27-inch iMac Updated

Apple announced a major update to its 27-inch iMac. By far the most powerful and capable iMac ever, it features faster Intel processors up to 10 cores, double the memory capacity, next-generation AMD graphics, superfast SSDs across the line with four times the storage capacity, a new nano-texture glass option for an even more stunning Retina 5K display, a 1080p FaceTime HD camera, higher fidelity speakers, and studio-quality mics. For the consumer using their iMac all day, every day, to the aspiring creative looking for inspiration, to the serious pro pushing the limits of their creativity, the new 27-inch iMac delivers the ultimate desktop experience that is now better in every way.

When compared to the previous-generation 8-core 27-inch iMac, the new iMac delivers:1
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.

For GPU-based rendering, editing multiple streams of 4K video, or playing a graphics-intensive game, the 27-inch iMac has more powerful next-generation AMD graphics. iMac delivers up to 55 percent faster graphics performance from its Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics, featuring AMD’s latest RDNA architecture with faster, more power-efficient compute units. And for customers using pro apps that can take advantage of large amounts of video memory for even greater performance, iMac features a graphics option with 16GB of memory for the first time — providing double the video memory capacity of the previous-generation 27-inch iMac.
When compared to the previous-generation 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics, the new iMac delivers:1
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.

New 27-inch iMac

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