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The new iMac Pro....it costs plenty. 
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Apple unveils new iMac Pro for design professionals

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Due on sale in December at a starting price of $4,999, the iMac pro boasts some staggering specs that should make it a go-to for anyone in the creative industries with enough saved up in the hardware kitty.

It features a Xeon processor with up to 18 cores, a Radeon Pro Vega GPU with up to 16GB memory, delivering up to 22 teraflops of graphics computation. And forget about hard disks: instead the iMac Pro uses all-flash storage up to 4TB, with up to 3GB/s throughput.

Add to that up to 128GB memory and you have an absolute powerhouse of a desktop machine, capable of eating even the most intensive apps alive, whether you're working in static 2D or with the latest cutting-edge VR applications.


Only £4,000 (ish) each? damn it, I'll have two! :o

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Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:41 pm
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Xeon CPU, 1Tb SSD, Workstation graphics card and (presumably) a colour critical 5k display.
£4k probably isn't actually that far off.
It'll be interesting to see what they end up doing with the Mac Pro and how much they decide to charge for that.

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Indeed. Unfortunately if the new Mac pro has that kind of spec, it won't be cheap either :(. Hopefully there'll be a Mac Pro for those of us who have relatively more modest demands but for whom the mac mini doesn't quite cut it.

I do quite fancy the new keyboard they've made for it actually. Basically they took their wireless keyboard and put the numeric keypad back on, which was all I ever actually wanted in it. You can already buy it in white but I think it looks better in gunmetal. However I'm not about to buy a five grand iMac to get one.


Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:57 pm
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Yes, that would be a rather large wedge of cash just get a keyboard.

Yeah, I'm very interested to see what they do with the MP. If it's a decent size they may have single and dual cpu options again. I wonder if they'll stick with intel or take a risk on AMD - threadripper and epyc hedt and server chips will be out by then and they should have had enough time to shake out any launch issues. In any case, I'm expecting a lot of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity out of the box.

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