- Tram Ho
Recently on the Geekbench benchmark page, people have found information about an iMac that has not been announced by Apple. Unexpected? The iMac still uses Intel chips, instead of Apple’s chips, as some would expect
Specifically, this iMac is equipped with Intel Core i9-10910 chip. This is a chip of Intel’s latest Comet Lake line, integrated 10 cores, 20 threads, LMB 20MB cache. It has a base clock of 3.6Ghz, but can Turbo Boost up to 4.7Ghz.
Some experts say the Core i9-10910 is a special version of the Core i9-10900, which Apple “ordered” from Intel and can run at higher clock speeds.
Besides the new chip, this iMac also owns a relatively strange GPU, which is the Radeon Pro 5300. This is a GPU that has not been announced by AMD, and most likely it is the “desktop” version of the Radeon Pro 5300M. Apple is using it on current MacBook Pro models.
Information about this iMac model as a confirmation that Apple has not completely “broken” with Intel. A few weeks ago at WWDC, Apple said it would switch to using its own developed chips on Macs and stop using Intel chips. However, Apple also said that this process will take up to 2 years, and during this period, they will continue to launch new Mac models on the Intel platform.
According to expert Ming-Chi Kuo, new iMac models with chips developed by Apple will appear in late 2020 or early 2021. But according to this expert, from now until that time, Apple will have Update new versions of iMac models running Intel chips. Chances are, these iMac models, which include the leaked model above, will be the last iMacs running Apple’s Intel chips.
Source : Genk