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