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AMD Intros Radeon Pro 5000 graphics line-up for Apple’s 27 “iMac – Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16 GB memory, 7.6 TFLOPs of horsepower

AMD just has it announced its latest Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics lineup built exclusively for Apple’s all-new 27-inch iMac. In addition to the graphics of the Radeon Pro 5000 series, the latest Apple iMac also uses Intel’s 10th generation Core processors, with up to 10 cores and 20 threads for a significant performance improvement over the previous generation iMac.

Apple’s iMac is updated with AMD’s Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics card and Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake CPUs – up to 10 CPU cores and 7.6 TFLOP’s graphics horsepower with 16 GB of memory

The Apple iMac (27-inch) of 2020 will receive a major update with the latest hardware from Intel and AMD. In addition, the latest iMac is generally better everywhere, with faster SSDs and expanded storage of up to 8 Terabytes and a higher quality display made of new nanostructured glass, while retaining the Retina 5K resolution, making it a great option for iMac users.

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For CPU, the Apple iMac (2020) will feature Intel’s 10th generation Comet Lake CPUs, all the way down to the 10 core section with 5GHz boost clocks. There are four configurations listed that start with the i5 and go up to i7 and i9 variants. You can configure the iMac with either 6, 8 or 10 CPU options. Apple says the 10-core variant offers up to 65% better performance than the Intel 8-core Coffee Lake CPU on the previous generation iMac. The performance numbers are given below for reference:

  • Up to 65 percent more plugins in Logic Pro X.
  • Up to 40 percent faster 8K ProRes transcoding in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Up to 35 percent faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya.
  • Up to 25 percent faster build time in Xcode.

On the GPU side, you also get configurations and they are all from AMD. AMD has introduced a new line of Radeon Pro 5000 graphics exclusively for the new Apple iMac. All GPUs are powered by the first generation Navi architecture and include the Radeon Pro 5700 XT, Radeon Pro 5700, Radeon Pro 5500 XT and the Radeon Pro 5300.

All of these parts are similar to the standard offering, but have tuned clock speeds. The Radeon Pro 5700 XT is the variant to focus on. It has twice the memory capacity of 16 GB GDDR6 compared to 8 GB GDDR6 on the regular variant. The memory is clocked slightly lower at 12 Gbps (vs 14 Gbps) but still offers a total bandwidth of 384 GB / s.

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AMD Radeon Pro 5000 series GPUs bring new performance and flexibility to the updated 27-inch iMac, ”said Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager of the Graphics division at AMD. “The new AMD GPUs provide the optimal combination of computing performance, energy efficiency and excellent graphics to power a wide range of applications – from consumers to professionals – where graphics are most important.

via AMD

AMD Radeon Pro 5000 graphics for Apple iMac 27-inch 2020:

Graphics CardRadeon Pro 5700 XTRadeon Pro 5700Radeon Pro 5500 XTRadeon Pro 5300
GPU architecture7nm Navi (RDNA 1st gen.)7nm Navi (RDNA 1st gen.)7nm Navi (RDNA 1st gen.)7nm Navi (RDNA 1st gen.)
Stream processors2560 SPs2304 SPs1536 SPs1280 SPs
TMUs / ROPs160/64144/6496/6480/64
Peak clock1499 MHz1350 MHz1757 MHz1650 MHz
Computing power7.6 TFLOPs6.2 TFLOPs5.3 TFLOPs4.2 TFLOPs
VRAM16 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR68 GB GDDR64 GB GDDR6
Bus interface256 bits256 bits128-bit128-bit
Bandwidth384 GB / s384 GB / s224 GB / s224 GB / s
TBPTBDTBDTBDTBD

According to Apple, AMD’s Radeon Pro 5000 graphics lineup delivers significant GPU performance improvements over the last-generation Vega offering. Reportedly, the Radeon Pro 5700 XT offers up to 55% better performance than the Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics, which is impressive. Below are the performance statistics for reference:

  • Up to 55 percent faster playback in Maxon Cinema 4D ProRender.
  • Up to 50 percent faster demo fly-through in Unity Editor.
  • Up to 45 percent faster performance in Total War: Three Kingdoms.
  • Up to 30 percent faster timeline rendering in Final Cut Pro X.

The new Apple iMac starts at $ 1799 US that’s the price for the base variant configured with a 6-core, Intel Core i5 CPU and AMD’s Radeon Pro 5300 graphics. The full specified variant with the AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT, 10 core Intel Core i9 CPU, 128 GB DDR4-3200 MHz memory and 8 TB SSD capacity would cost you $ 8299.00 US..

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