Apple Unveils Kaby Lake-Equipped iMacs, $5K iMac Pro at WWDC


Apple Unveils Kaby Lake-Equipped iMacs, $5K iMac Pro at WWDC

The new processors are from Intel's "Kaby Lake" family, and some of them have been available for the better part of a year. The 5K Retina 27-inch iMac starts at $1,799.

The iMac 21.5-inch is pulling an Intel Iris Plus 640, pushing 80 percent better benches than the previous chip.

Other improvements to the iMac line include displays with 10-bit color support (through dithering) and 500-nit maximum brightness ratings.

According to Apple's Press release kit, the new iMac can perform up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation and is in fact, meant for advanced graphics editing, VR content creation and real-time 3D rendering. Unfortunately for those planning on picking up one of these accessories, they're only going to be available to customers who shell out at least $4,999 Dollars for the actual iMac Pro.

The Radeon Pro 500 series starts with the Radeon Pro 555, which has 12 compute units for a total of 768 stream processors, 81GB/s of memory bandwidth, and offers a 1.3 T/FLOPS peak performance.

All iMac and MacBook Pro updates are shipping starting today.

The iMac now features Thunderbolt 3 ports and, in most models, dedicated graphics chips.

U.S. chipmaker AMD on Tuesday unveiled a high performance, power-efficient "Radeon Pro 500" series graphics for Apple iMac. Expect faster processing, particularly for video. "This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time", said John Ternus, Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering.

We have been waiting for a Mac Pro refresh for ages now and it seems that Apple has finally realized that it needs to introduce one, even though it is pretty late and the Microsoft Surface Studio has been out for some time now.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) said that its MacBook and MacBook Pro lineup will get faster Kaby Lake processors. The Radeon Pro 500 Series graphics deliver the "optimal combination of high performance and cool + quiet operation" says AMD. All 27-inch iMacs come with Fusion drives standard, and SSDs are of course optional; we would have preferred to see SSDs standard across the board, though we can see why some not-as-demanding customers would want more internal storage (up to 2TB) over sheer speed. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced that it also updated the 13-inch MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz processor.