iMac Updated with 8-core 9th-Gen Intel CPUs

Apple just updated their iMac lineup with faster Radeon Pro Vega graphics, and 9th-gen Intel CPUs.

You can configure the 27‑inch iMac with 5k up to:

  • 3.6GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
  • 64GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 8GB of HBM2 memory
  • 2TB SSD storage or 3TB Fusion Drive

As of this writing you will have to give $5,249 to Apple for the above 27-inch configuration.

You can configure the 21.5‑inch iMac with 4K up to:

  • 3.2GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.6GHz
  • 32GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
  • Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
  • 1TB SSD storage or 1TB Fusion Drive


As of this writing you will have to give $3,349 to Apple for the above 21.5-inch configuration.

You can of course opt for lower specs to save some money. If you go for 16GB memory on the 27-inch instead of 64, it will cost you “only” $2,899.

Design and display-wise it is still the same as the 2012-model. Silver is the only color available as space-grey is reserved for the iMac Pro.

These iMacs doesn’t have any T-series chip as the iMac pro has.

iMac Pro

Apple also updated the iMac pro with the possibility to add 256GB RAM, and an Radeon Pro Vega 64X option.

Apple Tease Pro Users With iMac Pro

iMac Pro

Apple showcased their new space grey iMac Pro today, with planned shipping in december 2017.

This is a workstation class computer aimed at Pro users.

  • Up to: 18-Core Intel Xeon Processors
  • Radeon Pro Vega graphics
  • ECC RAM (up to 128GB)
  • Up to: 4TB of SSD
  • 10Gb Ethernet
  • 27-inch Retina 5K display

Comes in a new space-grey design, pricing will start from $4,999 (US).

You can read more about it here: iMac Pro.

iMac Updates

At the same time Apple updated their existing iMacs with more powerful graphics and faster kaby lake processors.

The updated iMac features faster Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz and supports up to twice the memory as the previous generation. Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch configurations and the top-end 21.5-inch iMac. SSD storage options are now up to 50 percent faster, and iMac comes with Thunderbolt 3, the most powerful and versatile port ever.

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