iMac Pro: 1 Week Impressions!

  • Published on Dec 12, 2017
  • iMac Pro has been in the house for a week - this has been my experience so far!
    TwelveSouth Hi Rise Pro:
    John's iMac Pro Setup:
    iMac Pro:
    Video Gear I use:
    Intro Track: Turn Around by Alltta
    iMac Pro Provided by Apple for video/review.
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Comments • 8 633

  • Amonny
    Amonny 7 days ago

    Thermal throttling guaranteed at high loads.

  • Julien Lindauer
    Julien Lindauer Month ago

    The product is good. But it’s the price which is a heresy.

  • Dimitris Theo
    Dimitris Theo 2 months ago

    7:06 😂

  • Conure ツ
    Conure ツ 3 months ago

    What are those headphones in the background

  • קארטיוב
    קארטיוב 3 months ago

    I can understand non upgradable laptops, but non upgradable desktop is unforgivable. They should have added a door to add RAM and even to add an m.2 SSD. Seen the iMac pro, tells me I have nothing to wait for 2019 iMac.

  • Michael Ziegler
    Michael Ziegler 3 months ago

    Can you share the wallpaper ? @marques brownlee

  • TECH
    TECH 3 months ago

    Wow. 6:55

  • abc
    abc 4 months ago

    I warn everyone ...think twice before buying IMAC. Indeed it has GREAT sound & great display, etc but VERY VERY SLOW...I work with Adobe and every operation is a wait and wait and wait... of course for better performance I should go to the Authorised APPLE shop ---but I just bought it one year ago and I do not want pay nothing extra. Seems like Apple is concentrated mostly on squeezing every possible money from its customer. For 3D Graphic, animation - forget about Apple. I miss my old PC - fast and stable : / Nobody needs this TOYS anymore - I want iMAC to just work properly and efficiently. Is that that much ?!

  • Steven Peeters
    Steven Peeters 4 months ago

    So, for a non-professional youtuber: 64GB RAM and 16GB graphics. But 10-core or 18-core? Still not sure which one is the better investment. (using Davinci resolve now, but contemplating switching over to FCPX). Any advice?

  • Antonio Galati
    Antonio Galati 4 months ago

    Can I have the old Mac Pro now, you know, for school?

  • Chris Thomas
    Chris Thomas 4 months ago

    The non aligned wall tiles do my head in

  • Denhef Digital
    Denhef Digital 4 months ago

    Hey Marques how is the HDD Setup you use? Do you edit 4k video directly from that unit?

  • cesar d leon
    cesar d leon 5 months ago

    Watching on my 2011 MacBook pro =,(

  • Dustbin Saves you
    Dustbin Saves you 5 months ago

    iMac Pro drop test?

  • Dustbin Saves you
    Dustbin Saves you 5 months ago

    What kind of Pro machine? An apple machine

    NOT HACKERS AT 221B 5 months ago

    I have the same wallpaper as you

  • Jainam Bhavsar
    Jainam Bhavsar 6 months ago

    128gb ram, dude that's the rom of my macbook air

  • Matthew Ensmann
    Matthew Ensmann 6 months ago

    Are those Hd800s I see there?

  • Victor Aghaebita
    Victor Aghaebita 7 months ago

    please sthu

  • Victor Aghaebita
    Victor Aghaebita 7 months ago

    samsung Dex is the future 😝🤑🤑😂

  • Mark Boutros
    Mark Boutros 7 months ago

    Can I buy your old Mac Pro trashcan?

  • Rolf Berge
    Rolf Berge 7 months ago

    What about dust?

  • calvan candy
    calvan candy 8 months ago

    How long does it take to load games? 🤣

  • MarchOf TheLorex
    MarchOf TheLorex 8 months ago

    If you are a professional you already know whether this will pay for itself, if you are not you buy it because you can afford it. Not either of those two categories, why worry about it?

