Gaming on the iMac Pro - How bad can it be?

  • Published: 12 March 2018
  • Despite its "pro" marketing, the iMac Pro still has a Vega 56 inside - Can it possibly hope to drive that beautiful 5K display? And can we do better?
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Comments • 5 175

  • Jesan Khan
    Jesan Khan  5 giờ trước

    Fuck linus. You're kyile rees from tarminator Salvation.

    • SmaragdMaster
      SmaragdMaster  21 giờ trước

      WHO buys an iMac pro to add an external gpu 😂 i mean i dont Unterstand why this pc costs so much

      • Real Waas
        Real Waas  Ngày trước

        The hardware does not make a apple product. The software does.

        • G̸͟͞L̸͟͞I̸͟͞T̸͟͞C̸͟͞H̸͟͞ Charlie Martin

          But really credit to apple their displays are fuckng brilliant

          • josh
            josh  Ngày trước

            what kind of expensive motherboard doesn't come with onboard network card

            • Mats Fangohr
              Mats Fangohr  2 ngày trước

              And here I am with my 2011 macbook and intel hd graphics 4000....

              • Matt
                Matt  3 ngày trước

                Spend 3000 bucks get 1500 worth of technology, brilliant

                • LosFarmosCTL
                  LosFarmosCTL  20 giờ trước

                  G̸͟͞L̸͟͞I̸͟͞T̸͟͞C̸͟͞H̸͟͞ Charlie Martin yeah i actually dont know why there is no name normally youtube puts them there automatically, my bad

                  • G̸͟͞L̸͟͞I̸͟͞T̸͟͞C̸͟͞H̸͟͞ Charlie Martin

                    LosFarmosCTL well if you put names before you’re comments I will know who you’re talking to

                    • LosFarmosCTL
                      LosFarmosCTL  21 giờ trước

                      G̸͟͞L̸͟͞I̸͟͞T̸͟͞C̸͟͞H̸͟͞ Charlie Martin how did i disagree with that, i was defending the imac just like you?

                      • G̸͟͞L̸͟͞I̸͟͞T̸͟͞C̸͟͞H̸͟͞ Charlie Martin

                        LosFarmosCTL it’s not made for games the iMac Pro is made for WORK

                        • LosFarmosCTL
                          LosFarmosCTL  23 giờ trước

                          its really not, please do your calculations again and remember the 5k display, that will be around 1000$ alone...

                          • Jiminsrice
                            Jiminsrice  4 ngày trước

                            Lemme puke real quick

                            • Dawid Jandzinski
                              Dawid Jandzinski  4 ngày trước

                              Read macs backwards

                              • Leo Coia
                                Leo Coia  5 ngày trước

                                Anyone know the name of the game at 5:43?

                                • Silent Cyrus
                                  Silent Cyrus  2 ngày trước

                                  Leo Coia did you find it?

                                  • Leo Coia
                                    Leo Coia  2 ngày trước

                                    @Silent Cyrus Thanks! :)

                                    • Silent Cyrus
                                      Silent Cyrus  3 ngày trước

                                      Leo Coia Toy turbo or something :)

                                      • Jason Langevin
                                        Jason Langevin  7 ngày trước

                                        It’s called the iMac Pro. Not the gaming pro. Almost nobody buys this to game on it , ah Linus 🤦‍♂️

                                        • Bodhi Here
                                          Bodhi Here  4 ngày trước

                                          Hiii, as much as I know about laptops ik shit about these computers. I like the look of iMac pro but Im also planning to do gaming stream. So can you help me out by suggesting some. My budget is nearly 70k

                                          • birb gamer
                                            birb gamer  8 ngày trước

                                            My 1000$ monitor boosts my computer by insane amounts compared to before useing the stand.

                                            • FBI
                                              FBI  8 ngày trước

                                              *Instead of the Xeon, they could have put in a Core i9 9900k like in the 2019 iMac and then get a faster clocked version, saving the 18-Core for the last. *Instead of the Vega 56, why not start with a Titan XP and then finish off with a Titan RTX? It costs a lot to get from the Vega 56 to the 64x anyway.

