New iMac 2016 Specs Leaked

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  1. Sirmausalot macrumors 6502a

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    Best Buy briefly listed a 27" iMac with 32GB memory and 7th Gen i7 and 32GB memory for $3199. If this is the real deal, it is a Kaby Lake processor which might offer 'up to 20% performance increase" over the current Skylake chips. Also, I think that's the end of a dedicated GPU as the integrated one in Kaby might be robust enough to power the 5k screen, handle 4k encoding and decoding and perhaps we can finally get 4k content to our iMacs (or at least the people with the new iMac). Real world performance: we'll see. I suspect this rumor is true and we'll see the new iMacs announced next week and actually shipping in November.
     
  2. Illusionator macrumors newbie

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    The author of the article you're citing noted some red flags that tended to make him believe it wasn't true.
     
  3. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    Oh lord.

    Of course it's not the end of the dedicated gpu, that would be the end of the iMac!

    I personally don't believe that leak at all, it has an m380, which can't even run the thing.

    It was probably a typo or simple mistake and all these stupid websites are trying to get clicks off it.

    What is much more likely is we will see a dGPU upgrade, with the AMD Polaris gpus.
     
  4. danielwsmithee macrumors 65816

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    Best Buy posted an iMac with the exact specs of a 2015 iMac with a typo that had 7th generation instead of 6th generation written down.

    From there a bunch of clickbait articles have shown up on the web...nothing here.
     
  5. Sirmausalot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder why that model has a NEW! designation on it then?
     
  6. danielwsmithee macrumors 65816

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    Because it is a BTO configuration that Best Buy recently decided to add to their sales channel.
     
  7. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Apple does not offer the i7 CPU and R9 M380 GPU as a configuration you can order so this clearly is a mistake.
     
  8. varian55zx macrumors 6502a

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    There's nothing here.

    You've been baited by one of these preposterous websites.
     
  9. ilyasdesign37 macrumors member

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    No Nvidia Graphics card so no point wasting money on this model
     
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  11. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    Best buy still has this listed, but it is the current gen, same model number has the 6th gen (current gen) and the current GPU...so clearly just a typo. Too bad, would love a leak but BB will not know the specs until announced :(
     
  12. Sirmausalot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  13. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    Oh we will get an upgrade this year, unless Apple wants to sit on the AMD contract they established for this year...that would cost them $$$. Announcement will be near the end of this month...I'm buying asap...my current machine is too old.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    No, we should see something this year, it just won't be Kaby Lake because the chips that the iMac use are not out yet for that chipset.
     
  15. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    Intel has clammed up pretty well on the Kaby Lake chips and we know the mobile version has indeed shipped. I don't know what type Apple will use in the iMac, though most users out there will have little use for the bleeding edge CPU, after all, the lowest end Kaby Lake may be outperformed by the highest end Skylake. It would benefit Apple to have the features brought by the new Kaby Lake platform. Anyhow, we're in the dark as no one seems to really care about leaking specs for the new iMacs. The market share for something this expensive is extremely small compared to the iPhones.
     
  16. idoccurt macrumors regular

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    It's time for a little different form factor too.
     

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