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keyman_sam
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Postby keyman_sam; Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:47 pm New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

https://www.apple.com/imac-pro/

Very interesting. It was no secret their previous iMac was the fastest machine for audio and this one looks to take the cake. 18 cores, 4.5 GHz? Holy mother of God. :o
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Postby annode; Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:06 pm Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

Where's the box!? No box? It's all in the monitor? How much for the stock version? ...and hyper-threading is back. 500watts(total) heat dissipation. "Rich bass"? Where's the sub-woofer in the keyboard? :lol: There they are->

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aMUSEd
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Postby aMUSEd; Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:00 pm Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

I dread to think how much this will cost
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DrGonzo
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Postby DrGonzo; Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:04 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

aMUSEd wrote:I dread to think how much this will cost


It will cost that + more.
Glad I just bought a MBP so I don't have to be led into madness.

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tehlord
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Postby tehlord; Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:05 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

aMUSEd wrote:I dread to think how much this will cost


Starting at $4999, although base spec isn't actually that disastrous for a change :-

8 Core Xeon
32GB RAM
1TB SSD
TB3
10GB Ethernet
5k Retina
Radeon Vega workstation GPU

Actually pretty comparable with a similarly specced PC, although I would imagine speccing it up from there becomes exponentially more expensive.
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DrGonzo
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Postby DrGonzo; Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:07 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

tehlord wrote:8 Core Xeon


Maybe this will make Elektron consider supporting Xeons.

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DJ Warmonger
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Postby DJ Warmonger; Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:25 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

tehlord wrote:
aMUSEd wrote:I dread to think how much this will cost


Starting at $4999, although base spec isn't actually that disastrous for a change :-

8 Core Xeon
32GB RAM
1TB SSD
TB3
10GB Ethernet
5k Retina
Radeon Vega workstation GPU

Actually pretty comparable with a similarly specced PC, although I would imagine speccing it up from there becomes exponentially more expensive.

For that kind of price it's not very attractive. But it's a Mac, after all :P
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tehlord
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Postby tehlord; Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:37 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

DJ Warmonger wrote:
tehlord wrote:
aMUSEd wrote:I dread to think how much this will cost


Starting at $4999, although base spec isn't actually that disastrous for a change :-

8 Core Xeon
32GB RAM
1TB SSD
TB3
10GB Ethernet
5k Retina
Radeon Vega workstation GPU

Actually pretty comparable with a similarly specced PC, although I would imagine speccing it up from there becomes exponentially more expensive.

For that kind of price it's not very attractive. But it's a Mac, after all :P


Not if you don't need that power, no. But if you do, it's fairly comparable to a specced PC with a good quality screen.
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stardustmedia
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Postby stardustmedia; Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:02 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

Dear God, please make me win the lottery.

I guess this iMac Pro is too much for the most common audio users.
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samsam
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Postby samsam; Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:35 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

All that power inside an IMac case?

Mmmm, toasty warm and lots of fan noise is my perdition.
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Guenon
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Postby Guenon; Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:34 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

tehlord wrote:Not if you don't need that power, no. But if you do, it's fairly comparable to a specced PC with a good quality screen.


On the other hand, if you need that power but already have a screen you're satisfied with -- or don't need 5k in the first place :) -- you can get significantly better spec for a lot less money.
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Postby legendCNCD; Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:40 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

Wondering how much CPU can be used before this mac too becomes a hoover? I've not heard a single mac not coming a hoover when CPU is used longer time with higher utilization than "normally" (fecesbook browsing or such... :) )
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stardustmedia
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Postby stardustmedia; Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:53 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

legendCNCD wrote:Wondering how much CPU can be used before this mac too becomes a hoover? I've not heard a single mac not coming a hoover when CPU is used longer time with higher utilization than "normally" (fecesbook browsing or such... :) )


Never had that issue, whether with my Mac Pro 2009 nor iMac 2012.
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fmr
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Postby fmr; Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:57 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

So, does this mean the Trash Can Mac Pro has an announced death?
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Postby sprnva; Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:34 am Re: New Apple iMac Pro - 18 cores, built for the pros

Yeah they admitted a while back that they backed themselves into a thermal wall with the trashcan (like the Cube before). Hence the lack of any updates for it. Maybe it'll become a collectors item in a few years.

There was also talk of a proper "modular" Mac Pro in the works for maybe next year.
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