At the WWDC 2017, Apple gave a sneak peek into one of its upcoming desktops. Meet the iMac Pro. It’s the most powerful iMac that Apple has unveiled till date. Unlike the new iMac 2017 range, the iMac Pro wouldn’t be shipping anytime soon.
The iMac Pro is targeted at heavy users who demand more from their desktops. Needless to say that the iMacs are already mighty powerful, but the iMac Pro aims to take performance to the next level. Apple aims to do so by including up to 18 core Xeon processor in the new iMac. The base variant of the iMac would, however, pack an eight-core Xeon processor. The new Xeon lineup of chips would be clubbed with the latest AMD Radeon Vega GPU that would result in 22 teraflops of graphic computation.
With faster hardware comes the requirement for an improved cooling service. Apple claims that its new thermal design and all flash architecture help the AiO PC deliver up to 80% more cooling capacity in the same thin and seamless iMac design.
Besides, the iMac Pro would come with configurations that would offer up to 16GB of VRAM and up to 4TB of SSD storage. Needless to say, these are some top end specifications. It is also worth noting that the AiO desktop would support up to 128GB of ECC memory. Connectivity wise the most powerful iMac so far would come with three Thunderbolt 3 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
To give its Mac OS powered desktop a premium appeal, Apple has slightly tinkered with the characteristic design of the iMac range. Instead of white, the upcoming iMac Pro would come in space gray enclosure. Needless to say, that the iMac Pro would come with a 27-inch Retina 5K display.
Apple has confirmed that its iMac Pro would start at a whopping $4,999. Initial rounds of shipping would commence starting December this year.