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Results from Geekbench 2 and iFixit’s exploded view of the new iMac

ModelScoreGeekbench 2iMac12,2


Results from Geekbench 2 and iFixit’s exploded view of the new iMac
Results from Geekbench 2 and iFixit’s exploded view of the new iMac


Core i7-2600 at 3.4 Ghz (4 cores)iMac12.2
El hardware de los nuevos iMac en profundidad


Core i5-2400 at 3.1 Ghz (4 cores)Mac Pro

(Mid 2010)



2.4 Ghz Xeon E5620 (8-core)Mac Pro

(Early 2009)


IntelXeon E5520 at 2.27 Ghz (8 cores)

The first performance tests of the new iMac launched yesterday are starting to appear on different websites. In them we see that indeed, the new processors give a really spectacular power comparable with some base models of the Mac Pro range.

Of course, these results must be understood. Geekbench tests are calculation operations that affect the processor and memory . This makes that we can have an approximate idea of the performance of that machine but not the real capacity in different applications as it could be the video coding, rendering, etc… where other components also play an important role.

But as we see, bridging the gap and knowing that a Mac Pro will always be a more powerful machine obviously, the new upgrade is an increase of up to 30% over the previous generation that make it a great candidate for users require power without giving up the advantages of Apple all-in-one.

21.5-inch iMac Exploded View

At the same time, the already classic iFixit quartering does not show many new features compared to the previous models . Few changes to highlight except the new chip that controls the Thunderbolt port, the catches to anchor the new option available in the 21.5″ iMac to include an additional SSD and nothing else.

Grabbed to incorporate a second additional SSD

Or almost nothing else, because OWC has discovered something really striking (at least for me). The new iMac does not allow to take advantage of the SATA 3 connector and already uses the new cable. Therefore it is the version 2 of the SATA connector the present one that implies a lower performance if we get a storage unit that supports SATA 3. This reopens the debate about the problems of the new MacBook Pro that have been suffering. Has Apple decided to bet on controlled performance to possibility of new problems and therefore a new massive complaint?

I don’t like these decisions where the real reason for such a decision is not known. A negative point for those who were already thinking of squeezing the new storage units from manufacturers such as OWC or OCZ, SSDs that would make the new Apple machines fly.

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