AMD launches Polaris-powered Radeon Pro 500 series

Joanna Estrada
June 11, 2017

Many important announcements have been made at the event, some focused towards developers and some to attract consumers.

Apple said it had updated the processors in its iMac and MacBook Pro lineup to Intel´s most recent "Kaby Lake" processors.

AMD has officially launched the Polaris-powered Radeon Pro 500 series, featured in the new iMac and MacBook Pro models, even as Apple promises to ship Vega-based systems by December.

Aimed at high-end design professionals rather than the home market, the iMac Pro is to begin shipping in December with a starting price of $4,999. You can choose fewer cores as well but having the option of getting so many cores is great.

Apple has embedded 27-inch Retina 5K display with support for 1 billion colors in new iMac Pro.

Unfortunately, Apple is still holding out most of the details as the Xeon and Radeon Vega iMac Pro won't start shipping until December, with a starting price of United States $4,999. Users who want more from their PC, Apple has got them covered. The Cupertino tech giant has introduced new iOS ll features for the new iPad.

Apple's vice president of Hardware Engineering John Ternus says, "This will be our fastest and most powerful Mac ever, which brings workstation-class computing to iMac for the first time". However, it can be configured with an 18-core processor alternative and up to 128GB of EEC RAM, storage of 4TB SSD and Radeon Vega discrete graphics cards including up to 16GB of memory. The Apple iMac Pro 2017 will also feature up to 128 GB of ECC memory and up to 4 TB of flash memory for storage. "We reengineered the whole system and designed an entirely new thermal architecture to pack extraordinary performance into the elegant, quiet iMac enclosure our customers love - iMac Pro is a huge step forward and there's never been anything like it". The arrival of the new iMac Pro desktop is very convenient in terms of timing, specs, and its features, since Microsoft just released iMac and MacBook competitors under the name of Surface Studio and Surface Laptop, respectively.

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