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    Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    That's coming in December. Other iMacs get Kaby Lake CPUs, Radeon Pro 500 GPUs.
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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    This is what the cooling system looks like:

    http://i.imgur.com/SWJHPnv.gif
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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    I really hope Vega doesn't disappoint.

    I want a GPU arms race.

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Leave it to Apple to create a high-priced (and high-powered) yet ergonomically challenged all-in-one.

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    iMac Pro... from an engineering standpoint it's pretty impressive, from a practicality and price standpoint ($5k for the base model so I'd hate to see the maxed out price) I have no idea what sort of professional would buy it.... and I'm pretty much the target market as someone who works in 3D design doing visualisations etc

    Also found it funny that Tim said that an equivalent workstation would cost about $8k....it wouldn't

    I will say MS really needs to get on with supporting external gpu's etc properly now....

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    So they've dumped the old Mac Pro into a (similarly styled) trash-can? Seems a shame, think that had a lot more going for it than this all-in-one (for workstation & upgradability needs anyhow)...
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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    At least it still appears to have user upgradeable RAM.

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    At least it still appears to have user upgradeable RAM.
    Well, that is a surprise.

    Everything else in terms of design says loudly not-Pro to me though. The question is surely, whether any professional users actually want either this AiO design, or the toaster Mac Pro compared to the normal towers/desktop chassis Apple made going back to the various Mac IIs?

    In other words, is it all about style-over-substance or is it that the bean counters at Apple are so found of built-in-obsolescence that even their 'pro' users spending £5k+ are not allowed to have any kind of upgrade-ability or repairability in case that damages future sales?

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    That much heat from a fat laptop setup is quite impressive

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    At least it still appears to have user upgradeable RAM.
    Not without dismantling it, the back appears to be solid still.

    Also just noticed the 'available December' on the uk site.... lol it's still 6 months away....

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    In other words, is it all about style-over-substance or is it that the bean counters at Apple are so found of built-in-obsolescence that even their 'pro' users spending £5k+ are not allowed to have any kind of upgrade-ability or repairability in case that damages future sales?
    If I spent $5k or more on a system pre-built by someone like Apple and it needed repairs or upgrades in less than 3-4 years, I'd probably consider myself burned rather than gear up to spend the same (more likely, higher) amount again.

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Also just noticed the 'available December' on the uk site.... lol it's still 6 months away....
    Well, Apple's site gives some specs, but seems to be rather vague about the CPU. 18-core had a lot people thinking i9-7980XE (and ~160W), but since it is Xeon it might have a lot lower TDP and lower clocks. In fact, that's likely as top range Vega (~250W) and CPU (~160W) plus the other parts would make an AiO with close to 500W of heat to exhaust which seems unlikely.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    If I spent $5k or more on a system pre-built by someone like Apple and it needed repairs or upgrades in less than 3-4 years, I'd probably consider myself burned rather than gear up to spend the same (more likely, higher) amount again.
    True. But if their Pro's work in industry which needs MacOSX, they won't have much of a choice. If the entry-level starts at $5k, the 18-core version with 4TB and 128GB RAM is going to cost what? $10k, $15k? You'd hope for film work etc. it would come with a well-made custom flight case for transportation.

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Sure, let's put all the fans up top, so they can suck warm air rising from the rest of the unit...

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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Yeah that did strike me as being upside down... Wonder what this will sound like under full load.
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    Re: Apple launches iMac Pro with Xeon CPU and Vega GPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Formcode View Post
    Sure, let's put all the fans up top, so they can suck warm air rising from the rest of the unit...
    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Yeah that did strike me as being upside down... Wonder what this will sound like under full load.
    Looks to me that the air is pulled in from the bottom of the screen where the speaker vents are and then the hot air is pushed out at the back around the 'stand mount' area so higher than the air being taken in. It should work pretty well in terms of thermal separation. Also seems like there may be a bit of 'vertical' separation between the in and out ducting looking at how the fans pull air into the out ducting from the in ducting.

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