The iMac Pro is coming. The most powerful iMac ever made is also the most powerful Mac ever made. It will ship with an 8 core Xeon processor. And a 10 core. And an 18 core processor, for those looking for “ludicrous speed.”
It will also have up to 11 teraflops of single GPU compute power. It can deliver up to 22 teraflops of half-precision computation, which Apple says is a ‘really big deal’ for machine learning. The machine will have up to 4TB of 3gbps of SSD.
The iMac Pro will get Radeon Vega graphics with up to 128GB of memory, four Thunderbolt 3 ports and 10GB ethernet. According to John Ternus, president of hardware engineering, you’ll be able attach two 5K displays to this thing as well as the built-in 5K display.
The new iMac is a monster – it’s going to cost you over 7 grand to build a comparable system (without the 5k display) – Apple wants you to pick yours up with the starting configuration for just $5,000 – in December. We agree – it really is badass. This is a developing story, we’ll update with full specs soon.