Following the unexpected announcement of the new iPad, Apple introduced the updated iMac computers for the first time in two years. Monoblocks received eight-core Intel Core I9 processors of the ninth generation and Radeon Pro Vega graphics cards for the first time in iMac. Top modification received a huge 256 GB of RAM.
"Customers will love the huge increase in iMac performance. Thanks to eight-core processors and powerful graphics Vega line iMac became even more powerful than ever. Thanks to the stunning Retina display, amazing design, doubled performance and macOS Mojave that our customers love, iMac is by far the best desktop computer in the world," said Tom Boger, Apple's Senior Director of Mac product marketing.
The iMac with 21.5-inch 4K Retina display is now available with an eighth-generation Quad-core Intel Core i3 or six-core i5. In the latter case, performance increased by 60% compared to the previous version. In addition, the computer is equipped with a discrete graphics card Radeon Pro 555X GPU or Radeon Pro 560X, providing up to 80% increase in performance when working with graphics.
27-inch iMac with 5K-screen Retina in the top configuration provided eight-core Intel Core I9 ninth generation, which provides a 2.4-fold increase in performance compared to the previous version. In the basic versions Apple offers Radeon Pro 570x, Radeon Pro575X and Radeon Pro580X graphics cards, and in the custom Assembly, you can install Radeon Pro Vega 48 with 8 GB of video memory, which has 50% more graphics power.
All monoblocks in the basic configuration are equipped with 8 GB of RAM type DDR4 2666 MHz and Fusion Drive capacity of 1 TB. According to the Apple website, the consumers will now be able to add up to 256GB DDR4 RAM to their iMac Pro, up from the previously available maximum of 128GB. The 256GB RAM upgrade will cost $5,200 (roughly Rs. 3,70,900) and the Radeon Pro Vega 64X GPU option has been listed with a price tag of $700 (roughly Rs. 50,000).
The new iMac with a diagonal of 21.5 inches is offered at a price of $1299 (Rs. 1,19,900), while the cost of the 27-inch version starts from $1799 (Rs. 1,69,900). For the top custom build iMac Pro with 18-core processor Intel Xeon W, graphics card Radeon Pro Vega 64X, Fusion Drive 4 TB and 256 GB of RAM will have to pay $15,927 (Rs. 11,35,900).