With Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display, iMac Pro is the fastest, most powerful Mac ever made. iMac Pro delivers incredible compute power for real-time 3D rendering, immersive VR, intensive developer workflows, high megapixel photography, complex simulations, massive audio projects and real-time 4K and 8K video editing.
“iMac Pro combines the incredible design of the iMac with the most powerful workstation architecture we’ve ever built,” said John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. “iMac is the most popular desktop for our pro users due to its amazing display and elegant design, so we completely re-engineered it to deliver performance far beyond what anyone thought possible in an all-in-one.”
iMac Pro vs iMac
● 3D designers can visualize huge 3D models and render scenes up to 3.4 times faster.
● Developers can run multiple virtual machines and test environments, and compile code up to 2.4 times faster.
● Scientists and researchers can manipulate massive data sets and complex simulations, visualizing data up to 5 times faster.
● Photographers can work with enormous files and perform image processing up to 4.1 times faster.
● Music producers can bounce (export) massive multi-track projects up to 4.6 times faster and use up to 12.4 times as many real-time plug-ins.
● Video editors can edit up to eight streams of 4K video, or edit 4.5K RED RAW video and 8K ProRes 4444 at full resolution in real time without rendering. The iMac Pro can also export HEVC video 3 times faster.
Apple T2 Chip
iMac Pro brings a new level of integration and security to the Mac with the T2 chip, Apple’s second generation custom Mac silicon. By designing and integrating several new controllers — such as the System Management Controller, image signal processor, audio controller and SSD controller — T2 delivers new capabilities to the Mac like enhanced imaging processing for the FaceTime HD camera. T2 also enables a new level of security by including a secure enclave coprocessor that provides the foundation for new encrypted storage and secure boot capabilities. Dedicated AES hardware encrypts data on the SSD without affecting performance, while secure boot ensures that only trusted software loads at startup.
In addition to the new iMac Pro, Apple is working on a next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest performance, high-throughput system in a modular, upgradeable design. Apple is also working on a new high-end pro display.
The base iMac Pro configuration costs $4999 and ships in 4-6 business days with an estimated delivery date of December 27-28th. A maxed out configuration with a 2.3GHz 18-core Intel Xeon W processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz, 128GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory, 4TB SSD, Radeon Pro Vega 64 with 16GB of HBM2 memory, and Magic Mouse 2 + Magic Trackpad 2 costs $13,348.