Apple releases updated iMac with new 6-core and 8-core Intel CPUs, Radeon Pro Vega graphics options
Apple has refreshed its iMac range, introducing a new 21.5-inch iMac featuring 8th-generation Intel CPUs in quad-core and six-core SKUs, and a refreshed 27-inch iMac using 9th-generation Intel CPUs, with 6-core and 8-core configurations, delivering up to 2x the performance of the previous generation iMac.
The update sees Apple offer Radeon Pro Vega graphics upgrades on both 21.5-inch and 27-inch machines when purchasing the models online through Apple.com. – The machines are also available at Apple Stores around the world as of today starting at $1299 and $1799 for the 21.5- and 27-inch models respectively.
Apple’s update today is the first since June 2017. Asides from the updated internals the new iMacs don’t feature any design changes, so just looking at the machines you won’t be able to tell the difference between these and the previous generation models.
Both machines can be equipped for an additional cost with Radeon Pro Vega graphics. They bring up to 80 percent faster performance to the 21.5-inch model, and up to 50 percent faster performance to the 27-inch model.