Whereas Apple refreshed the iMac lineup this morning, the default iMac professional that you would be able to purchase for $four,999 stays the identical. However Joe Rossignol from MacRumors noticed some adjustments within the configure-to-order choices.
Now you can purchase an iMac Professional with 256GB of two,666MHz DDR4 ECC reminiscence — not storage, RAM. However that may value you a small fortune as it’s worthwhile to spend an additional $5,200 to leap from 32GB of RAM to 256GB of RAM.
However in case you don’t want that a lot RAM, the excellent news is that different RAM choices at the moment are cheaper than earlier than. As an example, upgrading from 32GB to 64GB of RAM now prices $400 as a substitute of $800. Given that you would be able to’t simply change the reminiscence on the iMac Professional, it is a good change for individuals planning to purchase an iMac Professional.
In terms of GPU, Apple has added a brand new high tier GPU — the AMD Radeon Professional Vega 64X with 16GB of HBM2 reminiscence. It’s unclear whether or not the Vega 64X is way quicker than the Vega 64 GPU. However as soon as once more, Apple is reducing the worth of the Vega 64 improve, from $600 to $550. It prices $700 to get the Vega 64X.
Lastly, SSD upgrades at the moment are a bit cheaper as properly. Upgrading from 1TB to 2TB now prices $600 as a substitute of $800. And upgrading from 1TB to 4TB now prices $2,400 as a substitute of $2,800.
The iMac Professional targets a particular market — individuals who want an extremely highly effective and secure pc on the subject of CPU, GPU, reminiscence and connectivity. If you realize you want a bottomless pit of efficiency, it’ll value you some huge cash. But it surely’s good to see that there at the moment are extra choices and extra methods to configure the iMac Professional to your wants.