Apart from unveiling its new powerful 2017 iMac lineup, Apple also gave us a sneak peek at its upcoming iMac Pro. While not scheduled to launch before the end of this year, the new iMac Pro comes will be Apple’s most powerful Mac ever.
The new iMac Pro will feature workstation class internals and comes with a redesigned thermal design for up to 80 percent more thermal dissipation.
As for internals, Apple says that it will be shipping the iMac Pro with 8-cores, 10-cores, and 18-cores Xeon processors. It will be available with up to 128GB of RAM and 4TB SSD. On the GPU front, the iMac Pro will be making use of AMD’s Vega GPU featuring up to 16GB of VRAM. The company will not be using the base Vega GPU as the GPU inside the iMac Pro will feature up to 11 TeraFlops of horsepower. It will also come with four Thunderbolt 3 ports and a 10 gigabit Ethernet port.
“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,” said John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. “We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love — iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there’s never been anything like it.”
Other specs of the iMac Pro includes dual SSD modules, SDXC card slot, Wi-Fi ac support, and more. And unlike the regular iMac, the iMac Pro will be available in Space Gray color.
The base iMac Pro configuration will cost $4,999, and it will be available from December.