Latest iMac have haswell?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 212rikanmofo, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    I plan on getting the new iMac 27", if I order one now, will it be haswell or ivy bridge?

    Also should I wait for the new refresh, I am hoping to see an iMac with retina screen.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    haswell has not been announced for iMac. If you order one now you'll get ivy brige.
    haswell is thought to be coming in October for iMac/MBPs, but not definite.
    I can't imagine a "retina" screen on an iMac yet.
     
  3. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    The iMac 27" technically has the highest res display you can get on any desktop (most 27" monitors are 2560x1440). A Retina screen would wear thin on modern GPUs.

    Also, Haswell is not that of an improvement performance-wise.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    As adder says, Haswell is not much performance improvement. This is particularly true for a desktop that is plugged in all the time.
     
  5. 212rikanmofo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well I returned the 15" mbp and ordered a custom iMac online. Hope I made the right decision. The only thing I like about the mbp was the retina display, but I experienced sluggish scrolling with it.
     

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