Last week I received a pelican case from Apple with a very special
Mac inside of it… It was an iMac Pro configured as a 10 Core 3GHZ
Intel Xeon W, 2TB SSD, 128 GB RAM, Vega 64 Radeon.
After unpacking the (to be expected) beautiful Space Grey
hardware, keyboard, mouse and trackpad, it was time to get down to
the brass tacks, I had ONE question that I needed to answer: how
fast is this thing, and how much time will it save me in my
everyday imaging tasks?
I found a very consistent set of results: a 2X to 3X boost in
speed (relative to my current iMac and MacBook Pro 15”) a
noticeable leap from most generational jumps that are generally
ten times smaller.
Whether you’re editing 8K RED video, H.264 4K Drone footage, 6K 3D
VR content or 50 Megapixel RAW stills — you can expect a 200-300%
increase in performance in almost every industry leading software
with the iMac Pro.
I’ve seldom seen a jump this dramatic before on any new generation
of Macs — 20%-30% speed increases are the norm … NOT 200%-300%
increases. That’s SIGNIFICANT.
Seems particularly impressive for imaging pros.