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iMac Pro: 1 Week Impressions!

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iMac Pro has been in the house for a week - this has been my experience so far! TwelveSouth Hi Rise Pro: https://www.twelvesouth.com/product/hirise-pro-for-imac John's iMac Pro Setup: http://youtu.be/Wl7V4LwkfQE iMac Pro: https://www.apple.com/imac-pro/ Video Gear I use: http://kit.com/MKBHD/video-gear#recommendation17959 Intro Track: Turn Around by Alltta ~ http://twitter.com/MKBHD http://snapchat.com/add/MKBHD http://google.com/+MarquesBrownlee http://instagram.com/MKBHD http://facebook.com/MKBHD iMac Pro Provided by Apple for video/review.
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Marques Brownlee (4 months ago)
Do you know how hard it is to have this thing sitting on my desk for a week and not show it? 🤓
Dinopolese Sharkosaur (26 days ago)
Probably AS HARD as you get when looking at it
Ariana Reardon (1 month ago)
is it good for porn and shit? can u tell me the best home porn set up I want to watch some porn but feel like I'm in IMAX Thanks
John R (2 months ago)
I am curious what NAS you are using. Any chance of that desk review? NAS Reviews?
Bess Thiss (2 months ago)
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Would this be enough for my 720p video edits or should I go for something faster?
Snail Workstudio (5 days ago)
Like this one, but I want to see if they will use i9 in the next update.
Charles Alden (11 days ago)
The iMac Pro is an absolute waste of money. The Intel Xeon W chips are nothing but i9 chips with a Xeon sticker thrown on top. Sure, they support ECC memory but there is nothing your average iMac Pro user would need to ever use it. As in, leaving your iMac Pro on for days on end rendering complex models, in which the Vega 64 do to it's low memory size wouldn't even support, just isn't something they would do. If they did, well, it would be a stupid move as they'll eventually ruin their hardware as the iMac Pro simply wasn't built for such things. The best thing you can do now, is to just buy an i9 18 core system, add in 64GB of RAM, a real workstation class GPU like a AMD WX 7100/9100, fantastic cards for OSX and Final Cut Pro, than using the up to 3 to 4 grand you saved by doing this, buy another PC/laptop for gaming. The worst bang for your money though is the entry level iMac Pro. You actually get much faster performance by using a 8700K over clocked to 5GHz, like 25 percent faster, especially in Final Cut as it's not really a multi CPU optimized program, over 6 cores. Not just that but you can built a Hackintosh based on the 8700K or Ryzen 1800X with 64GB RAM, Radeon Pro, Frontier, WX 7100 2x 1TB Samsung SSD's, water-cooling, with a 14bit Pro 32" Monitor, for a grand less. I know because I'm using one right now, based on a NZXT case, ASRock, mini-ITX Mobo, i9 18 Core, Radeon Pro Duo with a new WX9100 on the way, 1TB 960, 6TB SATA. Though this system costs a lot more, it was still a lot less than the iMac Pro 10 core and wipes the floor with it, even the 18 core iMac Pro. The Radeon Pro DUO by the way is still a really good card for a Mac, especially at only $700. I have the 32GB version. Which is a hundred more. Really, in Final Cut its actually faster than the Vega when editing 6K or 8K video do to the more RAM. I'm also currently building another one with a Ryzen 7 1800X and a AMD WX7100, 32GB RAM for my friend, so far it annihilates the 8 core iMac Pro in almost every benchmark, except Final Cut as it uses Intel on!y tech for extra performance , though he uses Adobe Premiere so it doesn't matter and for that it is faster. Price, $2800.
II TRG II (12 days ago)
I feel like 128 gigs of RAM is really unnecessary. Yes, fcpx and photoshop and after effects do take up some RAM, but I don’t think it’ll use up 128 gigs. 32 gigs is already used by very few people, 64 gigs is absurd, and 128 gigs is just plain unnecessary.
MLG WOLF TRIX (15 days ago)
Woah I want that
Daniel Pinilla (17 days ago)
Why doesn't Apple change the goddamn mouse. xD It sucks so much.
