We have been waiting for a Mac Pro refresh for ages now and it seems that Apple has finally realized that it needs to introduce one, even though it is pretty late and the Microsoft Surface Studio has been out for some time now. The Apple iMac Pro 2017 has been announced and it features the latest graphics and CPUs.
The Apple iMac Pro 2017 features a beautiful 27-inch large 5K display. This display will be powered by AMD Vega graphics cards that will be able to provide up to 22 Teraflops of computing performance. Xeon processors with up to 18 cores will be an option that you can choose from. You can choose fewer cores as well but having the option of getting so many cores is great.
Lower versions include CPUs with either 8 or ten cores and the AMD Vega GPUs that power the system feature either 8 GB of HBM2 memory or 16 GB or HMB2 memory so there are plenty of combinations that you can go with. The Apple iMac Pro 2017 will also feature up to 128 GB of ECC memory and up to 4 TB of flash memory for storage.
According to John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering:
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.
From the looks of it, this will be an incredibly powerful desktop for professionals and you can imagine that all this power does not come cheap. The Apple iMac Pro 2017 will be coming out this December and the price starts at 4.999 US dollars. The base model comes with an eight-core processor, the AMD Vega 56 graphics card, 32 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD for storage.
Let us know what you think about the Apple iMac Pro 2017.