Apple iMac 2013 Launches with Haswell Processors and Iris Pro Graphics.

Usman Pirzada

Apple has just refreshed its iMac lineup with the 2013 refresh. Updates include a much faster Haswell Processor, Iris Pro integrated graphics and Nvidia 700 Series Dedicated Graphic Cards. Its a significant refresh and will probably lead to increased sales this year.

Apple iMac 2013 - Of Haswell Processors, Iris Pro Graphics, Nvidia 700 series and Fusion Drive

The iMac 2013 refresh from Apple comes in two variants as per the norm. The 21.5 Inch Variant and the larger 27 Inch Variant. iMac users will have the choice between Iris Pro Integrated Graphics only or a Dediated Nvidia 700 Series Mobile Chip set.

"The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation.* Customers looking for the ultimate in performance can upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4GB of video memory."

So basically the Apple iMac 2013 Refresh will ship with a minimum config of 21.5 Inch, 2.7 Ghz (C i5) and Iris Pro Graphics. The Maximum configuration would be a Quad Core i7 with Nvidia GTX 780m Dedicated Graphics Solution. The set is as always a pretty decent set of hardware with no bottlenecks and optimization and apart from the fact that it is an iMac (i'm kidding) seems to have nothing wrong with its basic build. Here's the graphic benchmarks (given by Apple):

Applie iMac 2013 Nvidia Another noteworthy improvement is the Fusion Drive performance increase. Fusion Drive is a Hybrid SSD-HDD Unification Program. It basically combines your SSD and HDD into one storage, optimizing use of both respective to their strengths. Apple claims that the 2013 Refresh versions of iMac will be upto 50% faster! This concludes the highlights of the Apple iMac 2013 Refresh.


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