In addition to refreshing the consumer iMac line this morning with a 2x faster performance via up to six-core Intel Core i9 CPU options and new GPU upgrades (Vega 20 for 21.5-inch models and Vega 48 for 27-inch models), Apple just added some fresh new RAM and GPU options to its iMac Pro all-in-one, which launched in December 2017.

The Buy iMac Pro page now offers the following new upgrades:

  • 256GB of 2,666MHz DDR4 ECC RAM: $5,200
  • Radeon Pro Vega 64X with 16GB of HBM2 VRAM: $700

Both upgrades are available as configure-to-order options that increase the $4,999 baseline model’s price. Other configure-to-order options have remained the same as before.

According to MacRumors, some iMac Pro upgrade options are now cheaper than before:

As examples, 64GB of RAM dropped from $800 to $400, 128GB of RAM dropped from $2,400 to $2,000, Radeon Vega Pro 64 graphics dropped from $600 to $550, and 4TB SSD storage dropped from $2,800 to $2,400 in the United States. 

I can stomach that Radeon Pro Vega 64X GPU upgrade because it’s only $700 for such a high-end GPU. Besides, the GPU comes with sixteen gigabytes of its own high-speed onboard memory. Maxing out the RAM, however, basically doubles the total price of your computer.

But then again, iMac Pro isn’t for everyone.

Today’s updates came ahead of Apple‚Äôs¬†services-focused March 25 event¬†and just a day after it unveiled a¬†third-generation iPad Air¬†with a 10.5-inch display and a¬†fifth-generation iPad mini, both with the latest A12 Bionic processor and¬†support for the first-generation Apple Pencil.

Thoughts?