Apple introduced the new version of the 5K Retina iMac, and according to the specs, it performs way better than the previous generation.
The new iMac hasn’t changed on the outside; it comes with the same slim aluminum body, which was introduced in 2012. However, on the new model, the Retina display comes with Apple’s True Tone, and an optional nano-texture glass which reduces the reflection in bright environments. The 720p camera is replaced with the new 1080p FaceTime HD camera and the speakers are improved with variable EQ features for better audio quality.
The new iMac comes with Intel‘s 10th generation Comet Lake processors up to 10-cores, and the single-core clock speed can reach up to 5.0Ghz with Intel Turbo-boost technology. According to Apple, this will provide 65% better CPU performance when compared to the previous generation iMacs. On the graphics side, Apple added AMD’s high-end Radeon Pro 5000 graphics, which makes it the first iMac with 16GB video memory. With the new Radeon Pro graphics, the new iMac gets 30% faster when rendering in Final Cut Pro X, and the overall graphics performance increases by 55%.
The SSD is now standard on the new iMac, and it will be available in 8TB for the first time. In addition to the new SSD options, Apple implemented the renowned Apple T2 Security Chip on the board for data encryption and better security.
The new iMac is starting at $1,799 USD and it is available for orders.