AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

Jun 09, 2017, 02:58
AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

In a product-packed WWDC keynote Monday afternoon, Apple announced significant hardware updates to its all-in-one iMac desktop line. "This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time", John Ternus, Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering said. Pricing starts at $1,100 for the 21.5-inch model and $1,800 for the 27-inch 5K iMacs (same as before). The processing power is enough to help Apple power VR, too, which will be supported in macOS High Sierra, the latest macOS operating system. Apple says that it'll start shipping the new iMac Pro in December. So aside from the difference in color of the upcoming 27-inch iMac and the iMac Pro which was described as being seriously badass space grey finish, what are the things to look forward to on iMac Pro?

You're still stuck with the same not-great 480p webcam, and there's just that single USB-C port for all your power and connectivity needs, which will be a deal-breaker for many. The standard Apple iMac 21.5 inch now comes with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 with 64GB MB eDRAM.

The new 21.5-inch iMac Retina 4K will come with AMD Radeon Pro 555 and Radeon Pro 560 graphics. All variants of the 27 inch iMac now feature Apple own Fusion Drive with up to 50% faster SSDs. The whole new Apple iMac 2017 lineup comes with the latest Intel processors and a markedly improved graphics department.

Featuring next-generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, iMac Pro is created to handle the most demanding pro workflows.

The new machine is dressed in a new sleek space-gray aluminum enclosure with a Magic Keyboard, Magic Trackpad 2, and Magic Mouse 2 to match.

As mentioned earlier, this iMac Pro monster which will come out by December will have (at least) three versions.

One of the keys to the iMac Pro's architecture is an 80 percent improvement in cooling capacity. It ships with the new AMD Radeon Pro Vega GPU with 16GB of HBM2 memory.

iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time.

United States chipmaker AMD on Tuesday unveiled a high performance, power-efficient "Radeon Pro 500" series graphics for Apple iMac.

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