Apple today updated its iMac line with up to 8-core Intel 9th-generation processors for the first time and Vega graphics options.
“Customers are going to love the huge boost in iMac performance. With up to 8-core processors and powerful Vega graphics, the iMac lineup is stronger than ever,” says Tom Boger, Apple’s senior director of Mac Product Marketing. “With its stunning Retina display, amazing design, twice the performance, and macOS Mojave that our customers love, iMac is by far the best desktop in the world.”
With updated processors across the line, customers will experience dramatically faster performance for a wide range of everyday computing tasks, from editing photos to playing demanding games, composing music or even creating a feature film.
The 21.5-inch iMac now features 8th-generation quad-core, and for the first time 6-core processors, delivering up to 60 percent faster performance.
The 27-inch iMac now for the first time features up to 9th-generation 6-core and 8-core processors, delivering up to 2.4 times faster performance.
Radeon Pro Vega graphics come to the 21.5-inch iMac, delivering up to 80% faster graphics performance. The 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro Vega now delivers up to 50% faster graphics performance.
It offers up to 14.7 million pixels, one billion colors, 500 nits of brightness, and P3 wide color gamut and an incredible viewing angle. All these pixels result in text that looks like a printed page, sharper photos with more detail, and the ability to edit 4K video at full resolution, according to Boger.
The new 21.5-inch iMac with Retina 4K display starts at $1,299 and the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display starts at $1,799. Both are available to order starting today from apple.com and the Apple Store App, and in Apple Stores and through Apple Authorized Resellers next week.
The non-Retina display iMac configuration continues to be available for $1,099. Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/mac.