Apple iMac 2018 Might Get Intel’s New i9 Processors? Everything We Know
The tech giant Apple reported last week that AMD will be introducing the world’s first 7nm processors at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019. These new AMD processors could be challenging to the tech company Intel early next year.
According to Patently Apple, the tech company just announced their latest 9th generation Core and Core-X processors. These new processors are designed to be the most advanced gaming and enthusiast grade products for the mainstream and high-end desktop PC market. The company aims to fight their way up from the falling image of AMD to the desktop market.
The 9th generation Intel Core i9-9900K is considered the world’s best gaming processor. Its pre-orders will likely begin also today. The goal of its announcement is to enable amazing performance and platform features for consumer needs from gaming to content creation. All of its three processors (i5-9600K, i7-9700K, and i9-9900K) enable fast, immersive experience for gamers. They come with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5.0GHz single-core turbo frequency2, and 16MB Intel Smart Cache.
Apart from that, the other new processors include the new Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor. The Core X-series is suitable for software developers when writing applications to speed up computing performance for the parallel workload. It will be available in November, while the Xeon W-3175X will ship from Intel in December. This latter is applicable for the highly threaded and computing-intensive applications like the professional content creation and architectural and industrial designs.
The current iMac Pro comes with Turbo Speed of 4.5 GHz. In the Intel’s chart, the new i9 with 8 cores can be boosted to 5GHz. This could validate an iMac Pro 2018 update is needed. However, Intel is selling some of their latest processors as mainstream desktop processors. If that is the case, there is a possibility that a standard iMac could deliver a new high-end.
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