Apple iMac 2017 Could Come With Xeon Processor, ECC RAM, and NVMe Storage

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iMac 2017 with Intel Xeon processor

Apple fans have been waiting for the new iMac for more than a year now. The last time the company made changes to the all-in-one computer was back in 2016 when it released the Retina display iMac. Now, consumers are expecting the iMac 2017 to come later this year as Apple already made the announcement for it. In line with this, some new information about the iMac 2017 surfaced online ahead of the supposed release this year.

According to the blog Pike’s Universum, the iMac 2017 will have a brand new set of specs on its release, on top of which is the Intel Xeon E3-1285 v6 CPU paired with 16GB of ECC memory. It is interesting to note that this type of processor is not out yet. It is not even listed in the Intel Ark website. Furthermore, this will be the first time that the iMac will support ECC memory. There are no details that the iMac 2017 will still have non-ECC RAM support. The blog also mentioned that the iMac 2017 will have a maximum memory capacity of 64GB.

Another thing mentioned in the blog is the upcoming iMac’s support for NVMe storage that can go as much as 2TB. Also, there will be support for Thunderbolt 3 as well as second generation USB 3.1.

iMac 2017 with Intel Xeon processor

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On the graphics side of things, the blog said that the iMac 2017 will also be able to support virtual reality or VR. If this is the case, the AMD graphics card would be something like the AMD Radeon R9 290X or quite possibly the AMD Radeon R9 390X. It will be quite a push for Apple to use the latest AMD Radeon RX480 due to power constraints.

Lastly, it seems that the iMac 2017 will also sport a new keyboard, according to the blog. While it did not clearly specify what the keyboard would be, one can speculate that it might have support for Touch Bar and Touch ID features. This is due to the fact that Apple was just granted a patent for the technology.

Readers are urged to take these bits and pieces about the iMac 2017 with a grain of salt. These, as they say, are nothing but rumors. Nevertheless, since Apple has already confirmed the arrival of the new iMac, consumers can expect them to arrive later this year. For more updates on the iMac 2017, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.

Also Read: Apple Not Releasing Mac Pro Upgrade This Year; Promises Improvements on Next Cycle

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