Today, Apple introduced modifications to its iMac product line, with vital upgrades within the 27-inch mannequin, a transfer to SSDs within the 21.5-inch mannequin, and extra efficiency at decrease costs for the iMac Pro.
The 27-inch iMac nonetheless has a 5K show, and its chassis is similar. Those hoping for smaller bezels will likely be disenchanted. That stated, Apple is bringing TrueTone to this show, and it is providing the identical NanoTexture tech we have seen within the firm’s Pro Display XDR as a $500 improve.
It’s additionally getting 10th era Comet Lake CPUs throughout all configurations, with 6- and 8-core CPUs commonplace. The prime obtainable CPU configuration is a 10-core Intel Core i9 with Turbo Boost as much as 5GHz. 8GB DDR4 at 2666MHz continues to be commonplace, however the most capability you possibly can configure at buy has doubled to 128GB.
The new 27-inch iMac is provided with AMD’s new Radeon Pro 5000 sequence graphics. Entry-level configurations characteristic the Radeon Pro 5300, whereas the highest commonplace config has the Radeon Pro 5500XT. There are additionally non-standard improve choices for 5700 and 5700XT GPUs. The prime GPU has 16GB of video reminiscence.
Apple claims as much as 55% efficiency features with these GPUs, that are based mostly on AMD’s RDNA structure and 7nm. Apple says the GPUs have quicker and extra power-efficient compute models than their predecessors, and the 55% determine relies on Final Cut video enhancing, Cinema4D rendering, and Unity game growth use instances.
Also, the Fusion Drive’s time within the solar has ended. The complete iMac line (together with the 21.5-inch iMac, which in any other case has seen no modifications immediately) has gone SSD storage solely. Standard configurations provide 256GB or 512GB SSDs, and upgrades can be found as much as 8TB. Apple says these drives provide 3.4GB/s learn/write speeds.
In phrases of ports, we’re trying on the identical lineup total. There are two variations: the cardboard slot has moved UHS-II, and there’s a 10GB Ethernet choice.
In a change we would wish to have seen on the 16-inch MacE-book Pro, Apple has upgraded the front-facing FaceTime HD digicam to 1080p, and a few modifications have been made to facilitate higher low-light efficiency. As many individuals are spending numerous time on Zoom calls immediately, this was a transparent focus—and associated to that focus, Apple additionally has introduced the identical improved microphone system from the 16-inch MacE-book Pro to the 27-inch iMac.
Also just like the MacE-book Pro (and nearly each different Mac immediately), the 27-inch iMac now has the T2 safety chip, which is used for the Secure Enclave and encrypted storage. Here, it is also a digicam ISP and audio controller.
Price factors for the usual configurations are unchanged. Also, Apple made one change to the iMac Pro: the 10-core CPU is now commonplace. Before, 10-core was an non-compulsory improve, and 8-core was the baseline.
The new iMac configurations are all obtainable to order online beginning immediately, and Apple expects to start promoting them in its retail shops by the tip of this week.
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