When is the next Intel-cpu slated for the iMac released?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mortenjensen, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. mortenjensen macrumors regular

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    Hi all,
    Is it reasonable to expect a refreshment of the iMac in the Spring of 2018? I have kind of gone lost in the intel road map. As I undertand it, there a new delay has recently been announced. But is this not for the one after the next? Are we not to expect another refreshment of the current design before moving to a new cpu-design?

    All in all: If apple only releases an iMac-refreshment when a new cpu is ready, when will this be the earliest, then?

    Morten
     
  2. Jack Burton macrumors 6502a

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    Intel Coffeelake CPUs coming out early next month would seem a good fit for an update next year.
     
  3. mortenjensen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I just see that macrumors have updated their page on the iMac with this information just now with reference to this page: http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...el-Unveils-8th-Gen-Intel(R)-CoreTM-Processor/
    So:
    - 7th. gen = Kaby lake, what we have now.
    - 8th. gen = Coffee lake, available from October the 5th 2017.
    - 9th. gen = Cannnonlake, delayed until late 2018: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/20/intel-cannonlake-end-of-2018-delay/.
    - 10th. gen = Ice lake, coming shortly thereafter.

    This really speaks for an early 2018 update of the regular iMac. It will be interesting to see if this is just a refreshment or if the rumors of a redesign are solid.

    Morten
    --- Post Merged, Sep 28, 2017 ---
    This page also explains the confusion around Intel's lineup: https://www.macrumors.com/2017/08/15/intel-ice-lake-chips/
     
  4. loekf macrumors 6502a

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    Also don't forget the AMD refresh to Vega. I think Navi won't arrive until end 2018 and then initially for high-end.

    So yes, March 2018 is likely with Coffee Lake CPUs and AMD Vega GPUs.

    Unless you need a iMac asap... of course we still get the iMac Pro somewhere before Xmas ;-)
     
  5. mortenjensen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, no, I am holding out. I know from experience how bad it feels to buy a mac and then to see a refreshment announced some months later :). Also, I would like apple to work on the noise issue which seems to bother quite a few. Perhaps they will let the cooling system from the iMac pro find its way into the iMac. That would be great :).
    Morten
     

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