Apple announced an update to its desktop iMac of 27 inches, which premiered processors Intel Comet Lake-S of 10th Generation 14nm @ +++ and combines them with modern GPUs from AMD, the Radeon 5000 Pro Series.
According to the company, the new top-of-the-range iMac with 10 cores offers a performance improvement of up to 40% in Final Cut Pro X @ 8K ProRes; 35% in rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya and 25% in Xcode compared to the 8-core CPU of the previous model. With top of the range GPUs, compared to the Radeon Pro Vega 48, we have an improvement of around 30 and 55 percent in applications such as Final Cut Pro X or Cinema 4D ProRender.
Another novelty is that the computers come with an SSD with reading speeds of up to 3400 MB/s with a capacity of 8 TB, up to 128 GB of RAM can be added, and the use of the Retina 5K @ 500 panels is maintained. nits with a FaceTime 1080p webcam, speakers, and microphones.
The most basic 27 “iMac offers an Intel Core i5 6-core CPU @ 3.10 / 4.50 GHz with 8 GB of DDR4 @ 2666 MHz RAM, 256 GB SSD, and an AMD Radeon Pro 5300 GPU at a price of 2,099 euros. Of course , if we want to expand it, you will have to pay +250 euros (for 16GB of RAM in total); +750 euros (32GB); +1,250 euros (64GB) or +3,250 euros (128GB). It cannot be expanded nor the CPU nor storage of the simplest model.
The most advanced model goes through not offering the base 10-core CPU, so it gives us access to an 8-core Core i7 @ 3.80 / 5.00 GHz with 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, and a Radeon Pro 5500 XT at a price of 2,599 euros.
If we want to go from the Core i7 to the Core i9 of 10 cores it carries an extra cost of 505 euros. RAM prices are maintained. From GPU +375 euros for the Radeon Pro 5700 or +625 euros for the Radeon Pro 5700 XT. If you need more storage, then +250 euros (1TB); +750 euros (2TB); +1500 euros (4TB) and +3,000 euros (8TB). This translates to almost 10,000 euros with all hardware combinations to the max.
Additionally, the company also updated the 21.5-inch iMac and iMac Pro. The most basic receive an SSD, while the most advanced can now be chosen with a 10-core Intel Xeon.