Apple’s New iMac Pro Gets A Graphics Chip Update With AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega

Macs are widely popular amongst creative professionals. Whether it’s because of its sleek aesthetic or its technical capabilities is a long held debate. With the introduction of AMD’s Radeon Pro Vega to the new line of iMac Pros however, it’s clear that its technical capabilities are nothing to snort at.

Fuelling Modern Creative Efforts

Three screens of iMac Pro showing gpu capabilities

The Radeon Pro Vega graphics card features AMD’s cutting edge GPU architecture. It’s purpose-built to handle big data sets, and a diverse range of computational workloads. With its tremendous computing power, it can speed up professional applications where high performance is paramount. The Pro Vega has got you covered, whether you’re rendering video effects or visualising complex simulations.

With the Radeon Pro Vega graphics card, the iMac Pro is poised to deliver best-in-class workstation graphics to enhance workflows for today’s professionals and creators. From photographers to video editors to 3D animators and engineers, everyone gets a slice of the improved cake.

Revolutionary Memory Engine

Side view of new iMac Pro

The Radeon Pro Vega graphics card employs cutting-edge 2048-bit HBM2 memory to deliver blazingly fast memory bandwidth. It can go up to 400GB/s, enabling seamless performance at extreme resolutions in 4K and beyond.

With 16GB of high bandwidth memory, the iMac Pro delivers performance up to two times faster than any previous iMac GPU, and up to three times faster than the Mac Pro GPU. This also translates to higher frame rates for VR, real-time 3D rendering, and gameplay at maximum settings.

An Enhanced And Optimized Engine

front view of new iMac Pro

The “Vega” architecture is designed to tackle the ever-increasing demand for more complex and detailed 3D graphics with an efficient new geometry engine. It combines the brute force of dedicated parallel processing pipelines with intelligent load balancing. And to help, it also uses new fast paths to deliver a major step forward in polygon throughput.

Other than a geometry engine, the Radeon Pro Vega also features an enhanced pixel engine. It addresses the challenges that come with the rising pixel counts in display and image-capture technologies. A new rasterizer, smart caching, and shade-once technology are but just some of the enhancements.

Find out more about the Radeon Pro Vega here, and about the new iMac here.