Ordered Late 2015 27 Retina iMac Thread

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Just ordered 27" iMac Retina 4.0GHz i7 (6th Generation) with 512SSD (2.5 times faster than previous generation) Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 AMD R9 395X on Tuesday 9:35 EST Arrival Available t ship 3-5 Business Days arrival October 23rd-27th
 
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Just purchased:
27" iMac 4.0 GHz i7, 8GB RAM (will upgrade myself to 32GB), M395X, 512 SSD, Magic Trackpad 2
Expected delivery Oct 22-24
 
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27", 4Ghz, 8GB Ram, 256 SSD, M395X. Delivers 10/20 - 10/22.

Also need to figure out what RAM is compatible so I can grab 32GB. I had a tiny hope it would take DDR4 or DDR3, but the slot appears to be different so that's not looking good.
 
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27", 4Ghz, 8GB Ram, 256 SSD, M395X. Delivers 10/20 - 10/22.

Also need to figure out what RAM is compatible so I can grab 32GB. I had a tiny hope it would take DDR4 or DDR3, but the slot appears to be different so that's not looking good.
What do you mean the slot is different? Pics?

It's skylake so it should support DDR4 just fine.
 
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The Doctor11

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I will be ordering this one as soon as I get home! I've waited a long time for this, and I'm so excited that Apple updated the 5k today. I was really thinking they wouldn't!

Ordered at: 6:06 PM EST
Expected Delivery: In store pickup Tuesday 27th
 
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Just placed my order for a BTO 27inch. Due to arrive next week. My 2008 24 inch has served me well (still going strong). Hopefully the new one will last as long.
 
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syndr0me

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What do you mean the slot is different? Pics?

It's skylake so it should support DDR4 just fine.
In looking at pictures of the actual slot that DDR4 uses, it appears the notch in the memory module is in a different place, and that it has a different pin configuration.
 
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This is what I have now: 24" 2007 iMac 2.4GHz intel core 2 duo, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM with ATi Radeon 1TB HD 2600 Pro 256 MB. My capacity is 749.3 GB of which I am using 77.95GB.

This is what I am considering: 27" 5K Retina iMac with the 4.0 GHz quad core, 512GB flash storage and 8GB memory which I will probably upgrade to 16 myself.

I know pretty much anything I get will be a big improvement. My one big question is the processor choice. Am I better off with the 3.2GHz considering I am not a big power user (seldom have more than one application running at a time) and saving the $300? This is my Christmas present to myself and probably the last iMac I will be buying (retiring next year). Just want to be sure I have covered my bases. Thanks so much for any help.
 
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xgman

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Just ordered 27" iMac Retina 4.0GHz i7 with 1TB-SSD Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2 AMD R9 395X on Tuesday Arrival Available to ship 3-5 Business Days arrival October 19th-21st
Ordered Crucial 32gb ram at around $158 total.

(now probably have some selling to do to fund this)
 
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VERY HAPPY, I just ordered my mid-level Retina 27 inch for pick up at the Christiana, DE store tomorrow. Saving about $150 on sales tax, and another $100 with the education discount. Picking her up tomorrow morning, since I am from NJ.
 
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Well this is what I got:
Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 5.47.02 PM.png

Plus I got 8GB ram to add from OWC (68.00). Pretty happy especially since I have been waiting since 2007 using 24" 2007 iMac 2.4GHz intel core 2 duo, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM with ATi Radeon 1TB HD 2600 Pro 256 MB.
For what I do (email, internet, Photoshop elements, photomechanic, a few games) I figured it was a pretty huge improvement, especially since this may be the last iMac I buy since I am retiring next March.
 
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Ordered the 27" iMac Retina 4.0GHz i7, 4GB Ram, 1TB SSD, AMD R9 395X 4GB, Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.
Delivery October 19th-21st

Now I just need to find 32GB ram, anyone have links to some that should work ?
 
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delivery 27-29th October

Also in the "hope DDR4 will work" camp. Plan to upgrade to 32GB DDR4 or if not supported DDR3.

I recently sold my iMac 27 retina fully speced.
 
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slayerizer

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4GHz
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M395 2GB
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delivery 27-29th October

Also in the "hope DDR4 will work" camp. Plan to upgrade to 32GB DDR4 or if not supported DDR3.

I recently sold my iMac 27 retina fully speced.
DDR4 won't work in this, the memory socket is different.
 
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Ordered the 27" iMac Retina 4.0GHz i7, 4GB Ram, 1TB SSD, AMD R9 395X 4GB, Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2.
Delivery October 19th-21st

Now I just need to find 32GB ram, anyone have links to some that should work ?
This is where I got mine (I've bought from them before and had no problems). I called them just to be sure it was compatible with today's release and the very nice customer service rep said it was.
https://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/iMac/Retina-5K2015/DDR3L
 
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syndr0me

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Yeah, not looking like DDR4 is gonna be an option.

Edit: Trying to verify for SODIMM.
 

