Apple’s iMac lineup has just received a huge performance boost. The company updated its 21.5-inch iMac with 8th-generation Intel CPUs in quad-core and six-core SKUs. The 27-inch iMac got 9th-generation Intel CPUs, with 6-core and 8-core configurations.
When compared to the previous iMac generation, the new processors perform 2x faster.
Regarding the GPU, Apple launched the Radeon Pro Vega graphics upgrades on both 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs.
From today on, the new iMacs can be bought from the Apple Store, and their prices start at $1299 and $1799 for the 21.5- and 27-inch models.
The 21.5-inch iMac that costs $1299 features a 3.6GHz 8th-generation Intel i3 processor, 8 GB RAM, a 1 TB hard drive, and Radeon Pro 555X graphics.
The base model 27-inch iMac for $1799 has a 3GHz 6-core 8th-generation Intel i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB Fusion Drive, and a Radeon Pro 570X GPU.
The price of the Radeon Pro Vega 48 GPU upgrade is $450 build-to-order, and it is not offered on any base iMac configuration.
The new iMacs keep featuring spinning hard drives in the Fusion Drive enclosure, while users can now configure them with SSDs, which is up to 2 TB capacity.
Unlike the iMac Pro and the latest models of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini that feature the Apple’s T2 security chip, the new iMac models do not have a T-series chip at all.