New iMac Pro GPU and RAM configuration options boosts maxed out model to $15,699

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in Current Mac Hardware edited March 19
In the wake of Tuesday's iMac update, the iMac Pro now has two more custom configuration options, including up to 256GB of RAM and a new Vega 64X GPU option.




While CPU options for remain unchanged, the two new configurations provide more flexibility to purchasers of the iMac Pro. The 256GB of RAM adds $5,200 to an iMac Pro, with the Vega 64X adding $700 to the unit.

A fully configured unit with 18-core 2.3GHz processor with a max speed of 4.3GHz, 256 gigabytes of RAM, 4 terabytes of flash storage, and the Vega 64X retails for $15,699. The previous max spec was $13,199.

The iMac Pro was the first part of Apple's response to professionals complaining about a lack of high-end Macs. The $4,999 entry-level model includes an 8-core processor, 32 gigabytes of RAM, and a 1-terabyte SSD, with an 8-gigabyte AMD Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU.

The calculation for the highest-cost specification deals only with changes to the specification of the iMac Pro itself, and not peripherals or accessories. The figure can be made to go higher when taking into account these extras, including a Space Gray Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 bundle as well as the VESA Mount Adapter Kit. Taking on board the addition of Final Cut Pro X and Logic Pro X as pre-installed software drives the potential cost up to $16,427.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    Saving the Radeon VII for the Mac Pro?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 6
    cornchipcornchip Posts: 1,333member
    The headless MacPro has to have a slightly lower starting price... right???
    bsbeamer
  • Reply 3 of 6
    JayVeeJayVee Posts: 23member
    It's a shame that they didn't lower the base price overall since the CPUs etc weren't upgraded, but I guess one would argue that it would then compete with the new iMacs with the 8-core i9 processor...
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 6
    sikes....my iMac pro is just 8weeks old.....
  • Reply 5 of 6
    hexclockhexclock Posts: 573member
    cornchip said:
    The headless MacPro has to have a slightly lower starting price... right???
    I’m guessing my trash can Mac Pro will be the last “Pro” machine I will ever own, new at least. 
  • Reply 6 of 6
    Incremental iMac performance jumps are "a small step for a man", but I'm waiting for "the giant leap for mankind", before I buy my next Mac, which is more likely the modular Mac Pro. Is it possible that Apple is planning to release the Mac Pro on July 20th, 2019, which is exactly 50 years after the Moon landing? Did I just reveal their promotional plans? Their ad will headline the Mac Pro as "A Giant Leap for Mankind". The image on their monitor will be Neil Armstrong stepping onto the Moon: perhaps it will be an image from the movie First Man. Perhaps the image at the top half of the video at time 12:35 from 
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