Nour Says (17 days ago)
But can it run minecraft
Buy iMac Pro or a car...? Hmmm
Antoine Yetts (23 days ago)
Im not paying $10,000 just because its mac period...I'd rater buy my shxt for half on pc and i have a iMac if you could at least configure your own mac as needed it would kill the game...there are things i don't need in the iMac pro but also things i wouldn't mind having so yeah
Truth Finder (24 days ago)
what a wast of money if you cant get inside it to work on it if you had to
Tor Marquis (26 days ago)
My only question is: how does  Bootcamp run with Autodesk software ?
Himanshu Swt (1 month ago)
I seriously dont get it. Why do game developers or more software developers dont release their games and softwares for mac os??? I mean these imacs are beasts. Even the base model will be able to handle all the games out right now without any lag if the game developers develop their games for macs. I mean do Apple not give permission to any game developers to release their games for mac os. I mean seriously, apple could sell millions more pieces of imacs n macbooks if games n more softwares are released for macs
Márk Végh (1 month ago)
How come you have not talked about your Guinness World Record achievement? 😱
Church Johnson (1 month ago)
Hey, are you selling your old mac pro?
Church Johnson (1 month ago)
Love this video
Baylen (1 month ago)
I appreciate that apple actually spends time make pro software like final cut and logic while Microsoft is making bloatware like paint 3D and whatever new gimicky video editor they made.
Mukesh chopra (1 month ago)
Loved your post credit scene Rip
Houd Azhar (1 month ago)
Honestly, I love your reviews but the fact that your intro music is nausea bothers me.
matrixlone (1 month ago)
Apple pencil work on this?
BABAK KOSARI (1 month ago)
Hello Marques. I have been watching many videos about the new imac pro. Lots of render times compared with other systems. Looks promising, BUT I am wondering if any of the test were done using EXTERNAL RAIDs, such as the Pegasus on your desk. It is true that the internal SSD of the imac pro is fast, but 4K and 8K files tend to need significantly more space than even the 4TB SSD. On top of that, who really wants to use there operating system Drive as a scratch disc? If you have any information on the performance of this computer using real world situations and external RAID systems, I would highly appreciate that. I have switched to a Z840 with dual Xeon 12 Core, 128G RAM and Quadro P5000. I have installed internal SSD RAID for scratch, which gives me 2800 MB/s write and 2900 MB/s read on BM Disk Speed Check. Do you think I would benefit by switching back to mac with imac pro?
Ян Колбунов (1 month ago)
Where Wallpaper?????????????
mechaart (1 month ago)
$13,000.00 best imac pro $6,000.00 best pc with extras fairly priced????? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Beaver Creek (1 month ago)
Is it similar in performance in real life to the Mac Pro 2013 trashcan model. Thanks!
Charles Moman (1 month ago)
What plugin were you using when showing the ports on the back of the iMac?
Darron Brown (1 month ago)
How did you already use up 1.2 TB!?
siloPIRATE (1 month ago)
But can it run Crysis?
Xi Le (1 month ago)
If we want 2 TB SSD instead of 1 TB SSD for iMac Pro 5K, Apple charges us *$800 more for 1 more TB SSD.*
Luke BS (1 month ago)
wallpaper?
LAKSHMI SURESH (1 month ago)
Can you give me
logoster (1 month ago)
"Not upgradable with no way to get in" Really? looked like linustechtips and detroitborg both got in their imac pro's just fine without issues
Brian Coville (1 month ago)
I wonder dust is going to be an issue can't open it up clean it out.
Glitch Modulator (1 month ago)
could this finally be the Apple Computer that can handle games?
Heather Goodson (1 month ago)
What camera do you have sitting on your desk is that the Sony alpha?
Christian Larsen (1 month ago)
who needs that much ram?
J.D. Hague (1 month ago)
So no Team Red and thus no Threadripper option. Too bad.
Tego Luv (1 month ago)
Def interested in seeing your tour
Juan Vargas (1 month ago)
Did you name it Black Panther?
Juan Vargas (1 month ago)
Socrisp.
