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

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

  1. mortenjensen macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    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?

  2. Jack Burton macrumors 6502a

    Jack Burton

    Feb 27, 2015
    Intel Coffeelake CPUs coming out early next month would seem a good fit for an update next year.
  3. mortenjensen thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2012
    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/
    - 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.

    --- 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


    Mar 23, 2015
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    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

    Mar 19, 2012
    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 :).

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