With the new iMac Pro and next generation Mac Pro on the horizon, you need to know what to look for. What features and improvements to watch for, and how to make sure you’re getting the most from the new models.
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Most of us are not fortunate enough to own an Apple Mac, but we can at least appreciate the company’s newest iteration. With a slick looking design and an impressive array of ports, it’s easy to see why so many power users are slapping one on their desks. It also helps that the company’s latest offering is priced right out of the starting gate. Oh, and if you’re into video games, you’ll find it’s a decent sized gaming system too. One of the few downsides is the lack of quality wireless connectivity, but you can’t beat the company’s latest offerings when it comes to the nitty gritty details. To top it off, a couple of the company’s recent additions are still in stock and waiting to be re-homed.
Accessibility of the M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips
Apple’s new Mac Studio with the M1 Ultra chip is designed to provide the highest level of computing power. The chip features a 64-core GPU and a 20-core CPU, and it has twice the memory bandwidth and RAM of the fastest 16-core PC desktop chip. Those are big numbers, but they also help the chip to offer an 80% boost over the previous fastest Mac Pro.
In addition to the impressive graphics and power, the chip offers best-in-class security. It supports multiple external displays, and it can play back up to eighteen streams of 8K ProRes 422 video.
The M1 Ultra is the latest in a line of high-performance Apple chips, which includes the M1 Pro and M1 Max, which were introduced in the late-2018 MacBook Pro. Both chips are built on a 5nm process, and they are connected together with a secret interconnect.
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The Apple MacBook Pro features a 16″ Retina display, a Force Touch trackpad, a redesigned scissor mechanism for the Magic Keyboard, and a more advanced thermal design. It also boasts a more powerful CPU and a 512GB SSD for quicker boot times and longer battery life.
The MacBook Pro also has an impressive array of ports. This includes a USB 3.0 port, a Thunderbolt port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and HDMI. There are even high-capacity SD 4.0 cards to transfer data to and from the MacBook Pro. You can plug the MacBook Pro into an external display using the HDMI port, and the aforementioned 3.5 mm headphone jack allows you to play music while you work.
The M1 processor is also a nice touch. It features a 10-core CPU, a 32-core GPU, and 64GB of RAM. In addition to the new processor, Apple also introduced a redesigned graphics card. The AMD Radeon Pro 5300M graphics card is a 7nm mobile discrete GPU with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM.
iMac Pro or next generation Mac Pro?
The iMac Pro and the next generation Mac Pro are both designed to offer big power. They are meant for creative professionals. However, these two computers have vastly different features.
As a result, it is hard to compare the two machines. There are also significant differences in their price and upgradeability.