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32-core M1X or M2 Apple Silicon option allegedly on the cards for a refreshed M-series iMac Pro

Apple Silicon seems destined to be found in the next version of the iMac Pro workstation. (Image source: Apple/Medium - edited)
Apple Silicon seems destined to be found in the next version of the iMac Pro workstation. (Image source: Apple/Medium - edited)
It has been claimed that the Apple iMac Pro for 2021 will feature a choice of processors that go up to a mighty 32-core option from the Apple Silicon ranks. It’s not yet known if this M-series chip will be named the M1X or something else at the moment. The same source also offered up a few other additional supposed M-series iMac Pro details.

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Not only have some well-crafted renders of what could end up being the iMac Pro 2021 appeared online but now the same source has gone a step further and offered up a few supposed tasty morsels about the business-oriented all-in-one workstation. The arguably most interesting bit of information shared was about the possible processors that will be offered with a refreshed iMac Pro. Apple Silicon in the form of the oft-rumored M1X or M2 chips with different core configurations are apparently on the cards.

According to LeaksApplePro, buyers of the next Apple iMac Pro will be able to choose from “different processors options, starting at 10 cores and going up to 32”. Unfortunately, the vital terms of “CPU” and “GPU” were left out, but the claim does align a little with information that was recently shared by Mark Gurman in reference to the upcoming MacBook Pro laptops. It’s possible a 10-core M1X chip with 8x high-performance CPU cores and 2x efficiency CPU cores could be one of the options. As for “32” cores, this figure has also been mentioned by Gurman in terms of GPU cores. After all, 32 CPU cores could be too hot to handle for an iMac Pro with limited space for cooling.

So while a 32-core (CPU) M2 Apple Silicon iMac Pro appears quite far-fetched at the moment, a 10-core M1X variant certainly seems feasible. The same source also mentioned that a single color choice, graphite/space gray, was probable but unconfirmed and that most of the design of the iMac Pro 2021 had been finalized apart from the I/O selection, which could still vary. Although no specific price tag was offered for an entry-level model, there was some price speculation to be had, with the leaker claiming “not less than US$2,500” for the M-series workstation.

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Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News - 2415 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-05-23 (Update: 2021-05-23)