iMac Pro thermal architecture...

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

  1. Fried Chicken macrumors 6502

    Fried Chicken

    Jun 11, 2011
    #1 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

    Jun 8, 2017
    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

    Jun 15, 2017
    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

    Jun 11, 2017
    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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