  • Amanjot Gill
    Amanjot Gill 8 months ago

    Do we expect IMac 2018?

  • MarmoFilms
    MarmoFilms 8 months ago

    With the mx master 2S mouse. Did you experience any lag with the iMac pro. Don’t want to use the dongle but can’t get Bluetooth on the mouse to stay connected

  • Epic Angel Gaming
    Epic Angel Gaming 8 months ago

    Ok good good but what if something breaks have with them wanting 1k bucks to fix lol

  • Firedazzer Intern
    Firedazzer Intern 9 months ago

    This dude is kinda cute. Yea, okay. I know its off topic, just saying. The review is constructive though. Thanks!

    ARYAND 10 months ago

    He dosent need an iMacPro to edit his videos, his editing is very normal, waste of money

    • ruds delosreyes
      ruds delosreyes 9 months ago +1

      Well, it's an Apple product so gotta do that "review" and all...

  • One Belarusian Guy
    One Belarusian Guy 10 months ago

    Чёрный ютубер... теперь я видел всё.

  • Everybodies
    Everybodies 10 months ago

    great video man. nice mac :)

  • Gabriele Grieci
    Gabriele Grieci 10 months ago


  • Maneesha Pradeep
    Maneesha Pradeep 11 months ago

    What a ram 128, it must be monster

  • νικος γιώργος

    Would this be enough for my 720p video edits or should I go for something faster?

  • Snail Workstudio
    Snail Workstudio 11 months ago

    Like this one, but I want to see if they will use i9 in the next update.

    • Robert Nicholls
      Robert Nicholls 9 months ago

      It's thirteen grand maxed out though. You can get the same speed and power for 1/3 the cost but if you have that to spend for this beast, go for it.

  • Charles Alden
    Charles Alden 11 months 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.

  • TRG
    TRG 11 months 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 11 months ago

    Woah I want that

  • Daniel Pinilla
    Daniel Pinilla 11 months ago

    Why doesn't Apple change the goddamn mouse. xD It sucks so much.

  • nour lol
    nour lol 11 months ago

    But can it run minecraft

  • Victor José Luis Valencia Ambriz

    Buy iMac Pro or a car...? Hmmm

  • Ay Toine
    Ay Toine 11 months 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
    Truth Finder Year ago

    what a wast of money if you cant get inside it to work on it if you had to

  • Tor Marquis
    Tor Marquis Year ago

    My only question is: how does Bootcamp run with Autodesk software ?

  • Himanshu Swt
    Himanshu Swt Year 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
    Márk Végh Year ago

    How come you have not talked about your Guinness World Record achievement? 😱

  • Church Johnson
    Church Johnson Year ago

    Hey, are you selling your old mac pro?

  • Church Johnson
    Church Johnson Year ago

    Love this video

  • Mukesh chopra
    Mukesh chopra Year ago

    Loved your post credit scene

  • Houd Azhar
    Houd Azhar Year ago

    Honestly, I love your reviews but the fact that your intro music is nausea bothers me.

  • matrixlone
    matrixlone Year ago

    Apple pencil work on this?

    BABAK KOSARI Year 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?

  • supernike
    supernike Year ago +1

    Where Wallpaper?????????????

  • mechaart
    mechaart Year ago +3

    $13,000.00 best imac pro
    $6,000.00 best pc with extras
    fairly priced?????

  • Beaver Creek
    Beaver Creek Year ago

    Is it similar in performance in real life to the Mac Pro 2013 trashcan model. Thanks!

  • Charles Moman
    Charles Moman Year ago

    What plugin were you using when showing the ports on the back of the iMac?

  • Darron Brown
    Darron Brown Year ago

    How did you already use up 1.2 TB!?

  • siloPIRATE
    siloPIRATE Year ago

    But can it run Crysis?

  • Xi Le
    Xi Le Year ago +1

    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
    Luke BS Year ago



    Can you give me

  • Brian Coville
    Brian Coville Year ago

    I wonder dust is going to be an issue can't open it up clean it out.

