Apple Allegedly Retaining Intel Processors, iMac 2021 Benchmark Suggests; Core i9 and Radeon Pro 5700 XT Surfaces!
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Apple Allegedly Retaining Intel Processors, iMac 2021 Benchmark Suggests; Core i9 and Radeon Pro 5700 XT Surfaces!
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iMac 2021 benchmark reveals that Apple might still use Intel processors in its next-gen Apple computers. The latest benchmark showed that there will a new Intel Core i9-10910 CPU and an AMD Radeon Pro 5700XT chip.

Apple Allegedly Retaining Intel Processors, iMac 2021 Benchmark Suggests; Core i9 and Radeon Pro 5700 XT Surfaces!
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SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 05: The new iMac Pro is displayed during the 2017 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 5, 2017 in San Jose, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the five-day WWDC with announcements of a a new operating system, a new iPad Pro and a the HomePod, a music speaker and home assistant. WWDC runs through June 9.

According to TechRadar's latest report, the leaked processors suggest that Intel's chips could still be supplied to the tech giant manufacturer. The new rumor is very different from the previous speculations.

Recently, Apple is believed to be ditching Intel since it already released its latest in-house chip, which is the M1 processor. Many sources explained that Apple's switching to its own processor would help the company to slim down the iMac considerably because of the reduced cooling requirements of the more efficient M1 chip.

However, the latest benchmark revealed that Apple might stick with Intel for a few more years.

What the latest iMac benchmark revealed

Toms Hardware's latest report explained that the new processor, Intel Core i9-10910, which was released several months ago, is exclusively offered to Apple.

Apple Allegedly Retaining Intel Processors, iMac 2021 Benchmark Suggests; Core i9 and Radeon Pro 5700 XT Surfaces!
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LONDON - DECEMBER 27: People are seen behind the Apple logo in Apple's flagship London retail store on Regent Street on December 27, 2006 in London, England. With many stores open for the first time since Christmas Eve, bargain hunters are searching for the best buys as the post-Christmas sales get under way.

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This processor features 16 threads, a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, 8 cores,  and a 5 GHz flat max turbo boost. It also includes a configurable TDP of 95W-125W. This feature simply shows that the new processor is focused on compact systems.

It is also faster 10% faster than the closest chip to it, which is Core i9-10900. On the other hand, speculations confirmed that the benchmark used a Radeon Pro RX 5700 XT. This is also considered the first time that this kind of GPU has surfaced.

How well the new chips perform?

The latest iMac benchmark showed a system that packs an Intel Core i9-10910, a 10-core, 20-thread desktop CPU. Although this is the case, the benchmark didn't specify how well the new chips perform.

But, the processors' performances were already revealed in a previous Geekbench 5 scores. On the other hand, speculations stated that the 2021 iMac is expected to have a major design update.

Rumors also claimed that the new computer will feature an all-new 23-inch screen and Pro Display-like bezels. As of the moment, all of these are still speculations. It is still important to wait for further announcements from Apple.

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