Many older Apple products will get a hardware refresh, and part of this “collection” will not only be the iPad Mini or the iPad Air. Both the iMac measuring 27 inches and the one estimating 21.5 inches models are set to get some improvements according to the tech giant, those being the RAM, the processor, and the graphics.
Now, the iMac measuring 21.5 inches features the quad-core process from Intel and the 6-core ‘Coffee Lake’ 8th-generation processor, but they also allow you to opt for the Radeon Pro Vega graphics card. What these things will do to these devices refer to their performance.
To be more precise, the results consist of a 60 percent performance boost over the 7th-generation ‘Kaby Lake’ Intel processor that its predecessor was equipped with. Regarding the graphics card, Apple confirmed that over the Radeon Pro 555, the Radeon Vega is an 80 percent performance boost.
Apple to upgrade both its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMac devices
On the other hand, the iMac measuring 27 inches will get a spec bump up to 6-core and 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors the result consisting of 2.4 times better performance compared to its predecessor’s current 8th-generation processors.
The Radeon Pro Vega, regarding the graphics cards, which includes 8GB of high bandwidth memory which is available in the iMac measuring 27 inches. Over the Radeon Pro 580, the performance will be 50 percent better thanks to the new graphics card, according to Apple.
All RAM has been upgraded to DDR4 memory across both the iMac measuring 27 inches and the one measuring 21.5 inches. It is interesting that even though the hardware gets an update, all the configurations’ price will not be too different across the board. The cost of the iMac measuring 21.5 inches will start at $1,699 CAD while the model measuring 27 inches will be coming in at $2,399 CAD.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.