Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac: Powerful Performance for Breathtaking 5K Computing
- Author: Regina Walsh Jun 08, 2017,
Jun 08, 2017, 1:44
At its WWDC 2017 keynote address, scheduled to kick off at 10:00am PDT (10:30pm IST), Apple is expected to unveil more than just the next versions of its operating systems. Meanwhile, the 27-inch iMac will receive Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 GPUs.
The new Mac Pro is obviously the most powerful computer Apple has ever released and has more to offer than anything they've previously had.
Prices are sticking at US$1,099 for the entry level 21.5-inch iMac, while the top-end 27-inch 5K model stays at $1,799. Created to pair with an iPhone and play music via a user's Apple Music subscription, the device will also field queries and control other smart home devices thanks to Siri integration.
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One of the most exciting launches by far however was the new Apple iMac Pro. This 21.5-inch iMac also has the option of Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB of video RAM for graphics or a Radeon Pro 560 with 4GB of video RAM.
The iMac now features Thunderbolt 3 ports and, in most models, dedicated graphics chips. With its incredibly thin and seamless enclosure, fast processors and storage and stunning Retina display, iMac sets the gold standard for desktops. iMac delivers powerful performance for 3D graphics, video editing and gaming, and with macOS® High Sierra coming this fall, iMac becomes a great platform for virtual reality content creation.
The new iOS update of iOS includes an update to Siri that features improved speech, such as the ability to help translate sentences into different languages. iOS 11 also has become more cognitive, maintaining better on-device remembrances of what you do on your iPhone or iPad. iMessages now will remain in the iCloud for better record-keeping. The basic MacBook is also in line for a faster SSD, Apple says, while the long-neglected MacBook Air will be getting a processor upgrade to an as-yet-unspecified Intel model. They are going to need that cooling too, the iMac Pro starts at an 8 core Xeon processor and goes all the way to a configuration that supports up to an 18 core Xeon processor.
The executive said Apple chose to go "really nutty" by offering the iMac Pro with an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, 10-core Xeon processor, or an 18-core Xeon processor. Software support for Siri is also included. The previously available 9.7-inch Pro appears to have been put out to pasture, presumably to avoid confusion with the standard non-Pro iPad, which is the same size.