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Apple Updates Its iMac Lineup With The Latest Intel 8th/9th Gen Processors & AMD VEGA GPUs

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The iMac lineup by Apple is the company’s go to product when it comes down to raw desktop power. The iMacs have always stood as a symbol of excellence and power with their mighty beastly specs and a very minimalist footprint. Today, Apple has just updated its fleet of iMacs with the latest and greatest hardware options.

The iMac being a powerful desktop option for consumers will now for the first time be available powered by the best 9th generation Intel processors and AMD Vega GPUs. With a very balanced product having an almost perfect retina display, top of the line software improvements and an all in one design, the new hardware refresh would further enhance user experience in 2019. Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing stated that the hardware refresh would not only encourage folks to try out the iMac variants in 2019 but will also witness a better overall experience.

The 21.5-inch iMac – Updated With 8th Gen Intel Processors & AMD Vega GPUs

The desktop variants will now for the first time witness up to 8 cores of Intel excellence that paired with the best in line Vega GPUs. The updated internals would come in two models, a 21. inch Mac and a higher end 27 inch Mac. The 21 inch iMac now features 8th generation quad-core processor and a hexacore i7 processor clocked in at 3.2 GHz, a first for any iMac. Apple claims to have clocked in 60% faster performance than the previous generation which is interesting, to say the least.

The 21.5 inch model is to come with 32 GB of fast DDR4 RAM and come equipped with the latest Radeon Vega Pro 20 graphics with 4GB of VRAM. The graphic performance is expected to boost over 80% than the previous generation which would mean faster rendering, better gaming and an overall faster experience.

The 27-inch Higher End iMac Refreshed With 9th Gen Intel Processors & Vega Graphics

As for the 27 inch model, Apple has for the first time equipped it with top of the line 6-core and 8-core Intel 9th generation processors to deliver even stronger performance. The 27 inch iMac equipped with the Core i9 processor clocked at 3.6 GHz would come with 64 GB of RAM. As for the graphics options of the phone, the 27-inch model is to come equipped with Radeon Pro 580 graphics with 8GB VRAM.

The rest of the specifications are quite standard and similar to the previous iMac but one thing is certain and that is the fact that these new refreshed models would now crush benchmarks. With the higher end model achieving a 50% increment in graphical performance tasks will now be easier and faster than ever before.

Pricing & Availability

Apple has yet once again set the bar pretty high for customers. The lower 21.5-inch iMac starts at $1,299 while the higher end 27-inch model starts off at $1,799. Both the models are equipped with 4k & 5k retina displays while the non retina iMac continues to be available at $1,099.

As for the availability of the desktops, orders start today at with additional information about the product available here. Both the desktops still hold the same footprint with the same 4k and 5k retina display while major changes are brought to the internals of the iMacs.


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