Published: Wed, June 07, 2017
IT&Software | By Jimmie Castillo

AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

Apple's WWDC always brings big news, but the hardware upgrades came fast and furious this time around, including major improvements across the board for Apple's entire iMac line, complete with a new iMac Pro, putting Apple's Mac Pro workstation-class desktop into the iconic iMac form-factor. The displays on the new iMacs gain a significant boost in maximum brightness, making them approximately 43% brighter than the previous models.

The new iMac's will also get the High Sierra update this fall. For GPUs, the 21-inch iMac model will move to the Radeon Pro 555 and 560, while the 27-inch version will get the 570, 575, or 580 models.

Apple has confirmed that its iMac Pro would start at a whopping $4,999.

Apple has acknowledged that it needs to do better and on Monday it addressed some of these concerns by unveiling a new iMac Pro with super-fast Intel Xeon chips, Advanced Micro Devices' Radeon Vega graphics processor, and up to 128GB of pre-installed RAM.

Connections-wise, the latest generation of iMacs will be gifted with two USB-C ports that support Thunderbolt 3, ideal if you have any dongles and adapters from your new MacBook Pro. New MacBooks, however, are expected to show up.

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The solid-state-drives (SSDs) in the new MacBook Pro are faster as well-up to 50 percent over the SSD in the previous models, according to Apple.

Up to 3.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz, depending on configuration chosen. Under the hood is an all-new centrifugal cooling system with two fans to draw heat away from the system's Xeon processor, which you can configure with eight, 10, or 18 cores.

The iMac Pro, which will be available in a sleek and sexy space grey color, has presently only been shown off to the audience. It could go much, much higher if iPhone 8 is a barn-burner of a new model.

At the back of the room was a single iMac Pro to look at, but not to touch.

Now, Apple thinks consumers who'll purchase the said desktop all-in-one computer will require enormous power. That's why customers still love the MacBook Air.

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