Timothy Lalli (1 month ago)
What is the program to the left of Spotify in the dock?  Crispy video as usual Marques :)
Calvin Nguyen (1 month ago)
holy shit that's a lot of ram
Maksymilian Tomaszewski (2 months ago)
It is not iMac Pro "poor edition"
Yash Kothari (2 months ago)
Remove that shit on which you kept that iMac
Educated Melanin (2 months ago)
Can we get an update video
Sebastian Garcia (2 months ago)
No way you can build something way better for $5k 😂😂
leokimvideo (2 months ago)
I'm fearful being black it's going to be a nightmare to keep clean. My silver one really doesn't show the dust that sucked to it because of it's thermal undercurrents. I don't like the weird box thats stuck under the screen. Yes Premiere is a nightmare with RAM, but the cost of Apple's RAM is crazy. Dare say there is no law against making a profit.
christie bowman (2 months ago)
Great Presentation
Huahua Zhang (2 months ago)
nice Hasselblad... want. iMac pro base model performance is not that impressive, writing this comment using one
MEN IN TECH (2 months ago)
Do not wear again this t shirt
Caustin 510 (2 months ago)
Marques what's a good pic for making music using fl studio and or reason? And hopefully under 500$. Thanks in advance.
Gloria Jin (2 months ago)
I spent $4416 bucks for 16gb ram, 2T ssd MacBook Pro 2017. Am I an idiot?
Adr Raz (2 months ago)
You get more from a Threadripper, for cheaper. Apple should give Threadripper and Epyc a go,
HellOWorld (2 months ago)
goddamn an apple product that has good hardware??, that must cost more than everything i've ever bought combined xD
Austin Ribin (2 months ago)
I would like to buy ur old imac ...
SWATversion3 (2 months ago)
The problem with you Youtubers when you review, is that you think that Final Cut Pro or Adobe premiere are some of the most demanding and hardware challenging softwares ever existed. It's funny, because that is all you know about.
James O'Connor (2 months ago)
"regular people"
Binyamin Fredman (2 months ago)
That ending though. Really tugging at the heart strings. RIP Mac Pro
Goaltimer (2 months ago)
I didn’t know that Apple is also providing free iMac Pros for reviewers
Karthikeyan Jayachandran (2 months ago)
I upvote MKBHD videos before watching. Is it a bad habit?
Patrik_svobodik (2 months ago)
what is the wallpaper?
epade (1 month ago)
please someone share the wallpaper
C O (2 months ago)
Your'e a damn rich boy man, congratulations for your setup!
Michael Awad (2 months ago)
Great vid plz do a setup tour
mulgamutt (2 months ago)
You can send that Dustbin Pro over to me, I'd be happy to take it!  :)
JustPure (2 months ago)
Damn that thing looks badass
The game Creature (2 months ago)
hey marques has anyone ever told you that you have a very soothing voice
K Murali (2 months ago)
Can you tell the specifications of your Mac??
Inwe David (2 months ago)
Just a remarq for the equivalent PC price, I am a Un switcher who get back to PC and I got a xeon 6 core with DDR4 capable of 128gb of RAM (I don't have money to buy it), a 1080 equivalent to the vega 56 in performance and price, 2 older quatro 4000 card in it for more calculation power, a NVME SSD as fast as the latest Apple SSD (3.2gb/d) and this for around 1500€ I also have inside 3x 4To HDD for storage, a hotplug drive bay to have HDD used as floppy disk (30€). I use the classic 27" 144 point screen , a 5k screen cost 1000€ and is fully usable in 5K mode by windows (not a 4 to 1 extrapolation) My CPU and RAM and all is upgradable for a very low price, I can add up to 3 graphic card into and the calculation I do on the GPU are deeply faster than the CPU. My machine is now one year old. I do not say it is a bad machine at all but question of price it is at least the double of the price of an equivalent PC without its flexibility.
loudy mc (2 months ago)
wast of money, apple taking everyone money and keep been more money hunger... apple has alot of money, they should every 7 years... make one year 15% price less to keep the money in our pocket so we can continue purchasing apple products!! if you agree with my opinion... step on like thumb
IronLover 64 (2 months ago)
loudy mc Try building a computer with similar specs and give me the price
Tony Ko (2 months ago)
what is a box under imac?
