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Apple iMac Pro: Top features that make it 'the most powerful Mac ever'

The all-new iMac Pro is Apple's latest all-in-one workstation powered by up to 18 core of processors and advanced graphics.

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In an otherwise boring developer conference, one of the interesting announcements surrounded the Apple iMac Pro. ‘The most powerful Mac ever’ was teased at the ongoing WWDC 2017 and will be available starting December with price starting from $4,999 (approximately Rs 3,22,000). Here’s a look at the iMac Pro’s hardware and what makes it a war machine.

To begin with, the all-new iMac Pro boasts a 27-inch Retina 5K display offering 5120 x 2880 resolution with 500 nits brightness and support for billions of colors. With an exceptional display quality, the all-new iMac Pro is squarely aimed at 3D animators, software developers and the like which have intensive applications to run.

In terms of design, the new iMac Pro features an all-flash architecture with thermal design that allows it to deliver up to 80 percent more cooling capacity despite featuring a slim design. ALSO READ: Apple iOS 11 with ARKit to turn iPhones, iPads into ‘largest AR platform’: Is it the future of Mixed Reality?

Supporting the advanced display is the processor under the hood.  Powered by macOS High Sierra, the new iMac Pro features up to 18 cores of processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.5GHz allowing users to render files, edit 4K video, and more seamlessly. It includes Radeon Pro Vega 56 graphics processor for graphic-heavy application such as virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering. The new Vega GPU is said to be the most advanced graphics ever in a Mac. One can further cram in up to 4TB of SSD storage and up to 128GB of ECC memory. ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: Here are the top features of iOS 11

There are three USB 3 ports and four Thunderbolt 3 ports on the all-in-one device for peripherals. You can connect up to two RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. Apple has also developed a new Space Gray mouse and keyboard combination, especially for the iMac Pro. For the first time ever on a Mac, iMac Pro features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking.  ALSO READ: WWDC 2017: New iMacs with better displays, VR support, USB Type-C port announced

  • Published Date: June 6, 2017 2:33 PM IST