A new generation of iMacs with Retina display has been launched and, as always, the processors of these new machines have already been tested in order to compare the performance of the new models with those of the previous generation.
The Japanese website Mac Otakara was responsible [Google Tradutor] by tests with the Geekbench 3 tool, bringing the following results:
|21.5 ″ iMac with Retina 4K display (single model)||End of 2015||3,787||12,803|
|21.5 ″ iMac (top of the line)||End of 2013||3,543||10,685|
|27 ″ iMac with 5K Retina display (input)||End of 2015||3,931||12,079|
|27 ″ iMac with 5K Retina display (input)||End of 2014||3,329||10,632|
|27 ″ iMac with 5K Retina display (top of the line)||End of 2015||4,214||13,081|
|27 ″ iMac with 5K Retina display (top of the line)||Mid-2015||3,844||12,192|
Of course, the changes go beyond the processor, such as the arrival of the Retina display to the 21.5 ″ model, new graphics cards, faster flash storage (on optional SSDs and Fusion Drive), among other things. On the other hand, detracting from the performance of the 21.5-inch iMac Retina, we have a 5,400RPM HDD.
Still, it is always good to see leaps in processing performance like this (from 7% to 20%).