Published: Wed, June 07, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

AMD launches Radeon Pro 500 graphics cards for iMac

With thin and light designs, powerful performance, unbelievable displays and all-day battery life, Mac notebooks deliver the world's best portable computing experience.1 MacBook now features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 1.3 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz and up to 50 percent faster SSD, and supports up to twice the memory.

To start with, Apple has finally teased a new iMac Pro and has finally updated the old iMac series during the event.

Fusion drives-which include both SSD and spinning disk-will be standard on all new 27-inch configurations, and the SSD will be up to 50 percent faster, Apple said.

The Radeon Pro 580 GPU included in the more powerful iMacs is capable of playing VR games and creating virtual reality content.

Apple launched a new 13-inch MacBook Pro alongside bumping up the processors to the latest generation. All the models take upgrades to Intel's 7 Generation kaby Lake Processors. Apple has declared that the new iMac will available to start to buy on Monday through, and it will be available in Apple Stores starting on Wednesday. The iMac Retina 4K 21.5-inch, meanwhile, will have a Radeon Pro 555 or 560 and up to 4GB VRAM.

Coming to the 13-inch MacBook Pro, it features the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors up to 3.5 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0 GHz, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro goes up to 3.1 GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1 GHz. In terms of storage, the SSD storage options are now up to 50 percent faster than the previous versions, and users can be further customized with up to 2TB of storage, Ternus said.

Available in the new 21.5- and 27-inch iMac, it enables fluid content creation with exceptional performance and support for GPU acceleration across a range of creative applications on the Mac platform, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and Photoshop. It will have the same design as the current 27-inch model but with a new space grey finish. The 15-inch MacBook Pro will feature standard discrete graphics with more video memory.

He also added that we have thrilled to give developers and customers a sneak peek at iMac Pro.

The new graphics cards are based on AMD's Polaris architecture and feature up to 5.5 TFLOPS of peak compute performance. For the first time ever on a Mac, iMac Pro features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking.

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