Apple iMac 2013 Launches with Haswell Processors and Iris Pro Graphics.

Apple iMac 2013 Launches with Haswell Processors and Iris Pro Graphics.

Apple has just refreshed its iMac lineup with the 2013 refresh. Updates include a much faster Haswell Processor, Iris Pro integrated graphics and Nvidia 700 Series Dedicated Graphic Cards. Its a significant refresh and will probably lead to increased sales this year.

Apple iMac 2013 – Of Haswell Processors, Iris Pro Graphics, Nvidia 700 series and Fusion Drive

The iMac 2013 refresh from
Apple comes in two variants as per the norm. The 21.5 Inch Variant and
the larger 27 Inch Variant. iMac users will have the choice between Iris
Pro Integrated Graphics only or a Dediated Nvidia 700 Series Mobile
Chip set.

Apple iMac 2013 21.5 27 inch

“The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated
graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch
models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4 GHz and
NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to
40 percent faster performance than the previous generation.* Customers looking for the ultimate in performance can upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.”

So basically the Apple iMac 2013 Refresh will ship with a minimum config of 21.5 Inch, 2.7 Ghz (C i5) and Iris Pro Graphics. The Maximum configuration would be a Quad Core i7
with Nvidia GTX 780m Dedicated Graphics Solution. The set is as always a
pretty decent set of hardware with no bottlenecks and optimization and apart from the fact that it is an iMac (i’m kidding) seems to have nothing wrong with its basic build. Here’s the graphic benchmarks (given by Apple):

Another noteworthy improvement is the Fusion Drive performance increase.
Fusion Drive is a Hybrid SSD-HDD Unification Program. It basically
combines your SSD and HDD into one storage, optimizing use of both
respective to their strengths. Apple claims that the 2013 Refresh
versions of iMac will be upto 50% faster! This concludes the highlights
of the Apple iMac 2013 Refresh.

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