27-in 5K3K iMac coming soon !

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JustMartin

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That article actually points back to a forum thread on this site. So, not what I could call convincing.
 

Suture

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That's some fine journalism. :)

The only thing I expect of Apple is for the rumors to be 99% false.
 

AppleDroid

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a 4k/5k iMac with an IPS (not crappy TN) display would up the cost about $500-$800 per unit. I've only seen the NEC in a 27in size for 4k, IPS, around $1299 for the monitor alone. All the cheaper displays are 24in and then the IPS goes up to 32in and cost a couple grand.
 

cgc

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I bet if Apple made a 5K iMac they'd stick an nVidia 750M in it to save a few bucks /s
 
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thedeske

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I suspect that all these rumors feed off the same original source
Every day in fact. One glance on any given day at macsurfer.com will confirm this long habit. The same speculation is pasted across 20 places. Source? Most times it's someone floating something till it gets edited to look like some bit of news.
 

lJoSquaredl

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Wouldn't they just turn the iMac into one line? Have them all be 21.5 or 24 inches and have the scaled resolutions, so u could have like 1080p, 1440p and whatever higher resolution scaled on one iMac? Seems like that's how they did the rMBP and got rid of the 17 inch, that'd prolly work here too.
 

Moonjumper

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Wouldn't they just turn the iMac into one line? Have them all be 21.5 or 24 inches and have the scaled resolutions, so u could have like 1080p, 1440p and whatever higher resolution scaled on one iMac? Seems like that's how they did the rMBP and got rid of the 17 inch, that'd prolly work here too.
The 17" MBP wasn't selling enough to keep it going, but they still have 2 sizes. The 21.5" and 27" iMacs both seem to be selling well. The iMac screen sizes have grown over time, if sizes were to change, they will get bigger, maybe 24" and 30". But the appearance of the 27" retina spec panel means an increase in resolution, not size.

I'm really looking forward to a retina iMac, although it would have been nice to see a return to 16:10 aspect ratio. 5120x3200 (retina 2560x1600) at 30" would be amazing.
 

mrmarts

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A 4 or 5K display is looking highly likely, and will serve beneficial to the Mac Pro. I doubt will see any iMac's with a 4k display this year, so don't keep your hopes up.
 

Serban

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wow...nice increase...even from 880M...so i guess from 780M to 980M will be almost 60% more performance

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980M is close to the 780M SLI....very very nice...i think 980M it will not be an MX version because it is a beast as it is already

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i really hope for an October iMac with 980M introduction

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i wonder if it got 8 gb vRAM and i think its on 384 bit
 

skadd

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Quick question; Will it be unveiled with a keynote? What about the next iPad?
 

MattInOz

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Curious as the why it's assumed to use a nVidia GPU.
Why wouldn't they use the same daughter card style as the newMacPro and go with AMD GPU's?

Say a lower spec D100 with upgrade options of the D300 , D500.
 

zarf2007

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Curious as the why it's assumed to use a nVidia GPU.
Why wouldn't they use the same daughter card style as the newMacPro and go with AMD GPU's?

Say a lower spec D100 with upgrade options of the D300 , D500.
arent those desktop GPUs? I doubt they would use anything but mobile GPUs due to cooling etc and the 980M (or even better if they do an MX version just for apple) would be more likely and give a decent performance boost...
 

MattInOz

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arent those desktop GPUs? I doubt they would use anything but mobile GPUs due to cooling etc and the 980M (or even better if they do an MX version just for apple) would be more likely and give a decent performance boost...
Yes but according to Apple documentation the power draw on the new Mac Pro at load is on par with the current iMacs at load.

Which make me wonder with power draw of the screen instead of second GPU and lower power but still desktop CPU add redesign to use research done for the thermal core why the iMac couldn't share parts with the Mac Pro.
 

omenatarhuri

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Curious as the why it's assumed to use a nVidia GPU.
Why wouldn't they use the same daughter card style as the newMacPro and go with AMD GPU's?

Say a lower spec D100 with upgrade options of the D300 , D500.
It's a different market. The Dxxx are for pro use. Geforce/Radeon line for consumers. Why they don't use Radeon? Because NVIDIA seems to be doing much better these days especially performance per watt which is important for thin Apple cases.
 

yjchua95

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It's a different market. The Dxxx are for pro use. Geforce/Radeon line for consumers. Why they don't use Radeon? Because NVIDIA seems to be doing much better these days especially performance per watt which is important for thin Apple cases.
Not just that. Remember Radeongate that hit the Sandy Bridge line of 27" iMacs and 15"/17" MBPs?
 

MattInOz

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It's a different market. The Dxxx are for pro use. Geforce/Radeon line for consumers. Why they don't use Radeon? Because NVIDIA seems to be doing much better these days especially performance per watt which is important for thin Apple cases.
The top half of the 27" iMac line is very much a work a day pro machine these days, well some time really. It really could use Pro level graphics as more and more big interface software can really use GPU processing days.

I know a few offices buying iMac 27 was CAD/BIM and it's Always a BTO with two main changes up the GPU and switch to extended keyboard. Well 3 more RAM (but that might be done after market).

AMD or Radeon either way pro level would be good.