  • Glitch Modulator
    Glitch Modulator Year ago

    could this finally be the Apple Computer that can handle games?

  • Heather Goodson
    Heather Goodson Year ago

    What camera do you have sitting on your desk is that the Sony alpha?

  • Batista 1776
    Batista 1776 Year ago

    who needs that much ram?

  • J.D. Hague
    J.D. Hague Year ago

    So no Team Red and thus no Threadripper option. Too bad.

  • Tego Luv
    Tego Luv Year ago

    Def interested in seeing your tour

  • Juan Vargas
    Juan Vargas Year ago

    Did you name it Black Panther?

  • Juan Vargas
    Juan Vargas Year ago


  • Timothy Lalli
    Timothy Lalli Year ago

    What is the program to the left of Spotify in the dock?
    Crispy video as usual Marques :)

  • Calvin Nguyen
    Calvin Nguyen Year ago

    holy shit that's a lot of ram

  • Max Tom
    Max Tom Year ago

    It is not iMac Pro "poor edition"

  • Yash Kothari
    Yash Kothari Year ago

    Remove that shit on which you kept that iMac

  • Educated Melanin
    Educated Melanin Year ago

    Can we get an update video

  • Sebastian Garcia
    Sebastian Garcia Year ago

    No way you can build something way better for $5k 😂😂

  • leokimvideo
    leokimvideo Year ago +3

    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
    christie bowman Year ago

    Great Presentation

  • Huahua Zhang
    Huahua Zhang Year ago

    nice Hasselblad... want. iMac pro base model performance is not that impressive, writing this comment using one

    MEN IN TECH Year ago

    Do not wear again this t shirt

  • Caustin 510
    Caustin 510 Year ago

    Marques what's a good pic for making music using fl studio and or reason? And hopefully under 500$. Thanks in advance.

  • Adr Raz
    Adr Raz Year ago

    You get more from a Threadripper, for cheaper. Apple should give Threadripper and Epyc a go,

  • HellOWorld
    HellOWorld Year ago

    goddamn an apple product that has good hardware??, that must cost more than everything i've ever bought combined xD

  • Austin Ribin
    Austin Ribin Year ago

    I would like to buy ur old imac ...

  • SWATversion3
    SWATversion3 Year ago

    The problem with you UScliprs 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
    James O'Connor Year ago

    "regular people"

  • Binyamin Fredman
    Binyamin Fredman Year ago

    That ending though. Really tugging at the heart strings. RIP Mac Pro

  • Goaltimer
    Goaltimer Year ago

    I didn’t know that Apple is also providing free iMac Pros for reviewers

  • Karthikeyan Jayachandran

    I upvote MKBHD videos before watching. Is it a bad habit?

  • Patrik_svobodik
    Patrik_svobodik Year ago +1

    what is the wallpaper?

    • epade
      epade Year ago

      please someone share the wallpaper

  • C O
    C O Year ago

    Your'e a damn rich boy man, congratulations for your setup!

  • Michael Awad
    Michael Awad Year ago

    Great vid plz do a setup tour

  • mulgamutt
    mulgamutt Year ago

    You can send that Dustbin Pro over to me, I'd be happy to take it! :)

  • JustPure
    JustPure Year ago

    Damn that thing looks badass

  • Cosmic
    Cosmic Year ago

    hey marques has anyone ever told you that you have a very soothing voice

  • K Murali
    K Murali Year ago +2

    Can you tell the specifications of your Mac??

  • Inwe David
    Inwe David Year 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
    loudy mc Year 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

    • CMP A
      CMP A Year ago

      loudy mc
      Try building a computer with similar specs and give me the price

  • Tony Ko
    Tony Ko Year ago

    what is a box under imac?

  • Buyun Zhao
    Buyun Zhao Year ago

    casual all black Hasselblad

  • Js Walks
    Js Walks Year 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.