The new iMac was 80% faster than its predecessor in the test GPU
22.06.2017 apleapplekot 0 Comments
A couple of weeks ago as part of the 2017 conference WWDC Apple unveiled a new iMac with an Intel Kaby Lake 7th generation and improved graphics AMD Radeon Pro. Early synthetic tests show that the 27-inch iMac the new generation is 15% faster than its predecessor in multi-core test mode.
iMac in standard configuration, include an Intel Core i5 with a frequency of 3.8 GHz, Geekbench scored 14 886 points. For comparison, the 2015 model shows in the same test 12 953 points.
According to John Pool from PrimateLabs, the graphics of a new computer has become more productive by 80% when compared with the equivalent model 2015.
The new benchmark GPU Compute Benchmark from Geekbench tests the graphics performance in such tasks as image processing, computer vision and physical simulation. Poole says that graphics performance is more important, as today more and more applications rely on the computing power of the graphics card.
The top-end iMac with the Intel Core i7 4.2 GHz, according to Geekbench results, is the most powerful iMac to date, the single-core test mode. Mac Pro 2013 in turn, it is the most efficient Apple computer’s multi-core test.
Of course, the results will change in December when the market will do the iMac Pro with 18-core Intel Xeon processors, high-end graphics card AMD Radeon Vega Pro, 4 TB SSD and 128 GB RAM. The cost of an iMac Pro in the US will start at $4999.
New 27-inch iMac costs $1799, while the 21.5-inch model is $1099.