What you need to know
- Some owners of 2020 iMacs are reporting strange graphical glitches.
- It seems to impact iMacs with the AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT GPU.
- There's no fix for it just yet.
Several owners of 2020 iMacs have reported strange graphical glitches on their screens and it doesn't seem to be related to heat or system load. It does seem to only affect iMacs with the AMD Radeon Pro 5700 XT GPU, however.
@AppleSupport Do you know why is this screen tearing happening on the new imac 5k 2020 10core 5700xt? pic.twitter.com/lh6BuIbKCe@AppleSupport Do you know why is this screen tearing happening on the new imac 5k 2020 10core 5700xt? pic.twitter.com/lh6BuIbKCe— AlexD (@AlexD11115100) August 30, 2020August 30, 2020
According to one person, the issue doesn't seem to be related to system load and the rest of the computer functions without any issues.
The Radeon Pro 5700 XT GPU is the only thing in common across all of the iMacs that are displaying graphical issues and it's hoped that this can be fixed in software. All eyes are now on Apple to see if things can get ironed out sooner rather than later.
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