Apple Launches iMac With Coffee Lake and Vega

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  1. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

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    Today, Apple updated its iMac lineup with 9th generation Intel processors and AMD Vega graphics. The 21.5 inch iMac now sports up to 6 cores, while the 27 inch iMac gets what's presumably a fully enabled 8-core Coffee Lake die. Apple also says they're they're offering "Radeon Pro Vega graphics" in both the 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs. The subtext reveals that the smaller iMac has an optional "Vega 20" graphics card, while the larger one features the long-rumored Radeon Pro Vega 48. It's not clear if we'll ever see desktop gaming versions of these Vega GPUs, but some people have already pointed out that smaller Vega GPUs could cut into sales for the recently-launched RX 590.

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  3. hlfbkd420

    hlfbkd420 Limp Gawd

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    My 5k iMac circa 2014 is still chugging nicely along with an i5 and old school Radeon. Plays the games I want to play on it just fine..
     
  4. Joust

    Joust 2[H]4U

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    Crushin' candy like a boss.
     
  5. RealBeast

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    Just sitting here quietly having just read Kyle's post. Good luck man.
     
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  6. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hmm I dunno. Maybe Oregon Trail?:confused:
     
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  7. TonyZ

    TonyZ Limp Gawd

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    I have a 2009 iMac (got from my dad after they got a new mac mini last year) that works great after upgrading the mem from the original 2gb to 8gb and swapping in a SSD. Granted I dont use it to play games, but it is zippier than the Mac Mini that replaced it for sure. Only bad thing is it's limited to an older OS due to Apple's planned obsolescence tactics...
     
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    purple_monster Limp Gawd

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    is that an april 1 joke? i havent read enough here to know.
     
  9. SamuelL421

    SamuelL421 Limp Gawd

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    Doesn't sound like it, that date though...

    If it is true, I wonder which party picked that date? If Kyle chose that, well played sir.
     
  10. nutzo

    nutzo [H]ardness Supreme

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    At least to could upgrade the ram, unlike many of the newer Mac's...… They wanted to make sure there was no way around that planned obsolescence.
     
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  11. TonyZ

    TonyZ Limp Gawd

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    The new laptops are the worst... No mem or storage upgrades available whatsoever. I have one like that from my employer and its from 2015, I would never personally purchase one...
     
  12. daglesj

    daglesj [H]ardness Supreme

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    If anyone calls in asking for repairs or help with most Macs especially the newer laptops I just turn them away.
     
  13. Exavior

    Exavior [H]ardForum Junkie

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    normally a coffee lake is not something you want anywhere near your electronics. What's next, electrical fire?
     
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    katanaD [H]ard|Gawd

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    oh please... :rolleyes:
     
  15. hlfbkd420

    hlfbkd420 Limp Gawd

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    LOL :) I play Rocket League mainly on it when all other gaming devices are occupied. It also plays Hitman, Doom, Quake, all quite well and I don't mean the originals :)