iMac Retina 5K 27-inch Late 2014 Datasheet

iMac Retina 5K 27-inch
Source: apple.com – iMac Retina 5K 27-inch

The Apple iMac Retina 5K 27-inch Late 2014 is a personal computer designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2014 to 2015 as part of the iMac series. The computer was introduced on October 16, 2014, and its price started at $2,499.

The new iMac features a 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5 or 4.0 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, 27-inch glossy high-resolution Retina 5K LED-backlit IPS LCD Display, 1 TB Fusion Drive, Slim aluminum housing, Ambient Light Sensor, FaceTime HD video camera, Thunderbolt 2 ports, USB 3.0 ports, an SDHC card slot, and 2 GB AMD Radeon R9 M290X graphics in the base model.

On May 19, 2015, the price of this iMac in both options has been reduced by $200.

This iMac has been discontinued on October 13, 2015. Today iMac Retina 5K 27-inch Late 2014 is 9 years old!

iMac Retina 5K 27-inch Late 2014 Details

IntroducedOctober 16, 2014 – 9 years ago
DiscontinuedOctober 13, 2015 – 8 years ago
Last Software UpdateSeptember 11, 2023 – 9 months ago
Time on the Market362 days (11 months)
Time of Support106 months (8 years)
Model IdentifieriMac15,1
Model NumberA1419
Order NumberMF886LL/A
Original Price$2,499 (Core i5) from May 19, 2015 reduced to $2,299
$2,749 (Core i7) from May 19, 2015 reduced to $2,549
Weight21 Ibs.
9.525 KG
Dimensions20.3” H x 25.6” W x 8” D
51.56 cm H x 65.02 cm W x 20.32 cm D

iMac 27-inch Tech Specs


ProcessorIntel Core i5 4690 “Haswell” (3.5 GHz)
Intel Core i7 4790K “Haswell” (4.0 GHz)
Processor Speed3.5 GHz
4.0 GHz
Maximum Processor SpeedUp to 3.9 GHz (Core i5)
Up to 4.4 GHz (Core i7)
Number of Cores4
System BusIntel Direct Media Interface (DMI) 5 GT/s
Cache6 MB L3 (Core i5)
8 MB L3 (Core i7)

Storage & Media

Storage1 TB Fusion Drive
3 TB Fusion Drive
256 GB SSD
512 GB SSD
Media1 – MacBook Air SuperDrive (Optional)


Built-in Memory8 GB
Maximum Memory32 GB
Memory Slots4 – PC3-12800 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM 1600 MHz
Interleaving SupportYes


Built-in Display27″ IPS LED-backlit LCD high-resolution Retina 5K glossy widescreen Display
Display GlassStandard
Pixel Density218 ppi
Resolutions5120 x 2880


Graphics CardAMD Radeon R9 M290X
AMD Radeon R9 M295X
Graphics Memory2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM (AMD Radeon R9 M290X)
4 GB GDDR5 SDRAM (AMD Radeon R9 M295X)
Display Connection2 – Thunderbolt (Support for up to two Thunderbolt displays)
Display ModesDual display extended, video mirroring, AirPlay, and Target Display
External ResolutionUp to 4096 x 2160 pixels at 60 Hz
CameraFaceTime HD


Expansion Slots1 – Secure Digital (SDXC)
Hard Drive Interface1 – 6 Gbps Serial ATA (SATA)
1 – 5.0 GT/s PCIe x2


Ethernet10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45)
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
USB4 – Up to 5 Gbps
Thunderbolt2 – Thunderbolt 2 (Up to 20 Gbps)
Audio In1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
2 – Microphones
Audio Out1 – 3.5-mm analog/optical combo jack
2 – Speakers
Display2 – Thunderbolt (Support for up to two Thunderbolt displays)

Keyboard and Mouse

PeripheralsApple Wireless Aluminum Keyboard
Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad


Original OSOS X 10.10
Later OSOS X 10.10.2
Maximum OSmacOS 11.7.10
FirmwareIntel Extensible Firmware Interface
Unlock with Apple WatchSupported with macOS Sierra (Apple Watch (1st generation), Apple Watch Series 1, and Apple Watch Series 2)
macOS High Sierra or later (Apple Watch Series 3 or later)
Bundled SoftwareOS X 10.10


Backup Battery3 V CR2032 Lithium
Maximum Continuous Power310 W
Line Voltage100-240 V AC

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Disclaimer: The data presented in this article is under continuous development and has been manually collected from various sources based on their availability. The author of this article may revise this dataset as additional research is conducted and reviewed. Please note that the information is provided “as is” and “as available” without express or implied warranties. The author cannot be held responsible for any omissions, inaccuracies, or errors in the published information. Any warranties relating to this information are hereby disclaimed.