Fans of Apple products again gotpleasant surprise from the company. Without the announcement and warning, the apple manufacturer has updated its line of iMac, providing a sharp increase in both computing and graphics power.
In the monoblock of the updated line installedIntel processors of the 9th and 8th generation, having 4, 6 or 8 cores. The younger iMac with a 21.5-inch 4K Retina screen is equipped with Intel Core 8th generation chips with 4 and 6 cores. According to the developers, the increase in productivity reaches 60% and becomes noticeable both for everyday tasks and for professional applications. The 27-inch iMac 5K Retina screen features, for the first time, 6-core and 8-core Intel Core 9th-generation processors, delivering 2.4 times the performance.
Changes affected the graphic powermonoblock. Radeon Pro Vega 555X GPU or Radeon Pro 560X graphics are available for 21.5-inch iMac models, delivering performance improvements of up to 80%. The 27-inch iMac model with the Radeon Pro Vega (Pro 570X, Pro575X or Pro580X) now delivers up to 50% more graphics performance, ideal for professionals working with programs that require great graphics, such as 3D content development, video editing with complex effects or the development of high-resolution games.
Simultaneously with the announcement of the update onthe company's official website, the new iMac has become available for orders. Retail sales will start next week. The basic 21.5-inch iMac with a 4K Retina monitor is priced at 1,299 dollars. A model with 6 cores and a more powerful graphics processor will cost $ 1,499. The minimum cost of the model iMac with a 27-inch 5K-screen is estimated at 1,799 dollars. A more serious configuration with an 8-core Core i9 processor, 64 GB of RAM, 2 TB SSD and the most powerful Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics card with 8 GB of HBM2 memory will cost $ 5,249. These prices are relevant for the United States.
In the design of the device there is no change, the case is the same. The same goes for screens.