Video preview of iMac Pro from MKBHD – Marques Brownlee

Just as with the iPhone X, it looks like Apple are giving online influencers early access to new products and giving them permission to share their impressions before release. Marques Brownlee – known as MKBHD on the internet – has posted a video on the forthcoming iMac Pro. His 5.4 million subscribers are now finding out about the new Mac from Apple.

He mentions that this video was editing on the new iMac Pro in the next version on Final Cut Pro X, 10.4.

The model he’s be working with for a week is the Intel Xeon W 3GHz 10-core iMac Pro with 128GB of RAM, Radeon Pro Vega 64 GPU with 16GB of RAM and 2TB storage – the ‘middle’ iMac Pro in the range.

  • The physical dimensions exactly match today’s 2017 5K iMac.
  • No access to upgrading the RAM
  • Two more Thunderbolt 3 ports (for a total of 4)
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Geekbench iMac Pro single core: 5,468 (vs. 5,571 for 2017 iMac and 3,636 for 2013 Mac Pro)
  • Geekbench iMac Pro multi-core: 37,417 (vs. 19,667 for 2017 iMac and 26,092 for 2013 Mac Pro)
  • Storage speed: 3,000MB/s read and write
  • Fan rarely spins up and keeps cool to the touch, despite high-end workstation components
  • 8- and 10-core editions available first, you’ll have to wait longer if your order an 18-core.
  • “The ideal high-end YouTuber machine”

Looks like applications that take advantage of multiple CPU cores are going to see a big difference on the iMac Pro.

Apple have announced that the orders for the new iMac Pro will start on Thursday.

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