Apple’s new iMacs – brighter faster more powerful & VR support

Apple unveiled updates to its iMac line at WWDC, with powerful specifications & the latest Intel chips.

Apple brings Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors to the new iMac, including what Apple calls “the best Mac display ever,” with 500 nits of brightness (aka 43% brighter).

The 21.5-inch model will be available with up to 32GB of RAM & the 27-inch up to 64GB, (twice what it had before). The new iMacs will also get two Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports, making it Apple’s first desktop computer to embrace the port standard.

Graphics cards get a spec boost in the updated iMacs. The entry-level 21.5-inch model comes with Intel Iris Plus 640 GPU, while the 4K 21.5-inch models comes with Radeon Pro 555 & 560 graphics cards.

The 27-inch 5K model will have a choice of Radeon Pro 570, 575 & 580 graphics cards, topping out at 8GB of VRAM. (Radeon Pro 580 is approx. equivalent to the Nvidia 1060.) Those new GPUs, along with updates in macOS High Sierra, also means that the new iMacs will support VR.

 

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