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iMac Pro Could Come Armed With Intel’s Server-Grade and ARM Co-Processor Chip Combination For the Ultimate Workstation Platform

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Jun 27, 2017
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Getting workstation-grade hardware in a slim and gorgeously crafted AIO was unheard of, but Apple’s iMac Pro wants to recreate standards by presenting professionals with powerful internals and a beautiful chassis to go along with it. Now, according to a new rumor, the iMac Pro could come with Intel’s server-grade processors coupled with ARM’s co-processor, so let us dive into the details right now because these are some very powerful chips that could potentially be powering Apple’s slim workstation.

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According to the Pikeralpha blog, out attention came to of one the remaining parts of the potential iMac Pro hardware, and the rumor suggests that the workstation could feature the following chips.

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“Ok. The iMac Pro will likely get Xeon SKU’s of the following Intel Core-X models:

Intel 7980XE (18 cores/36 threads/42MB Cache/Turbo Boost TBD)

Intel 7900X (10 cores/20 threads/23MB Cache/Turbo Boost 3.0 Max 4.5GHz)

Intel 7820X (8 cores/16 threads/19MB Cache/Turbo Boost 3.0 Max 4.5GHz)”

The rumor claims that the socket present in the machine will be an LGA 3647, which will provide support for the aforementioned chips. However, the presence of the ARM co-processor could also be a well-thought addition as it could regulate the amount of power going through the machine. When the iMac Pro is idle, the ARM chip could begin its magic, reducing overall power draw when there’s little to no activity while refreshing important elements for the user such as emails and other notifications.

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The base model of the iMac Pro carries a price of $4,999, so we have no doubt that it will come with more than just a powerful CPU. You will also have the option to set up a PCIe NVMe solid state drive to make the machine as smooth and responsive as possible while the ECC RAM can be configured in the iMac Pro for up to 128GB.

It will definitely be interesting to see what sort of hardware the workstation touts when it is officially available to release later in the year and if Apple can cram such a powerful pairing of components in a chassis this thin, just imagine the power the Mac Pro will be boasting.

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