iMac 2017 jacks up internal specs for better performance

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This year?s iMac will feature Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz, supporting up to twice the memory as the previous versions. Fusion Drive is now standard on all 27-inch and 21.5-inch configurations, while SSD storage options are now up to 50-percent faster.


Graphics on iMac are much more powerful with the new Radeon Pro 500-series graphics with up to 8GB of vRAM, enabling smooth gaming, immersive VR, and fluid support for creative software such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, and more. The 21.5-inch model delivers up to three times faster performance and the 27-inch model is up to 50 percent faster.

The Radeon Pro 500 series graphics harness up to 5.5 TFLOPS of performance and uses the critically-acclaimed Polaris GPU architecture to deliver the perfect balance of performance and operating efficiency for All-In-One devices.

?It is incredibly satisfying to see the capabilities of Radeon Pro 500 series in elegant form factors and enabling amazing content creation, gaming and VR experiences,? said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and chief architect for Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. ?Radeon Pro 500 Series graphics are enabling new generations of makers with compute-accelerated creative tools and new APIs, bringing their imaginations to life in ways like never before.?

The latest iMac also comes 43-percent brighter at 500 nits and with support for 1 billion colors, delivering a vivid and true-to-life viewing experience.

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