                                              • The IceKing Gamer
                                                The IceKing Gamer  9 ngày trước

                                                5:48 did anyone notice that the game was *playing itself*

                                                • EZRA Weller
                                                  EZRA Weller  8 ngày trước

                                                  It was a video

                                                  • Lord V1LE
                                                    Lord V1LE  9 ngày trước

                                                    You could just run it at 1440p or 1080

                                                    • Hans Yulian
                                                      Hans Yulian  10 ngày trước

                                                      i liked this video before even watch the content

                                                      • Michael Harty
                                                        Michael Harty  11 ngày trước

                                                        hey it's a video that's been made on this channel like a bajillion times

                                                        • Bisgamer Gameplay
                                                          Bisgamer Gameplay  12 ngày trước

                                                          0:10 takes too long to open premiere pro lol

                                                          • techZoNe
                                                            techZoNe  14 ngày trước

                                                            install Linux on mac will run better

                                                            • Harsha Blaze
                                                              Harsha Blaze  21 ngày trước

                                                              bro your voice is similar to deadpool.

                                                              • Michał P.
                                                                Michał P.  24 ngày trước


                                                                • Naul Freakraler
                                                                  Naul Freakraler  26 ngày trước

                                                                  Ex is tested in all perfomance its a legendary game.

                                                                  • Timelapse - A418A
                                                                    Timelapse - A418A  27 ngày trước

                                                                    3:02 bruh 200 fps isn't enough??? Even if you can get a cheaper pc with the same performance still if you have AN iMac pro 200 fps on csgo is plenty And it's on 4k!!

                                                                    • The IceKing Gamer
                                                                      The IceKing Gamer  29 ngày trước

                                                                      me: types email to apple apple: hi yea the imac has a gtx 1060 (it doesnt in reall life) if you need mor info, call us me: calles apple apple: talks about problems and fixes them also apple: wut r u using the imac for me: gaming apple:**HANGS UP**

                                                                      • ArmanHz
                                                                        ArmanHz  29 ngày trước

                                                                        Yeah i playing roblox and fortnite on imac

                                                                        • ArmanHz
                                                                          ArmanHz  25 ngày trước

                                                                          InsaneTheReal G then your trash 🗑

                                                                          • InsaneTheReal G
                                                                            InsaneTheReal G  25 ngày trước

                                                                            I wouldn’t call that gaming.

                                                                            • frank2398
                                                                              frank2398  29 ngày trước

                                                                              Oh my god! Can you possibly make one fucking video without pushing a product line!!!! Leaving Linus. Hell, that actually sounds good. I might make a bumper stick out of that. Bye

                                                                              • Golden Derp
                                                                                Golden Derp  Tháng trước

                                                                                gotta be """inclusive"""

                                                                                • web
                                                                                  web  Tháng trước

                                                                                  I play on an iMac lol

                                                                                  • Lina Rizvi
                                                                                    Lina Rizvi  Tháng trước

                                                                                    How is the mac running on windows

                                                                                    • ShoopersTheWoopers
                                                                                      ShoopersTheWoopers  Tháng trước

                                                                                      Chassis design Help me Please The PARTS matter WHY LINUS WHY

                                                                                      • mpay thrifty
                                                                                        mpay thrifty  Tháng trước

                                                                                        Why buy mac if big mac is better?

                                                                                        • Jxshua Yuzn
                                                                                          Jxshua Yuzn  Tháng trước

                                                                                          Summary of this video: Don't buy the iMac Pro it's crap

                                                                                          • Turkofusion
                                                                                            Turkofusion  Tháng trước

                                                                                            Me: buys an iMac apple: cool we tricked another kid Me: realises terrible performance *installs windows* Apple: Oh… Really just get windows and overclock it

                                                                                            • ConspicousVaultt
                                                                                              ConspicousVaultt  Tháng trước

                                                                                              Yes, start judging me. I try to find ways to game on a Mac because I don’t have windows

                                                                                              • Devon Ava
                                                                                                Devon Ava  Tháng trước

                                                                                                My iMac works really fast the only game you can’t play is like grand theft auto and stuff just go on stream and there’s a lot of games you can play.

                                                                                                • everything in1
                                                                                                  everything in1  Tháng trước

                                                                                                  **Gets an IMac pro and only be a able to play Roblox and Minecraft**

                                                                                                  • CC YYO
                                                                                                    CC YYO  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                    Here is why you buy an iMac: -MacOS -Looks -No virus -Looks good -4K display -Exsclusive apps -Free wireless mouse and keyboard Reasons to buy a Windows PC: -Gaming

                                                                                                    • VannNightcore
                                                                                                      VannNightcore  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                      1:50 whats the difference between 8GB DDR4 and 8 GB DDR4?