Mike P (2 months ago)
I really like the outside design. But airflow management with these has to be awful compared to a custom desktop PC case. I am also curious how big of a fan the CPU has on it. I thought these had like an 18-core Xeon in them or something. That's got to generate tons of heat. Again, custom PC case with more space will allow larger fan or liquid cooling set up. The $5000 price tag also pushes me away from it.
Buyun Zhao (2 months ago)
casual all black Hasselblad
Js Walks (2 months ago)
IMO, I’d wait for a more modular design as this is what pro users often expect because of their diversity of work (outboard equipment required etc.). I’m sure this iMac is a ‘capable’ machine but it’s very design could make it a somewhat high risk investment for a working editor/creator. I’d say the iMac Pro could be useful for some pros’s just not all.
samuel cleveland (2 months ago)
what on earth do u need 128 gigs of ram for?
wtf bich (2 months ago)
Nobody buying that for 10000 only apple ass licks with too much money
Kommo- O (2 months ago)
You could pretty much stop after the price tag. Apple has reached ludicrous speed - passing plaid at the speed of light. 5000. It’s lame. What it really says - I am a flag for idiots. That’s so much more expensive than the best pc you could build.
Juan Echevarria (3 months ago)
it's ridiculous that the best one costs $13k. 128gb is insane though. I'm happy with 16gb lol.
Pavan Yarasuri (3 months ago)
Now that you are planning to discard the old iMac, why don't you plan a giveaway to...may be the best comment for this video :P
Alexander Aulenbach (3 months ago)
Where can we download that red wallpaper?
gosh teddy (3 months ago)
Useless for data miners , radeon can't run CUDA.
Solo-Rift-Guy (3 months ago)
max settings and upgrades on imacpro ... 14k ahaaahahaahahha apple plz
simon gentry (3 months ago)
yeah but $15k? that’s a huge slap in the face for ‘creatives’ show me a pc 10 core 128gb version - it’s stupid.
Solo-Rift-Guy (3 months ago)
Marques you could send me the trashcan mac ! i will highrly recive him and use as my gf with 2 much love !
MaKaVeLi 087© (3 months ago)
This dude knows how to match colors - That office looks dope af. Can anyone tell me why I see so many people "hiding" their mac's Serial number in system info? Do people steal AppleCare Warranties or something? lol
Scott Free (3 months ago)
Those Bezels tho... Apple is blah now
Scarface27 (3 months ago)
128 GB RAM is overkill for me
fermentado27 (3 months ago)
would you gift me that obsolete 2013 mac pro?
Giancarlo R (3 months ago)
Its over 13,000 bucks for a fully upgraded iMac pro. This is absolutely ridiculous! You can build a better machine for 3000 bucks max.
Rasheed Okaily (3 months ago)
I see a PC VS MAC war coming 😂🏃
lilmoris1 (3 months ago)
Amazing specs, now it needs Windows or Linux to replace the shit Apple software!
Mark Jones (3 months ago)
Nearly $10,000 for not upgradable computer, crazy for most people, go PC
Producciones Axarmedios (3 months ago)
Great video friends. We have been with the iMac Pro for a few days and we are delighted with its power. Let's see what happens in a few months. A greeting ;)
ozzyleo (3 months ago)
Anyone have the link to that wallpaper?
Narx Filmz (3 months ago)
dammm love apple !!!!! needs that
Kingsley's Tech Channel (3 months ago)
Loved the editing for this video!
YouMissed ME (3 months ago)
But can it run Minecraft tho .......
Kozig Fam (3 months ago)
Wow so cheap at only $5,000. I could probably build this for only $2,000 or even lower. Edit: Looking at the specs... I actually can’t build his because basically all of these parts are not for sale.
Andrew B (3 months ago)
You know it’s a good computer, but I️ can build a better one for gaming and editing with an i9 for around 7500
atimholt (3 months ago)
Don’t know why I watched this, I’m a Microsoft hardware guy. Even owned the Zune. But in all seriousness, yes this is a very nice machine.
Raphael Miller (3 months ago)
I sthis the type of machine that were going to see from apple from now on?
Ruto Korir (3 months ago)
Just came here from watching other tech videos and DAYUMMM.........MKBHD's video and audio quality is just bomb.

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