Apple’s ultimate thin all in one desktop 27-inch iMac 2020 gets a major update. First of all, We were waiting for a new design update but not this time. New 27-inch iMac 2020 offers much faster performance, higher quality HD camera, speakers, microphone, and SSD performance.
I got an e-mail in the early morning. Apple today announced a new 27-inch iMac series. Probably it will be the last iMac with intel processors. However, New iMac 2020 featured 5K Retina screen, super-fast SSD, and up to 10 cores i9 Intel processors. iMac is every day using all in one that featured more powerful this time. Lower model starting with 256 GB SSD, 6-core i5 processor, and Radeon Pro 5300. That specs are fairly enough in the midterm for all kind of usage except professional expectations. As a photographer that features can handle Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop works for enthusiastic photographers and mid-level photographers.
Design, Ports, Display
Apple hasn’t changed the design this time. Moreover, We discuss about the iMac 2020 refresh that introduced slim unibody design with a 5mm display and aluminum stand. 2019 and 2020 iMac family has the same design features. Behind of the high-end 27-inch iMac 2020 has the ram upgrade access.
The ports are the same as before Headphones, SDXC Card Slot, USB-A x 2, Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) x2, Gigabit Ethernet.
The biggest update is the screen offer. Apple now offers Nano-Texture Glass options to consumers. What’s the Nano-Texture Glass? Nano-Texture Glass is for the restrain color changes because of sunlight and direct light changes. Display coatings etched in the glass at the nanometre level to avoid unwanted reflections.
Processor and Memory
27-inch iMac 2020 using the latest 6-core and 8-core 10th generation Intel Processors which provide high-level performance for all-around needs.
From Apple’s performance tests:
When compared to the previous-generation 8-core 27-inch iMac, the new iMac delivers:1
- Up to 65 percent more plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
- Up to 40 percent faster 8K ProRes transcode in Final Cut Pro X.
- Up to 35 percent faster rendering with Arnold in Autodesk Maya.
- Up to 25 percent faster build time in Xcode.
iMac 2019 technology officially supports 64 GB ram but lots of users upgrade it to 128 GB. This time 27-inch iMac supports 128 GB ram upgrade. You can choose the upgrade from Apple or you can upgrade 3rd party ram providers.
27-inch iMac 2020 has New Graphics Update
Especially videographers and mac gamers still expecting Apple wink to the gaming industry. According to Apple Arcade, to be honest, I also expected more Apple to come closer to gaming but not this time as well. I suppose we need to wait for future iMac with iPad Pro Design. GPU-based rendering and editing 4K streams iMac has more powerful than last generations but not bright enough. New AMD Radeon Pro 5300 to 5500XT for base models. You can upgrade Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16 GB GDDR6 Memory features that provide great performance than the old Vega series. I am still using 2019 iMac (iMac Pro 2017 – Killer). I am able to play World of Warcraft 2K with around 100FPS. In conclusion, We may be seen new AMD graphics offer more than that but still need more specs for high-end 2k-4k gaming.
From Apple’s Performance Test:
When compared to the previous-generation 27-inch iMac with Radeon Pro Vega 48 graphics, the new iMac delivers:1
- Up to 55 percent faster rendering in Maxon Cinema 4D ProRender.
- Up to 50 percent faster demo fly-through in Unity Editor.
- Up to 45 percent faster performance in “Total War: Three Kingdoms.”
- Up to 30 percent faster timeline rendering in Final Cut Pro X.
27-inch iMac 2020 Price
The base model of 27-inch iMac 2020 starts with £1,799/$1,799 available from 05 August 2020 from apple.com and App Store app. The high-end model starts from £2,299/$2,299. If you full-up your high-end iMac will be £8,799.
High-End filled up 27-inch iMac 2020 Specs: £8,799
- Nano-texture glass
- 3.6GHz 10-core 10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz
- 128GB 2666MHz DDR4 memory
- Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory
- 8TB SSD storage
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet
- Magic Mouse 2
- Magic Keyboard – British
- Accessory Kit
- Pages, Numbers, Keynote
- Photos, iMovie, GarageBand