                                                                                                      • Malumy
                                                                                                        Malumy  Ngày trước

                                                                                                        The space in between the 8 and the GB

                                                                                                        • GamerZ Log
                                                                                                          GamerZ Log  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                          cs-go is a Source engine game as most source engine games go, they run on any computer. Just nice to know that it's compatibility hasn't changed :D

                                                                                                          • Mint Mindy
                                                                                                            Mint Mindy  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                            Do you think the Mac Pro 2019 will have better luck?

                                                                                                            • ΛNDROID 17
                                                                                                              ΛNDROID 17  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                              @Mint Mindy still fools will buy that shit

                                                                                                              • Mint Mindy
                                                                                                                Mint Mindy  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                @ΛNDROID 17 LOL ikr. and the crowd reaction to it was HILARIOUS!

                                                                                                                • ΛNDROID 17
                                                                                                                  ΛNDROID 17  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                  999$ monitor stand!! Have a good day

                                                                                                                  • CaculusSanctum
                                                                                                                    CaculusSanctum  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                    This is the brand that launched the first dual core what has happned

                                                                                                                    • BoHjalmarGames
                                                                                                                      BoHjalmarGames  Tháng trước

                                                                                                                      They still sell dual cores in $1500 laptops

                                                                                                                      • theloniousMac
                                                                                                                        theloniousMac  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                        I moaned so loud when you stopped and didn’t go to a better eGPU, then I saw how old this video is.

                                                                                                                        • ji ribu
                                                                                                                          ji ribu  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                          cooling and power consumtion

                                                                                                                          • ChaPow
                                                                                                                            ChaPow  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                            You have committed crimes against skyrim and her people what say you in your defence

                                                                                                                            • RadiantNoob
                                                                                                                              RadiantNoob  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                              what if you add liquid cooling and a Rtx 2080ti to iMac pro

                                                                                                                              • Ondiek Owaga
                                                                                                                                Ondiek Owaga  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                so why even bother buying an imac?

                                                                                                                                • R. KARTHI
                                                                                                                                  R. KARTHI  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                  How much price

                                                                                                                                  • dogunit100
                                                                                                                                    dogunit100  3 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                    Thermaltake nice if you're angry while gaming you could smash your face right on the glass for stress relief...

                                                                                                                                    • Autumn Brown
                                                                                                                                      Autumn Brown  3 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                      I bought the iMac 27-inch for what I’m going to do, which is photoshop, animation, cgi, etc and apple is good for that, but I also play CSGO in esports at my school. When school is out I want to continue playing so but I don’t have the money to get a pc or monitor, so I use what I got. Now at our school we only have iMacs. Everything’s apple. So, we play csgo on them and the experience is phenomenal. No lags, no frame drops, nothing. But those computers are connected to an Ethernet, so I’m roughly confused. Csgo on my iMac for me hasn’t been too bad. I do have the occasional frame drops and lags but it is what it is. I’ve invested in an Ethernet cord and honestly, it makes the experience worse. I get 44 ms on discord and my frames drop heavily and the game get laggy real bad. But when I disconnect from the Ethernet and connect to the WiFi, it seems to work a bit better. I still have frame drops but not as bad as with the Ethernet. But I’m gonna invest more of my time in trying to figure out how to perform better on my iMac while saving money for a pc and monitor. If anyone has any ideas of how to help me figuring how to perform Csgo better on my iMac, please let me know lol

                                                                                                                                      • KodyXXVll
                                                                                                                                        KodyXXVll  3 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                        People who like apple computers are like religions people. They have literally no evidence or proof for why they like what they do, they just do.

                                                                                                                                        • Noctum
                                                                                                                                          Noctum  3 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                          I used to game on a 9yo Mac in Australia..

                                                                                                                                          • RadiantNoob
                                                                                                                                            RadiantNoob  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                            U can build a 3000 pc way better than a mac

                                                                                                                                            • Novis
                                                                                                                                              Novis  4 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                              I think Apple could make a lot if they invested in the gaming community. How much would they charge for it tho...

