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Topic: Current Hardware

Asus XG Station Pro Thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosure has slim form factor, external power supply

01/08/2018, 09:01 am

Asus has abandoned large enclosures for it's latest Thunderbolt 3 external GPU expansion case, with the new XG Station Pro separating the power supply's bulk and heat from the enclosure.

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Watch: 5K gaming on an iMac Pro

01/06/2018, 02:01 pm

With a Vega 56 GPU, Apple's iMac Pro is well equipped to handle professional imaging tasks from high-resolution video editing to batch RAW photo processing. That power can also be applied to recreational activities like gaming, as we discovered in this video.

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December Apple updates fixed 'Meltdown' & 'Spectre' vulnerabilities on older Macs [u]

01/05/2018, 11:01 am

Updates released in early December should already have dealt with "Meltdown" and "Spectre" vulnerabilities on older Intel Macs, according to Apple's release notes -- but a late Friday retraction of the claim has shed some doubt on the situation.

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T2 chip in iMac Pro & 2018 MacBook Pro controls boot, security functions previously managed by CPU

01/04/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple's new T2 chip in the iMac Pro and 2018 MacBook Pro is far more than a refinement of the family of sub-processors that launched in the 2016 MacBook Pro, with expanded responsibility encompassing FaceTime camera image quality, drive security, and total control over the boot process.

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Intel claims CPU security flaw not unique to its chips, implies ARM and AMD chips could be affected [u]

01/03/2018, 04:01 pm

Intel has responded to reports of a wide-reaching kernel memory security issue, saying that it is an industry-wide issue, and not specific to Intel -- but the company fails to quantify specifically what it is doing to solve the problem.

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Apple has already partially implemented fix in macOS for 'KPTI' Intel CPU security flaw

01/03/2018, 02:01 pm

After a public disclosure of a security flaw with nearly every Intel processor produced for the last 15 years, concern grew that a fix may take up to 30 percent of the processing power away from a system. But Apple appears to have at least partially fixed the problem with December's macOS 10.13.2 -- and more fixes appear to be coming in 10.13.3.

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Intel chip kernel flaw requires OS-level fix that could impact macOS performance, report says

01/02/2018, 09:01 pm

A newly discovered silicon-level flaw in Intel's chip designs is forcing operating system manufacturers to update kernels and other software components to rectify the issue, changes that will reportedly result in performance slowdowns of up to 30 percent.

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Mystery Apple chip discovered in iMac Pro teardown not A10 Fusion coprocessor [u]

01/02/2018, 05:01 pm

A careful disassembly of the new iMac Pro has found another Apple-made chip in addition to the new T2, though close inspection of the silicon reveals it is not the A10 Fusion coprocessor some expected would be included in the powerful all-in-one.

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iMac Pro video review: Putting Apple's $5000 desktop to the test

01/02/2018, 12:01 pm

Apple's new iMac Pro is aimed squarely at the high-end professional market, and with a $4,999 starting price, expectations for the all-in-one desktop are high. But is it worth such a sizable investment? AppleInsider gives you everything you need to know in our full video review.

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Review: Apple's powerhouse iMac Pro wows with stellar performance and design

12/31/2017, 01:12 am

Apple's new, high-end iMac Pro packs a ton of power into a svelte, all-in-one desktop machine. Its performance and style are more than enough to impress, giving professional users a much-needed workhorse option in the Mac lineup -- provided you can stomach the $5,000-and-up price tag.

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Video: Putting the iMac Pro thermals to the test

12/29/2017, 06:12 pm

Apple's new iMac Pro now uses a much more advanced dual fan cooling solution, with almost 75 percent more airflow and an 80 percent increase in system thermal capacity. AppleInsider put it to the test to see how it performs with CPU and GPU intensive tasks, and we came away with interesting results.

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iMac Pro arrives at Apple's retail stores

12/29/2017, 10:12 am

Customers who can afford its $4,999 pricetag may now be able to find the 8-core base model of the iMac Pro in some U.S. Apple stores, ready for pickup.

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iMac Pro vs. 5K iMac, speakers and FaceTime cameras compared

12/28/2017, 12:12 pm

Apple's long-awaited iMac Pro has just our doorstep, and we've been hard at work benchmarking and testing it ever since. Here, we offer a closer look at the improved speakers, as well as a comparison of the FaceTime camera.

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Teardown of Apple's iMac Pro shows RAM upgrades possible - with extreme difficulty

12/28/2017, 09:12 am

One of the first teardowns of Apple's iMac Pro shows that it is in fact possible to upgrade the RAM on the computer, though all but the most experienced people will probably want to pay a specialist.

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First look: Benchmarks put Apple's entry-level $4999 iMac Pro to the test

12/27/2017, 04:12 pm

Though it has an exclusive space gray finish and gorgeous all-in-one chassis, the new iMac Pro is all about performance. AppleInsider has put it to the test, to show just how much bang for your buck you'll get out of this 5 grand investment.

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Video: Unboxing Apple's new iMac Pro

12/27/2017, 03:12 pm

It's here: Apple's ultra-premium $4,999 iMac Pro has begun arriving at the doorsteps of early adopters, and AppleInsider has just unboxed the brand new, professional-grade, all-in-one desktop. Take a closer look at this beast of a machine in our exclusive unboxing video.

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LG teases new Apple-compatible Thunderbolt 3 monitors including '5K UltraWide' model

12/21/2017, 09:12 am

LG is set to show off two new Thunderbolt 3 monitors at this January's Consumer Electronics Show, including the company's first 21:9 "5K UltraWide" display.

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Apple begins shipping first iMac Pro orders

12/21/2017, 08:12 am

Apple's new premium, professional grade all-in-one desktop, the iMac Pro, is now shipping to customers, though deliveries from China are not expected to arrive before Christmas.

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Apple details iMac Pro's T2 chip, which handles secure boot, system management, ISP, more

12/14/2017, 05:12 pm

Though it flew largely under the radar, Apple introduced a new custom T2 chip in iMac Pro that combines a number of system controllers into a single secure package. The company detailed what, exactly, the silicon does in an update to its iMac Pro product webpage on Thursday.

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Which iMac Pro configuration is right for you?

12/14/2017, 03:12 pm

If you've got questions about which iMac Pro to get, AppleInsider has answers in a video breaking down the specs of the machine -- and how much it's going to cost you.

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