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Apple's upcoming iMac Pro with 10-core custom Intel Xeon CPU surfaces on GeekBench

There's also an 18-core/36-thread iMac Pro coming later this year. (Source: Apple)
There's also an 18-core/36-thread iMac Pro coming later this year. (Source: Apple)
The 10-core Xeon CPU is more than 50% faster than the 8-core model when it comes to multi-core performance tests. Apple will also launch an 18-core/36-thread iMac in December this year.

Even though the iMac Pro will not be released until December, specs and benchmarks for Apple’s top desktop computer have already been leaked on GeekBench. The leaked specs reveal a custom 3.0 GHz 10-core/20-thread Xeon processor from Intel that has the W-2150B denomination. The slim chassis of the iMac might suffer some changes in order for it to offer the best possible cooling system, as the Xeons are known to heat quite easily.

Analyzing the benchmark data, the iMac Pro manages to score 35,917 points for the multi-core test. This is more than 50% faster than the 8-core iMac that’s already available. In fact, the iMac Pro is even faster than the 12-core Xeon E5 model from yesteryear. Apple also plans to release an 18-core/36-thread iMac Pro model in December this year.

Other specs include 32 GB of DDR4-2666 (upgradeable to 64 or 128 GB), a 5K retina display, the Radeon Pro Vega 56 GPU with 8GB (upgradable to the Vega 64 version), up to 4 TB SSD storage, and 4x Thunderbolt 3 connectors. The prices have not been revealed as of yet, but a serious premium must be considered when Apple products are involved.

The 10-core Xeon GeekBench results (Source: GeekBench)
The 10-core Xeon GeekBench results (Source: GeekBench)

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-10-19 (Update: 2017-10-19)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.