iMac Pro thermal architecture...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Fried Chicken, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

    Fried Chicken

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    ...in a regular iMac

    Apple should go for it. The increased thermal output would allow desktop class GPUs in the iMac, and faster CPUs. I don't see why apple wouldn't do this. I can't imagine the new cooling architecture would add significantly to the cost. The only thing I could see holding apple back is their desire to keep power consumption low and also maintain a distinction between a regular iMac and an iMac pro.
     
  2. guibo macrumors member

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    what are you talking about? 2017 27" imac has desktop class CPU and GPU already. the i7-7700k is the best you can get right now in consumer grade level.
     
  3. MisterWho macrumors newbie

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    It might run way cooler with the higher airflow, so yeah using the same cooling system in the iMac and iMac Pro would've been nice.

    But don't forget an i7-7700k plus an AMD 580 reaches 91W+~140W...compared to a Xeon with 140W plus a Vega with ~250W.

    131W vs 390W TDP...ouch.
     
  4. epca12 macrumors regular

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    I hope the new iMac Pro doesn't mean they'll keep higher end components like those Vega graphics cards or a 1080p facetime camera to name a couple.
     

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