AMD unveils Radeon Pro 500 Series graphics cards
- Author: Arturo Norris Jun 07, 2017,
Jun 07, 2017, 10:34
The iMac Pro is a beast, no doubt about that.
Apple has used its WWDC 2017 keynote to unveil the iMac Pro. In AMD's press release, they explain: "It is incredibly satisfying to see the capabilities of Radeon Pro 500 series in elegant form factors and enabling incredible content creation, gaming and VR experiences". Today, Apple announces a powerful new generation of desktop series with iMac Pro. With four USB 3.0 ports, most users will find that their current external hard drives, printers, card readers, and other devices will plug right in, but the iMac Pro also boasts four USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports.
The new iMac Pro features a 27 inch 5K Retina display and it comes with a choice of processors which include an 8 core, 10 core or 18 core Xeon processor and up to 128GB of RAM and up to 4TB of SSD storage.
It will come with the same 12 megapixel camera as the iPhone 7, as well as a 7 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and Facetime. The computer is not yet available for pre-order. Will there be a new generation of the best desktop system for pro users? There is a drop for the 21.5-inch 4K iMac though, which is going down to $1,499 for the cheapest configuration. It's a workaround at best and doesn't really address the very closed nature of Apple's computers.
Graphics are also getting an upgrade on all iMac models: The top-end 27-inch 5K edition can now fit the Radeon Pro 570, 575 and 580 graphics cards, for example.
The iMac Pro will begin shipping in December this year, though it will cost you $4999.99.
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The cylindrical, mesh covered speaker will contain a seven-tweeter array, high-excursion subwoofer, A8 Chip, and six-microphone array so that it can auto-calibrate sound to the room and hear you from a distance away.
For starters, the words "Light" and "Professional" are no longer a dichotomy, though they were when the original MacBook Air was launched in 2008. Squeezing a high-end GPU into an AIO is no mean feat, and the peculiarities of silicon scaling means that a wider GPU with a slower clock rate is typically more power efficient than a narrower GPU with a higher clock rate, all else being equal.
The tech giant boasts that its new iPad Pro has the "world's most advanced display".
As for pricing and availability, the new updated iMac models will be made available for order in the U.S. starting Monday via company's official online store, apple.com, and will be made available for purchase in the United States starting Wednesday via Apple Stores.