                                                                                                                                              • CrazyScammer123 PD21H
                                                                                                                                                CrazyScammer123 PD21H  4 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                Who else thinks that if it wasn’t for the sponsors he would have a thousand criticism for their products.

                                                                                                                                                • Kittydog Fan
                                                                                                                                                  Kittydog Fan  4 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                  Welcome, *iMac* .. *Invitation Notification [1]* You've been invited by *Gaming PC Gang* !

                                                                                                                                                  • RadiantNoob
                                                                                                                                                    RadiantNoob  2 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                    No gamers wast money on a iMac because it’s overpriced

                                                                                                                                                    • Rohan Jain
                                                                                                                                                      Rohan Jain  4 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                      To all of these people saying Macs are not worth it, that thunderbolt 3 is so valuable for pros. The 5K resolution at half resolution is 1440 at 220 ppi vs 1080 for 4K. Audio drivers and colour management is the best on the Mac hands down. Windows is worth it for gaming. For pro stuff it really does depend. But name anywhere where a 5K display that is basically best in class (and better when calibrated) with DCI p3 and 92 percent Adobe RGB, thunderbolt 3, 10 bit GPU external gpu support, an Xeon for good AVX instructions with great software optimization. It might not be for everyone, but it is FAIRLY priced and a jack of all trades build.

                                                                                                                                                      • Sienipilvi
                                                                                                                                                        Sienipilvi  3 tháng trước


                                                                                                                                                        • Flash Tutorials IOS
                                                                                                                                                          Flash Tutorials IOS  4 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                          bro, your voice is hard to listen, hurts my tympanum

                                                                                                                                                          • Eric K
                                                                                                                                                            Eric K  4 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                            I love all the comments from PC-Only users saying stuff like "I get the same FPS for ___ less" - If this is you, clearly you've missed the point as to why people purchase Mac over Windows. First and foremost, OSX. Sorry, but Windows has nothing on OSX when it comes to stability as its a Unix platform. In a work environment, this means significantly less BS crashes where you lose work that you just did. You can say you have the best hardware out there, but who cares when you run into stability issues? The next thing about Apple products over whatever you think is "better" - The amount of R&D that goes into each component within a Mac is infinitely more than the laptops which are slapped together every few months. Theres a reason why you only see hardware revisions every year or so with Apple, and thats because they thoroughly test every single component prior to releasing it. Most other brands may come out with 2 or 3 "new" editions, however you will most likely need to update drivers on individual components as time goes on to fix issues that weren't caught during QA/testing as there simply wasn't enough time before production. With all this being said, yes Windows-based computers can be purchased for less money. However, if you want a computer that has all of its components working harmoniously together as well as a more stable operating system for more "mission critical" applications, then clearly you will be able to justify the higher price tag of Macs over whatever other brand you're a fan of. To make this more understandable, take a look at the Surface Pro lineup by Microsoft. They come with HEFTY price tags for the latest models, and the reason behind this is because they have a similar process to Apple's when selecting parts and manufacturing the hardware. Lastly, I'd like to point out a pretty obvious factor when comparing Apple products to most other competitors: Build Quality. Yes, individual components can fail in any computer, however every Mac I've purchased since the early 2000s has outlasted any of the PC computers that I've purchased by at least two or three fold. Especially since they introduced the unibody aluminum cases, they've lasted that much longer and have withstood some drops and hits that no plastic laptop could. There's a reason why other companies are starting to do the same and build their laptops out of solid aluminum frames, and it's not just because of aesthetics. Go purchase a brand new MacBook Pro and a brand new top of the line Dell laptop and tell me which one feels like it will last longer. It's no wonder that Apple gear tends to retain its resale value years later, while the supposedly "better" PC gear from the same period of time can be purchased at pennies on the dollar. I actually use both Mac and PC, however due to the profession I'm in as well as the experiences I've had over the years, I definitely prefer Macs over PC in most use cases. If your intent is to only play games on your hardware, then get a PC obviously. But if you plan on doing anything productive on your computer, I'd at least consider a Mac. The OSX operating system absolutely kills Windows in every way when it comes to multitasking and productivity. If you haven't tried out the latest MacOS Mojave, I suggest you at least give it a try. You might be quite pleased with what you experience.

