Mid-Range iMac Pro is Nearly Twice as Fast as High-End 5K iMac and Up to 45% Faster Than 2013 Mac Pro

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    While we already knew the iMac Pro will be the fastest Mac ever, at least until Apple releases its promised modular Mac Pro at some point in the future, now we have an idea of just how fast the desktop workhorse will truly be.

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    YouTube reviewers Marques Brownlee and Jonathan Morrison have each shared hands-on videos of the iMac Pro, and put its CPU performance to the test with benchmarks on Geekbench, which simulates real-world workload scenarios.

    In both videos, the mid-range iMac Pro with a 10-core 3.0GHz Intel Xeon processor recorded a multi-core score of just over 37,400, which is up to 45 percent faster than the high-end 2013 Mac Pro's average multi-core score of 25,747.

    The 10-core iMac Pro is also up to 93 percent faster than the latest 27-inch 5K iMac with top-of-the-line tech specs.

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    Apple said the iMac Pro can be configured with an even faster 18-core Xeon processor, so the 10-core benchmarks aren't even the peak. The 18-core iMac Pro will unquestionably be the fastest Mac ever by an almost unimaginable margin.

    iMac Pro can also be equipped with up to 4TB of SSD storage, up to 128GB of ECC RAM, and an AMD Radeon Pro Vega 64 graphics processor with 16GB of HBM2 memory, which helps to power its beautiful 5K display.

    With four Thunderbolt 3 ports, the iMac Pro can drive two external 5K displays or four 4K displays at 60Hz simultaneously. It also has a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB-A 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    iMac Pro will be available to order on December 14 in the United States and several other countries. Pricing starts at $4,999 in the United States. Apple has yet to provide exact pricing details on a configuration-by-configuration basis.

    Article Link: Mid-Range iMac Pro is Nearly Twice as Fast as High-End 5K iMac and Up to 45% Faster Than 2013 Mac Pro
     
  2. Tazadrt macrumors newbie

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    Comparing 2013 tech to 2017 tech

    Great job macrumors!!
     
  3. egodspeed macrumors newbie

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    I wish there was a 2017 Mac Pro to compare to the 2013 Mac Pro.
     
  4. dominiongamma macrumors 65816

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    Every year computers get faster who knew ;-)
     
  5. egodspeed macrumors newbie

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    Yah, and it ONLY took four +/- years to bump it up 45%! Amazing!

    Ok, not really.
     
  6. TMRJIJ macrumors 68030

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    Can’t wait to see what they got for the new Mac Pro...
     
  7. Princess Cake macrumors 6502

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    Am I the only one who thinks the iMac Pro looks weird? The Space Grey makes it look like its permanently being photographed in a badly lit room >.>
     
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    I know right? Seems pretty unfair. Almost as unfair as still selling that 2013 tech as new product in 2017.
     
  9. acctman macrumors 65816

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    What do you get for $4,999... Apples prices sometime are just insane.
     
  10. 78Bandit macrumors 6502

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    This article brought to you by Moore's Law, still going strong and predictable after 50 years.
     
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    Can you imagine how fast a computer they COULD build if it weren’t for their weird obsession for thin computers (that aren’t portable).

    The Mac Pro 2013 isn’t that fast so this achievement isn’t that great.
     
  13. Altis macrumors 68030

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    At least you can choose your monitor with the 2013.
     
  14. IPPlanMan macrumors regular

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    Ssshhh.... you’re not supposed to mention that.
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    Now that this is done, Apple can finally focus on the Mac Mini.... :D
     
  15. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

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    Not for the pros in the target market. They can cover the cost in a couple days, a week or maybe a month at the outside.
     
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    So I just priced up an HP Z6 G4 workstation which is geared toward a similar market as the iMac Pro. Configured with a 10-core Xeon 4114 @ 2.2GHz, 32GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and an equivalent GPU with 16GB of RAM, the price comes to $6,603. So the iMac Pro gets you all of this and with a newer faster Xeon and a 5K display for about $1,500 less.
     
  17. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

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    What’s missing, that you want a thicker box?

    And Intel is responsible for the lack of CPU speed improvements, right?
     
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    I initially processed the headline as Sarcasm to Apple Tech.

    As in..
     
  19. SeminalSage, Dec 12, 2017
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    Just a quick comparison:

    From Amazon:

    Xeon 10core - $2150
    5k display - $600
    32GB DDR 4 RAM - $400
    AMD Vega 56 - $700
    1TB SSD - $300

    EDIT: Forgot the motherboard, so add in another $200-400.

    Then add a keyboard, mouse, operating system, iPhoto, iMovie, iWork, etc, etc. and it doesn't seem so expensive anymore.
     
  20. adamjackson macrumors 65816

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    Macrumors comments are so predictable.

    This is the first Pro computer Apple has released since 2013. There is no benchmark. A similarly configure workstation with the same hardware costs around the same price.
     
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    Favourite Consumer of the year!
     
  22. bxs macrumors 6502a

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    I assume many people interested in the iMac Pro are people who own and use MP6,1's daily for their workload. Thus I would say comparing the 2013 MP6,1 and the new iMac Pro is a reasonable thing to evaluate. I guess another comparison would be to take the latest high-end iMac and compare that with the iMac Po.
     
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    Its a detail that doesn't need to be there, it detracts from the thinness of the display. The iMac was designed to be thin as paper so you can cut your finger on it. Of course, IF YOU'RE STILL LIVING IN THE PAST.... we have a 3.5mm jack adapter available for $99.
     
  25. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    I think I, and most other people reading this, would prefer a comparison between the iMac Pro and the MacBook Pro as far as speed goes.

    2013 tech is obviously slower. :p
     

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