In June 2013, many before the new Mac Pro released by Apple, painted machine performance analyzes (benchmark) on the Geekbench website. At the time we commented that the gains were not as expected, but that there was an explanation for all of that.
But according to John Poole of Primate Labs, there are some explanations for this. He expected a score of around 30,000 points (maybe up to 40,000), but the truth is that his words are talking about a machine not yet launched, which is in the testing phase and which will remain very likely until the end of the year. Hardware, firmware and even the beta version of OS X 10.9 may be hindering performance. The new processor can process twice as much information as the current processor, but only some software is ready and can take advantage of it.
In conclusion, everything suggests that the tool used for the test (Geekbench) ran in 32 bits and not in 64 bits, which also reflects in the numbers of the benchmark.
But as we can see above, the top-of-the-line model (2.7GHz Xeon and 12 cores) surpassed the 32,000 point mark, the old test was around 23,000 points, which represents a 25% performance improvement if we compare it to the numbers of the latest generation of Mac Pro or almost 6 times more than the current MacBook Air, and 2 times more than the current iMac / MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Price: from R $ 12,999.00 (or 12 times from R $ 1,083.25)Models: quad-core and 6-coreCurrent generation: end of 2013
(via Cult of Mac)