Comparison between iMacs

Primate Labs benchmarks and compares performance of new iMacs, mini Macs and “old” Macs Pro

How about a performance comparison between iMacs? And between iMacs, Macs mini and Macs Pro? That’s exactly what Primate Labs did, using the traditional multiplatform tool Geekbench, which evaluates performance and performance.

The new iMacs, in addition to a redesigned body, bring Intel’s new processors, the Ivy Bridge. How do these new processors perform compared to the Sandy Bridge found on previous generation iMacs? How is the new iMac performing compared to other Apple desktop computers?

First, a comparison between iMacs (generations 2011 and 2012) – the higher the number, the better:

Comparison between iMacs

It is worth mentioning, however, that the new iMac used in the test and which came in first is the 21.5 ″ and not the most powerful, 27 ″. However, it was customized with a Core i7 processor (quad-core) of 3.1 GHz, that is, it is quite powerful.

Now, a comparison between iMacs and mini Macs:

Comparison between iMacs and Macs mini

Finally, a graph comparing iMacs with Macs Pro:

Comparison between iMacs and Macs Pro

Even with the processing power of a four-core Core i7, the new iMac was no match for the Mac Pro.

So, do you intend to buy any of these machines?