- Apr 2, 2019
have not seen the vega 64x benchmark. anyone know when the new imac pro gpus roll out?
I've just ordered the same, also was hesitant but because MacPro is expected at WWDC 6th June, however when I looked up intel Xeon W CPUs I only saw the new 28 Core which came last December, and that would be really over my requirements. also I guess from apple history, they will ship it during fall 19' which can be November or December and I can't wait that long.Just placed an order for the below, couldn't decide with the disk space and the processor, I have a nas and fast SSD external storage so decided for the 1tb and the 10 core seems to be the sweet spot, seeing I went for the Vega 64 thought I'd spend the extra, no idea is it will be worth it
- 10-core Intel Xeon W processor,
- 64GB 2666MHz DDR4 ECC memory
- 1TB SSD storage
- Radeon Pro Vega 64X with 16GB of HBM2 memory
Got the shipping confirmation for my Vega 64X equipped iMac Pro! (8 Core/32GB/1TB)
I expect it to be about as fast as a regular RX Vega 64 and hope it won't heat that iMac Pro too much - we'll see!
I was also thinking about the next Mac Pro with a nice 6K Display next to it. But then again I speculated about a realistic apple pricing for the MP and the display (will surely be too much for my needs), maybe shipping in late 2019... and I didn't hesitate to go with the iMac Pro anymore ;-)
I think so too, if you do a simple calculation, a 18-Core iMac Pro with 64X card and 32GB RAM cost 8000$, but that with a 5K display, so remove 1500$ for the display, so I guess the entry part of MacPro should be around 6999$ with single CPU adding the new 6K display at 2500$ then we end up 9500$ for an entry Mac Pro with 6K display!! that is crazy price!! I wonder if apple will continue to sell the LG 5K display
opsss,, that is really bad!! you need to replace it then. I just go mine didn't open it yet, doing it in the next couple hours,, will report back. on another note, the BETA of macOS 10.14.5 now show Radeon Vega VII, which means 2 things, external GPU support with Radeon VII and/or the MacPro will come with Vega II and it will be released before MacOS 10.15 ,, now I am more certain Apple will release the MacPro with the same Xeon-W chip (may be multi-CPU) and Radeon Vega II with option to upgrade to Navi next year and Xeon Ice Lake (based on sunny cove) also later, may be next year too.Yep, that's what they did... my vendor must have ordered a Vega 64-without-the-X :-| Even the label on the packaging says simple Vega 64.