This is a workstation for MKBHD to make videos about. I feel like its too expensive. Not because of the performance and not because Apple might be overcharging but all these parts put together are simply too expensive. You could probably take TR 2990 + 2 X R7s beat most configurations.
True that. If you're chained to the apple ecosystem though, this is a breath of fresh air for a lot of people. Assuming those people didn't want to screw with hackintosh.
This makes me wish AMD would create a 32 core threadripper with a pair of graphics dies on package and get a contract with Apple for it. Far too much software is built around Quicksync and simply doesnt support the AMD version. If Apple were to switch to an AMD processor with built in graphics we would finally see some real adoption of the iGPU video acceleration.