The iMac "Core i5" 2.7 27-Inch Aluminum (Mid-2012) is powered by aQuad Core 2.7 GHz Intel "Core i5" I5-2500S (Sandy Bridge) processor with a dedicated 256k level 2 cache for each core and a 6 MB shared level 3 cache. In lieu of a system bus, it has a "Direct Media Interface" (DMI) that "connects between the processor and chipset" at 5 GT/s.
By default, it is configured with 16 GB of RAM (1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM), a 1 TB (7200 RPM) hard drive, a vertically-mounted slot-loading DVD±R DL "SuperDrive", and AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics with 512 MB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.
It also has a built-in "FaceTime HD" video camera and built-in stereo speakers underneath the 27" glossy 16:9 LED-backlit TFT Active Matrix LCD (2560x1440 native) display "with IPS technology".
Connectivity includes four USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire "800" port, built-in AirPort Extreme, Gigabit Ethernet, and an SDXC card slot as well as dual "Thunderbolt" ports that are backwards compatible with Mini DisplayPort and, likewise, each support an external display up to 30" (2560x1600). Thunderbolt also supports other peripherals that use the Thunderbolt standard which provides up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth in both directions.
Externally, the "Mid-2012" iMac line uses the same "edge-to-edge" glass design and "seamless all aluminum enclosure".
|Processor Speed||2.7 GHz|
|Number of Cores||Quad-Core|
|Motherboard I/O Ports||FireWire (IEEE1394b) x 1, RJ45 Lan Port x 1, USB 2.0 x 4|
|Hard Drive Capacity||1 TB|
|Hard Drive Rotation Speed||7200 RPM|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA III|
|RAM Technology||DDR3 SDRAM|
|Manufacturer''''s RAM Capacity||16 GB|
|RAM Memory Slots Qunatity||4 x DIMMs|
|Installed Cache Memory||32 KB|
|Max. Cache Memory||6 MB|
|CD / DVD|
|Optical Drive Type||DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW|
|Optical Drive Read Speed||24x (CD), 8x (DVD)|
|Optical Drive Write Speed||24x (CD), 4x (DVD+R DL), 8x (DVD+R), 8x (DVD-R)|
|Optical Drive ReWrite Speed||16x (CD-RW), 6x (DVD-RW), 8x (DVD+RW)|
|On Board Graphic Processor||AMD Radeon HD 6770M|
|Max. Video Resolution||2560 x 1600|
|Installed Video Memory||512 MB|
|Video Outputs||Dual-Link DVI x 1|
|Audio Input||Integrated Microphone, Line In (3.5mm), Optical Digital In|
|Audio Output||Headphones, Optical Digital, Speaker(s)|
|Data Link Protocol||AirPort Extreme, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n|
|Networking Type||Bluetooth, Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Dual 10/100/1000 Network Card, Integrated Wireless LAN|
|Other Features||Built In Web Camera|