iMac Pro coming this December with up to 18-core Xeon processors

During today’s Worldwide Developer Conference keynote, Apple unveiled the upcoming iMac Pro, a new workstation-class product line designed for pro users with demanding workflows. 

The all-new iMac Pro, with its 27-inch Retina 5K display, next generation Intel Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation, up to 16GB of VRAM, up to 128GB of memory, built-in Ethernet, and support for one billion colors, is the most powerful Mac ever made, says John Ternus, Apple’s vice president of Hardware Engineering. It comes in a new space gray enclosure.

With an all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design, iMac Pro delivers up to 80% more cooling capacity in the same thin iMac design, says Ternus. It will come with the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU, the most advanced graphics ever in a Mac. 

The iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR. For half-precision computation, ideal for machine learning, the pro all-in-one delivers up to 22 Teraflops of performance.

The iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory, and with four Thunderbolt 3 ports can connect to up to two high-performance RAID arrays and two 5K displays at the same time. It will arrive in December with prices starting at $4,999.

In addition to the new iMac Pro, Apple is working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro architected for pro customers who need the highest-end, high-throughput system in a modular design, as well as a new high-end pro display, but it won't arrive until next year.