Given that a maxed out IMAX 27 approaches $4700.00 (upgraded processor, upgraded GPU, 32GB RAM, 2TBSSD, etc, what do you gain/lose by stepping up to the iMac Pro similarly equipped?
It's only ~ $300.00 more.
$2100 under the $5000 price. As for upgrading iMac pro, an Apple certified tech should be able to do any upgrades for about $100 labor cost. You are stuck with the 1TB/32GB base though, so can't start cheaper.Wow no way, I just spent 2700 on my imac with upgraded processor and 512 ssd. 2900 including the ram I will buy myself, that's 3100 under the imac pro.
You cant upgrade ram in the iMac pro yourself either so you'll pay apples premium for that, which is a lot
It looks like from the specs turbo boost to 4.5Ghz is same for 4 and 8 core so single thread performance should be same. I expect 4 core performance should at least match as well. After that 8 core should start to pull away on anything that can use it. Would need to see benchmarks.I read somewhere, that if you use Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for content creation, 8 cores or more will be slower than an i7 quadcore with same Ghz. Buy the iMac Pro if you are serious about After Effects, Music Production, 3D and so on. An option for a space grey iMac 5K are welcome.
[doublepost=1499013451][/doublepost]Guys, it's like this. My first machine was an IBM PC with an 8088 processor. Over the intervening years, I've put together several Win machines with purchased bits and pieces. Currently, I have a LianLi 20th edition nautilus case w/ a metallic sparkle custom finish running an old ASUS Maximus Gene V board w 16Gig ram and a 512 SSD for the System and various size HDs for the data. I've always kept 2 machines running (so WHEN one crashes or I'm building new, I have one working.Given that a maxed out IMAX 27 approaches $4700.00 (upgraded processor, upgraded GPU, 32GB RAM, 2TBSSD, etc, what do you gain/lose by stepping up to the iMac Pro similarly equipped?
It's only ~ $300.00 more.
One of features of the new iMac Pro that seems to be often overlooked is the new screen. It is potentially is a big improvement over the 5K iMac's screen.If you take the 12 core MP with keyboard and trackpad, bump the RAM to 64GB, add 1TB SSD plus another $1,200.00 (based on the the iMac configurator), plus another $1,300.00 for a LG 5K monitor you are at ~ $9,700.00. That is as close to apples to apples as I can figure. I expect the new nMP to be substantially more powerful and expensive when it is introduced next year. I think that the configuration that I listed for the iMac Pro, 10 core, 64GB RAM, max GPU, 2TB SSD, is where there will be the most overlap between the current nMP and the iMac Pro when they exist in the market at the same. I think that both configurations are ideal for videographers.