Apple updates 27-inch iMac with up to 10-core processors, next-gen AMD graphics and more

Today, Apple has updated the 27-inch iMac with new features for faster performance and enhanced user experience. The new 2020 iMac is equipped with faster Intel processors, twice the memory, next-generation AMD graphics, Retina 5K display, and much more. Users will be able to upgrade the new iMac to macOS Big Sur for free in fall this year.

The senior director of Mac and iPad Product Marketing, Tom Boger said,

“Now more than ever, our customers are relying on the Mac. And many of them need the most powerful and capable iMac we’ve ever made. With blazing performance, double the memory, SSDs across the line with quadruple the storage, an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a better camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics, the 27-inch iMac is loaded with new features at the same price. It’s the ultimate desktop, to work, create, and communicate.”

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The New 27-inch iMac

To deliver a comprehensive experience, Apple has upgraded the new iMac with all the requirements of today’s fast-paced consumers. Users can use the new and faster machine for everyday tasks, creative projects, and others in a more efficient manner.

Here is a list of all new features in the 2020 27-inch iMac.

Up to 10-Core Processors

For different needs, Apple has introduced three variants of the new iMac with varying numbers of cores of the 10th generation Intel processors.

  • 6- and 8-core processors for professional-level performance.
  • 10-core processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0GHz for professionals who wish to push the iMac “even further”.
In comparison to the previous-generation 8-core 27-inch iMac, the new iMac delivers up to 65% faster performance on pro applications:
  • Up to 65 percent more plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
  • Up to 40 percent faster 8K ProRes transcode in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Up to 35 percent faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya.
  • Up to 25 percent faster build time in Xcode.

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More Memory Capacity and Storage

The complete line-up of 2020 27-inch iMac comes standard with SSDs for up to 3.4 GB/s fast performance to quickly launch apps and open large files. An 8TB SSD option is also available for users who require more storage.
Users have to freedom to amplify the memory capacity of the 2020 iMac up to 128GB, especially for more memory-intensive apps.
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Next-Generation AMD Graphics

AMD’s latest RDNA graphics chip is designed to deliver faster and more power efficient experience. For the first time, the new iMac offers 16GB memory options for pro apps users which is twice the video memory capacity of its predecessor.

Users will able to edit multiple streams of 4K video, play graphics-intensive games, and more. In comparison to previous-generation 27-inch iMac, the new machine is up to 50% faster:

  • Up to 55 percent faster rendering in Maxon Cinema 4D ProRender.
  • Up to 50 percent faster demo fly-through in Unity Editor.
  • Up to 45 percent faster performance in “Total War: Three Kingdoms.”
  • Up to 30 percent faster timeline rendering in Final Cut Pro X.

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Apple T2 Security Chip

Apple has equipped the new iMac with its second-generation silicon, T2 Security Chip to provide the “most secure storage and boot process”. The T2 chip’s storage controller ensures on-the-fly data encryption for content stored on the SSD and the chip also checks for tampering with the software during the boot process.

New Retina 5K Display

Apple has introduced the nano-texture glass of the Pro Display XDR, on the new machine. The low reflectivity of the glass and less glare improves viewing in different lighting conditions such as indirect sunlight or a room with poor or bright lighting.

With new True Tone technology, the immersive Retina 5K display on the new iMac is designed to automatically adjust the color temperature of the display to match users’ ambient lighting.

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Improved Camera, Speakers, and Mics

Now users can video chat with family, friends, or colleagues on improved FaceTime HD camera with 1080p resolution with enhanced tone mapping, exposure control, and face detection in the T2 Security Chip. With speakers, T2 Security Chip delivers variable EQ for improved balance, deeper bass, and higher fidelity.

A new studio-quality microphone system allows users to capture high-quality sound for various purposes like recording a podcast, voice memos, FaceTime calls, and more.

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Price and Availability

Starting today, users can order the new 27-inch iMac on for $1,799 which will be delivered by this week. It will also be available in selected Apple Stores this week.

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