New iMac 2012: Slimmer than Ever, NVIDIA GT/GTX 600 Inside
Apple has launched yesterday the new ultra thin iMac (just 5mm thin!) with third generation Intel quad-core processors, powerful NVIDIA GT/GTX 600 GPUs (GT 640M, GT 650M, GTX 660M, GTX 675M and even a GTX 680M) and an innovative new storage option called Fusion Drive.
Here are the declinaisons of the 2012 editions of the iMac:
- iMac 21.5-inch: 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz
and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M. Price: $1299.
- iMac 21.5-inch: 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz
and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. Price: $1499.
- iMac 27-inch: 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz
and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M. Price: $1799.
- iMac 27-inch: 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz
and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX. Price: $1999.
More specs about new GTX 600 M/MX GPUs:
- GTX 680MX: 1536 CUDA cores @ 720MHz
- GTX 680M: 1344 CUDA cores @ 720MHz
- GTX 675MX: 960 CUDA cores @ 600MHz
- GTX 675M: 384 CUDA cores @ 620MHz
- GTX 660M: 384 CUDA cores @ 835MHz
The iMac 21.5-inch will be available in November while the 27-inch models will be available in December. All iMac are shipped with Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8).
With all those cutting edge GPUs, I hope Apple will add somewhere in its OpenGL framework a new constant called kCGLOGLPVersion_4_3_Core
The new iMac features third generation quad-core Intel Core i5 processors that can be upgraded to Core i7. The latest NVIDIA GeForce processors deliver up to 60 percent faster performance for advanced gaming and graphics intensive apps. Every new iMac now comes standard with 8GB of 1600 MHz memory and a 1TB hard drive, and customers can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32GB of memory and a new 3TB hard drive, or 768GB of flash storage for ultimate performance. With two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports, the new iMac delivers even greater expandability and support for high-performance peripherals.
Fusion Drive is an innovative new storage option that gives customers the performance of flash storage and the capacity of a hard drive. It combines 128GB of flash with a standard 1TB or 3TB hard drive to create a single storage volume that intelligently manages files to optimize read and write performance. Fusion Drive adapts to the way you use your iMac and automatically moves the files and apps you use most often to flash storage to enable faster performance and quicker access.
The official press release can be found HERE.
More information and official iMac homepage: www.apple.com/imac/.
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