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Posted · Original PosterOP

Despite its "pro" marketing, the iMac Pro still has a Vega 56 inside - Can it possibly hope to drive that beautiful 5K display? And can we do better?

 

 

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real question does Res matter more than sweet FPS ?


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It still needs RGB.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Streetguru said:

Did you guys try installing windows and running crossfire with an external GPU? I assume it would be horrible if it even works at all.

It didn't really give us the option, though I'm sure it's possible to make it work.


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but can it run ac:o?


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On 3/12/2018 at 3:40 PM, arychj said:

What keyboard do they have paired with the mac in this video?

That'd be the Logitech Craft keyboard - https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/craft?crid=27

 

Unless you mean the one without the knob, which is the space grey variant of the magic keyboard, only available with the iMac Pro... for now. - Update: Now available for regular sale.

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I never noticed the imac mouses, but them 800 dollar chairs I sure do notice. The meshy ones, yeah, professional look.


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Again £800 chairs with no fucking RGB or cup holders.


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Im crossing my fingers for Apple to take the upcoming "modular" Mac Pro back to the Days of the PowerMac G5. 

 


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Asus already did a guide on how to game on a Mac.

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Great video Linus. I kinda feel like you need a backsplash or something though in your kitchen, something not glossy so it doesn't interfere with your filming. 

 

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5 minutes ago, NewWestDave said:

Great video Linus. I kinda feel like you need a backsplash or something though in your kitchen, something not glossy so it doesn't interfere with your filming. 

 

If you didn't already watch the vacuum video, those are all just sets for B-roll and presentation, the sink doesn't even work.


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Heat extraction issues on an Apple product??? (Gasp)(Shock)(Horror)

 

Maybe one day when the ambient temperature in Cupertino reaches 40C the rest of the world will get a better iMac Pro.

 

And until then, I am happy with my five radiator custom water-cooled setup that can run full tilt at 40C ambient with just a 15C delta. Because when you build something yourself to server-grade specs it not only works better than pre-built, but gives you this enormous grin on your face too :D:D:D

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i was thinking about the lack of a target display mode offhand (not sure if it's addressed in this video; haven't watched it yet). what does one do to stream a second desktop to an iMac over LAN? and how would the latency be like

 

EDIT: oh nice the video covered Steam streaming

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You guys need to show benchmark results differently, or just for longer. Look at 4:18. It's a confusing mess and it's on screen for 3 seconds. It's impossible at a glance to see what's what, and which bits are important. Viewers have no chance to interpret, unless pausing the video. Plus all benchmarks look the same, there are no visual cues as to what game is being tested, whether a card is AMD or Nvidia. Having to read all the information in the slides is slow. Game-icons/thumbnails, game-specific backgrounds, and red/green colouring or an apple logo or something would help in distinguishing objects from each other

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I just wish people would let apple die already. They aren't exactly innovative anymore seems Steve Jobs passed away... and they weren't for a decent while before that as well.

 

We need a test of the equivalent hardware running in a linux environment. Then you will see that there is no reason for IOS. We can toss it out, buy any hardware we want and run a free OS like Ubuntu for a very similar experience.

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