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AlifTheUnseen

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You guys surely have nervous triggerfingers…. ;-)

After the heat/throttling/noise-gate of the last RiMac you're ordering before anything is out there concerning these issues?

I'll most probably plan to go with a i7-6700K, 16 GB, 512 GB and the M395X, PROVIDED the heat issue is not as dramatic as with the Rev.1 RiMacs. I'd like to replace my 2010 21.5" iMac

I am still unhappy with the offering - I think not only does Apple milk the customers (which I find a morally repulsive strategy, given their enormous pile of cash they are sitting on and not paying an adequate amount of taxes for, compared to other companies…), it's just clearly in the sun to see for everyone that Apple follows an upselling strategy… driving people to spend more than they actually would like, to remedy some of the biggest 'bad design' issues, such as the 5400 rpm HDD which is still standard in the lower models.

But even the lion in the iMac jungle is not resoundingly convincing. No Thunderbolt 3, no USB-C, no SSD (ok, a 2 TB Fusion Drive, at last) - and an GPU I don't know what the advantages are wrt the M295X. We have PC laptops out there with desktopgrade GPUs, why not have an Apple desktop with a desktopgrade GPU?

Ah sorry, I forgot, we absolutely need these thin edges…. I'm still working on my 2010 iMac today which has approx. 1" sides… it has a tremendous negative impact on my workspace environment and general wellbeing… ;-)
 
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This is what I have now: 24" 2007 iMac 2.4GHz intel core 2 duo, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM with ATi Radeon 1TB HD 2600 Pro 256 MB. My capacity is 749.3 GB of which I am using 77.95GB.

This is what I am considering: 27" 5K Retina iMac with the 4.0 GHz quad core, 512GB flash storage and 8GB memory which I will probably upgrade to 16 myself.

I know pretty much anything I get will be a big improvement. My one big question is the processor choice. Am I better off with the 3.2GHz considering I am not a big power user (seldom have more than one application running at a time) and saving the $300? This is my Christmas present to myself and probably the last iMac I will be buying (retiring next year). Just want to be sure I have covered my bases. Thanks so much for any help.
Well, based on the fact that you seem to be still working on a 2007 iMac and didn't so far have enough pressure that you upgraded to a 2013 or 2014 iMac, I'll predict you'll be pretty happy with the non-upgraded 3.2 GHz CPU. Your system will be so much more snappy than the 2007 iMac that you will be a very happy one. Just make sure that you choose an iMac with at least a Fusion Drive, but you seem to go to pure SSD, which improves general speed much more than the CPU choice, given that you are no power user based on your post.

You will be giving yourself a nice Christmas present. There are some problems with this iMac edition (see the various posts, including mine just above), but as far as I can judge your situation, I think you'll be very happy.

I nevertheless suggest to invest in AppleCare - of the 4 iMacs I had so far, 2 died of thermal problems, and last year's edition had severe heat issues - we don't know about this late-2015 edition.

Edit: maybe this will give some more details wrt the CPU difference - it will be HUGE, even for the 3.2 GHz model - I think you have the Intel Core2Duo E6600 @2.4 GHz:
http://www.techspot.com/article/1039-ten-years-intel-cpu-compared/
 
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You guys surely have nervous triggerfingers…. ;-)

After the heat/throttling/noise-gate of the last RiMac you're ordering before anything is out there concerning these issues?

I'll most probably plan to go with a i7-6700K, 16 GB, 512 GB and the M395X, PROVIDED the heat issue is not as dramatic as with the Rev.1 RiMacs. I'd like to replace my 2010 21.5" iMac

I am still unhappy with the offering - I think not only does Apple milk the customers (which I find a morally repulsive strategy, given their enormous pile of cash they are sitting on and not paying an adequate amount of taxes for, compared to other companies…), it's just clearly in the sun to see for everyone that Apple follows an upselling strategy… driving people to spend more than they actually would like, to remedy some of the biggest 'bad design' issues, such as the 5400 rpm HDD which is still standard in the lower models.

But even the lion in the iMac jungle is not resoundingly convincing. No Thunderbolt 3, no USB-C, no SSD (ok, a 2 TB Fusion Drive, at last) - and an GPU I don't know what the advantages are wrt the M295X. We have PC laptops out there with desktopgrade GPUs, why not have an Apple desktop with a desktopgrade GPU?

Ah sorry, I forgot, we absolutely need these thin edges…. I'm still working on my 2010 iMac today which has approx. 1" sides… it has a tremendous negative impact on my workspace environment and general wellbeing… ;-)
You know, there is nothing in your post I can deny. It doesn't have USB-C which I really wanted, It doesn't have thunderbolt 3, GPU isn't as nice as it should be because of the simple face that the computer needs to be paper thing despite it not making any "real world" difference on my desk. But I bought one the very second I got the chance, because its MOSTLY what I wanted. The problem is not having USB-C today doesn't bring down customer sat today. Its a feature proofing thing.

And I'm not too worried about the head issues as Skylake should relieve that a bit.
 
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