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.
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.
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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Written by: Giuliano de Leon.