AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

Francis Harris
June 12, 2017

The iMac Pro will come with a new AMD Radeon Pro Vega discrete graphics cards with up to 16GB of high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) memory. "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", he added. Redesigned and redeveloped, the company is focusing its efforts on making the "pro" level of the iPad do a little more, increasing the screen size 9.7 inch model, and packing in a little more room altogether. With ProMotion, Apple Pencil is more responsive with a 20-millisecond latency, according to Apple. It's also intelligent enough to adjust refresh rates as you use it, so that you get better battery life and consistently great display quality.

Under the screen, the processing technology has changed, with Apple delivering a new processor, the A10X Fusion. The six-core CPU delivers up to 30% faster performance than the previous A9X chip, while the 12-core GPU has had an even bigger 40% bump.

Some of the inclusions from the iPhone 7 are also here, with both the 12 megapixel rear camera and 7 megapixel selfie front-facing camera thrown into the mix. With this launch, Apple is also updating the base storage for the iPad Pro to 64GB.

The brand has also introduced a new 13-inch MacBook Pro and has refreshed the entire MacBook lineup with the latest specifications. Sensors in the Apple Pencil measure both pressure and tilt for natural drawing, annotating and note-taking.

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro comes in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold and starts at US$649 for the 64GB with Wi-Fi model and US$779 for the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model.

As for pricing and availability, the new updated iMac models will be made available for order in the U.S. starting Monday via company's official online store,, and will be made available for purchase in the USA starting Wednesday via Apple Stores.

The standard Macbook still retained its USA $1299 starting price while the Macbook Pro starts at U.S. $1299 for the 13-inch (with 128GB SSD) while the 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at United States $2399. India, Turkey, UAE and other countries and regions will follow later this month.

The Apple Pencil is available for US$99. Apple claims both iPad Pros should last 10 hours of usage.

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