Apple’s iMac Pro is the most powerful desktop computer Apple has ever created — well, at least until the launch of the all-new Mac Pro later this year.
And even though it looks like any other new iMac (save for that sweet Space Gray color), a teardown from iFixit reveals that it’s quite different on the inside.
The first thing that stands out is cooling. The new iMac Pro has a very large, dual-fan cooler and a rear ventilator which iFixit claims offers an 80% increase in cooling capacity. On top of this, a large heatsink helps cool the GPU and the CPU. Given that the iMac Pro has top-notch components crammed in a tight space, the cooling improvements are very welcome, especially for professionals who’ll throw hard tasks at this machine for extended periods of time.
Unfortunately, the iMac Pro is still not very repair-friendly. The RAM chips used are common and can be obtained on the market, and the CPU is theoretically upgradable as well, but none of the components are very easy to access.
Other tidbits of note in the iMac Pro are Apple’s new T2 chip and the much-improved stereo speakers whose casings occupy a surprisingly large chunk of the device.
Check out the full teardown here.