iMac has always made it fast and easy to do the most amazing things. Now the fast and easy part literally doubles overnight — because the newest iMac computers are powered by the Intel Core Duo. This revolutionary bit of technology is actually two processors built into a single chip, giving iMac up to twice the horsepower it had previously. So the wows will come faster than ever before.
One giant leap for iMac
More than an evolution of processor design, Intel Core Duo is an order-of-magnitude leap forward. It’s the first Intel chip born of the new 65-nanometre process, which allows for the creation of transistors so small, you could fit a hundred inside a single human cell. With two powerful processors designed to share resources and circuitry so unimaginably small, Intel Core Duo achieves far higher levels of performance while actually consuming less power.
Software just works
In the world of iMac, nothing is complicated — even when the internal architecture advances so dramatically. So when it comes to running software on your Intel-based iMac, prepare for the expected: it just works. Applications with the Universal symbol run on either PowerPC- or Intel-based iMac computers. Most existing applications will run on your Intel-based iMac, too. Simply launch them as always. Thanks to the Rosetta technology in Mac OS X, they look and feel just like they did before 2.
- Get more information on Rosetta supported Apple software. Contact the manufacturer directly for third-party software.
- Testing conducted by Apple in December 2005 using pre-production 20-inch iMac units with 2GHz Intel Core Duo. Performance up to two times faster than iMac G5 based on estimated results of industry-standard SPECint and SPECfp rate tests. All systems ran a beta Universal version of Cinebench. All other benchmarks used beta versions of Intel compilers for Mac OS X.
- Testing conducted by Apple in December 2005 using pre-production 20-inch iMac units with 2GHz Intel Core Duo; all other systems were shipping units. All of the iMac and iMac G5 systems ran a beta Universal version of Modo. All other applications were beta versions.