It could be identical or worse if the i9 can't go up near its boost speed again after being throttled. The iMac Pro can at least let the CPU raise its clock speed higher before being throttled again.I've seen a lot of talk about cooling and throttling....does this mean that if apple didn't change the cooling system for the iMac, then an i5 might perform as good as a "throttled" i9?
I've seen a lot of talk about cooling and throttling....does this mean that if apple didn't change the cooling system for the iMac, then an i5 might perform as good as a "throttled" i9?
Exactly and until then I wouldn’t even consider placing an orderI look forward to to an iFixit teardown to show Apple took design changes into account on the new iMacs to either adopt an iMac Pro like config or slap a larger heat spreader onto the i9 model.
still the i9 has that thermal paste integrated, the i5 9th gen that is only available into the highest imac default "3.7 ghz 6C" the rest being 8th gen has 91W but separate thermal pasteBut I believe the 9th generation i5 (9600k, used in the new iMac) also uses different cooling (ie. solder and heat spreader) than the previous generation cpus. You're comparing the 9th generation i9 to 8th generation i7 in the graph.
I got the i5 3.8Ghz 2017 iMac and I have regretted it for my video encoding with FCPX. Now the new i5 has more cores. Would the i9 still be best even if it does throttle?
That's the million dollar question we are waiting for the tech reviewers to answer
I wish I got the i7 for the additional performance. I don’t like the iMac Pro due to lack of QuickSync for video encoding.