Asking for Macintosh upgrade advice

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Asking for Macintosh upgrade advice

I need advice regarding upgrading my Macintosh computer system. My present system is: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015), 4 GHz Intel Core i7, 64 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB

Since it is an earlier model, it cannot support TB3. I do photography with some heavy use of HDR, focus-stacking, and Topaz AI software. these are really slowing me down now.

My main question is if I should go for the fastest current iMac and add something like the OWC Mercury Helios FX 650 graphics unit or go for one of the slower iMac Pros? Money does matter so I'm looking for the best balance of speed for the money. I could also trade in my current iMac which is immaculate and functions perfectly.

I am aware there are better units coming next year, maybe. In the meanwhile, I need some speed improvements.

Ideas, suggestions?

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