                                                                                                                                                            • Benjamin von Steinbach
                                                                                                                                                              Benjamin von Steinbach  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                              The iMac Pro can correct memory errors, your custom setup not. Also, when you use an external card... you must connect an separate monitor to the external graphics card... so you unload the thunderbolt bandwidth... it has to send all the data to the card and send the rendered data back... also your custom build has 1K less pixels... not 100% correct comparison. The iMac is bullet proof performance, the PC is not... no Workstation features.

                                                                                                                                                              • Benjamin von Steinbach
                                                                                                                                                                Benjamin von Steinbach  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                Or compare the next time to a pc with ecc memory, everyone knows that the ecc is slower because of the error correction.

                                                                                                                                                                • BaseFocus
                                                                                                                                                                  BaseFocus  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                  Another Solution if you really love MacOS and Want a gaming pc: Just Get a gaming pc that is compatible with Hackintosh, Install MacOS & booloader, install windows Profit. That solution is Great for the People who want the Softwares that work only with MacOS and Want to actually play games on the same computer.

                                                                                                                                                                  • INNPLANET
                                                                                                                                                                    INNPLANET  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                    can anyone please what game he was playing on 5:45 with small car please please tell me.

                                                                                                                                                                    • JD Willemsen
                                                                                                                                                                      JD Willemsen  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                      Couldn’t you with 3D printing and all, now improve on cooling ? With 2 noctua fans perhaps ? That might a challenge.

                                                                                                                                                                      • Jay Playz - ROBLOX & More!
                                                                                                                                                                        Jay Playz - ROBLOX & More!  5 tháng trước


                                                                                                                                                                        • Pushplar
                                                                                                                                                                          Pushplar  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                          A 5K display for $5,000 seems about right

                                                                                                                                                                          • Travis Mix
                                                                                                                                                                            Travis Mix  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                            turn down the resolution to 1440 and it works great in gaming

                                                                                                                                                                            • Thehulksterbeast
                                                                                                                                                                              Thehulksterbeast  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                              im watching this video for the first time March 12th 2019 lol

                                                                                                                                                                              • Pommersch Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                                Pommersch Wolf  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                You aren't alone

                                                                                                                                                                                • Rodney Martinez
                                                                                                                                                                                  Rodney Martinez  5 tháng trước


                                                                                                                                                                                  • Acer Panzer
                                                                                                                                                                                    Acer Panzer  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                    Lol same. Algorithm strikes again

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Spiral modding
                                                                                                                                                                                      Spiral modding  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                      is 5k really necessary and damn the Thermaltake Core P90 case looks so cool.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • YoYoMyNameIsJoel
                                                                                                                                                                                        YoYoMyNameIsJoel  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                        Custom pc and gaming PCs are for broke people with $1,000 Be rich like me I have iMac NOOOOOB NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBB IT'S WORTH $4K OOLOLLOOLOLOLOLOL THANKS DAD OLOLOLOOLOLOLOLLOOLO RICH DADDYYYYY $$$$$$

                                                                                                                                                                                        • YoYoMyNameIsJoel
                                                                                                                                                                                          YoYoMyNameIsJoel  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                          Also if you don't know I broke its screen on the third day it came.... Me - #thuglife Dad - really nigga

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Magnitude715
                                                                                                                                                                                            Magnitude715  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                            LTT: How about you guys DIY an AIO cooler (or custom loop) onto the back of the iMac pro? ;)

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Joseph Thering
                                                                                                                                                                                              Joseph Thering  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes to that cooling vid!

                                                                                                                                                                                              • rainy
                                                                                                                                                                                                rainy  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                People are only buying imacs for the experience of having a really expensive pc 😑

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thehulksterbeast
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thehulksterbeast  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                  i know just how can you Justify the Price for these things

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mitch Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mitch Johnson  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                    You're gaming on a 4k monitor like some kind of cave man?

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Noah Finley
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Noah Finley  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                      I pLaY mInEcRaFt on my DAd’s iMac

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Flashing Comet86
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Flashing Comet86  5 tháng trước


                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Daniel Zhang
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Daniel Zhang  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Linus HATES apple, everyone should know that

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ktucker147
                                                                                                                                                                                                            ktucker147  5 tháng trước

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I think the power consumption is critically important. Thus if you get all that power in a single screen yet it uses only a fraction of power normally associated with powerful equipment of that grade, than it’s likely to be the most valuable equipment on the market regardless of the current price.