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processors of the new iMacs bring performance gains between 7% and 20%

Rumor: new iMac will be released in October, accompanied by a new keyboard [atualizado]

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.

iMac with Retina display

The Japanese website Mac Otakara was responsible [Google Tradutor] by tests with the Geekbench 3 tool, bringing the following results:

Model LaunchSingle-coreMulti-core
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%).

[via MacRumors]