Alleged Next-Gen Intel Core i9-Powered iMac Benchmarks Leak Online

As spotted by Tom’s Hardware, performance benchmarks of a possible Core i9-powered iMac with 10910 Comet Lake CPU and an AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 65GB of RAM have appeared on Ashes of the Singularity.

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Intel’s Core i9-10910 processor, which is rumoured to be exclusively sold to Apple, features 8 cores, 16 threads, a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, and a max turbo boost of 5 GHz flat. It also includes a configurable TDP of 95W-125W which further confirms it is targeted towards an iMac.

For benchmark results, the Core i9-10910 system scored an average frame rate of 41.7, however, the specific resolution used is unknown.

What’s interesting about this benchmark score is the GPU used in the system, a Radeon Pro RX 5700 XT. This is the first we’ve heard of such a GPU, so we wouldn’t be surprised if this is another Mac exclusive, presumably for the new iMac. If we had to guess, the Radeon Pro 5700 XT is simply a Pro model of the 5700 XT with a lower TDP.

But with all the contradicting info suggesting that Apple will feature its new M1ARM-based chips in its upcoming iMac, does this mean Intel and Apple silicon will co-exist?

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