Big iMac News: Less Heft, More Kepler

by Rene Haas

Apple consistently demonstrates its knack for designing exciting new products that are thinner and lighter, and deliver more performance than the generation they replace. And the all new iMac follows that trend.

Within Apple’s slim new 21.5- and 27-inch iMacs are NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, based on our new Kepler-class architecture, which helps make them up to 60 percent faster than last year’s models. This follows news in June that Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display uses Kepler GeForce GPUs.

The new 27-inch iMac offers the GeForce GTX 660M as its base GPU, with even faster GeForce GTX 675MX or GeForce GTX 680MX GPUs available. The 21.5-inch model comes with the GeForce GT 640M GPU, with an available upgrade to the GeForce GT 650M GPU.

Apple is synonymous with top-performance, high-quality products, so we suspect that it’s no coincidence that the new iMac uses GeForce. Kepler’s unprecedented performance and incredible power efficiency make it a great fit for the sleek new iMac.