AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

Posted June 07, 2017

Not only did Apple explicitly release a software toolkit to help its developers add AI features like image recognition to apps, but Apple itself added even more AI-like features to its own apps. The new MacBook models are just 13.1mm thick, therefore Apple said these are the "thinnest and lightest notebook" from the company.

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 United States starting Wednesday via Apple Stores. Paired with Apple's new Metal 2 engine for graphics, the new Macs are Apple's most powerful yet. Apple said the Radeon Pro Vega GPU will offer high frame rates in VR, real-time 3D rendering, and video effects production.

Apple also promised performance of up to 22 teraflops.

The new iMac Pro.

To supplement the internal hardware, it also comes with plenty of I/O ports to allow users to take advantage of all that compute power to run multiple HD displays. Apart from two thunderbolt ports, the new iMacs also get twin USB-C ports. Networking has also been sped up with 10Gb Ethernet which can increase networking speeds by tenfold. This display now offers 500 nits of brightness - which according to the company is 43 percent brighter than the outgoing model.

If you've been on the fence about getting a MacBook since 2015, this is the most powerful and fastest iteration yet.

Apple iMac 21.5-inch standard variant. The entire line is moving to the Kaby Lake architecture, with higher memory capacities of 32 GB and 64 GB.

As for prices, while the entry level, relatively more affordable 21.5-inch iMac will set you back by $1,299, you will need to pay $200 more for the 4K version of the model in the same screen size. The MacBook Pro is roughly as heavy as the 13-inch MacBook Air, but it's still more expensive.

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 updated 13-inch MacBook Pro features Kaby Lake processors up to 3.5GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.0GHz, and the 15-inch MacBook Pro goes up to 3.1GHz Core i7 with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz.