AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

It doesn't even get Intel's Kaby Lake processors. Apple also introduced its workstation-grade iMac Pro.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro packs a Kaby Lake processor with up to 3.5GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz, and the updated 15-inch MacBook Pro will be fueled by up to 3.1GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz.

The 21.5-inch iMac will start at $1,100 and the 4K 21.5-inch model will be available at $1,300. SSD storage options are now up to 50% faster. Depending on the model you buy, the graphics card could range from Intel Iris Plus 640 (on the entry-level 21.5 inch versions) to either the Radeon Oro 555 and 560 graphics cards on the 21.5-inch iMacs to either the Radeon Pro 570, 575, and 580 cards on the larger 27-inch mmodel.

Apple said that the new iMac display is 43% brighter at 500 nits and with support for 1 billion colors. The new iMac models from Apple will come with newer faster processors, support for Thunderbolt 3, faster storage options, discrete graphics, and brighter displays.

At any rate, plan ahead - the new Mac Pro design isn't expected until 2018 or perhaps 2019, while the iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December of this year. And the new HomePod speaker includes voice access to digital assistant Siri, which should better position Apple in the coming AI wars against Amazon's Alexa and Google's eponymous assistant.

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Shourav Dasari , a past victor of both minor-league bees, was described as the consensus favorite as the ESPN broadcast began. It had added a tiebreaker test, but it did not come into play. "It motivates me", she said.

This likely means that these Core i5 and i7 chips are actually Core i5-Y and i7-Y CPUs that launched with the Kaby Lake generation, meant to succeed the previous Intel Core m parts while maintaining much of the same power profile as before.

"It is satisfying to see the capabilities of "Radeon Pro 500" series in elegant form factors and enabling incredible content creation, gaming and VR experiences", said Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD, in a statement.

Apple also promised performance of up to 22 teraflops. For the first time ever on a Mac, iMac Pro features 10Gb Ethernet for up to 10 times faster networking. The new MacBook Air models will also get a bump in processor speed.

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.

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