or 64 Graphics with up to 16GB of high bandwidth memory, it is definitely meant to be faster than any GPU that’s ever been on a Mac.
For memory, the iMac pro can be configured with up to 128GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, plus up to 4TB of SSD storage with 3.3GB/s write performance and 2.8GB/s read performance.
Apple is notorious for taking out ports of their machines but it is nice to see that the iMac pro has 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports, 4 USB 3.1 ports, and DisplayPort video output over USB-C, and 10GB Ethernet port.
This machine is meant for Professional creators who are inside the Apple eco-system in their productivity needs.