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Old May 14, 2012, 01:27 AM   #26
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My brother is gonna buy an iMac next week so should I tell him to wait?? I told him new iMacs were due to come out this summer but he says he couldnt wait!!
I think I'm gonna try and convince him to wait it out another month not for the minimal speed bump but for the (hopefully) redesign??
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:27 AM   #27
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Mac news at last!!!

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Old May 14, 2012, 01:28 AM   #28
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I like AMD, I have an AMD 6770 rn, but I hope they use NVIDIA for Cuda, and their drivers aren't absolute ****. I really wish AMD would step up though.
Am also hoping for some info on the GPU ... I really need a decent GPU in the entry 15" ... would prefer the 13" but guess a discrete GPU in that is unlikely ...
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:28 AM   #29
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I find this news hard to believe, where did they get the MacbookPro and iMac from?
Somebody forgot it in a bar.


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Such pre-mature benchmarks have shown up in Geekbench's database prior to new hardware launches from Apple in the past. Consequently, it is feasible that these results do represent genuine machines due for launch in the near future.

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Old May 14, 2012, 01:28 AM   #30
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The iMac might just be using a single memory channel with a single 4GB DIMM for testing. You'd expect shipping configurations to be dual channel of course and hopefully 8GB standard, at least for high-end models.
I don't think that makes a difference to geekbench.

Here are my scores with 1600 MHz RAM

Memory performance 5511
Memory bandwidth performance 6925

With 1333 MHz RAM

Memory performance 5014
Memory bandwidth performance 5948

The scores in the article look odd to me.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:30 AM   #31
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Well that is a little more than triple the speed of my early 2009 iMac. At what point do you get off the treadmill and say fast enough? My MacBook is over five years old and is starting to decay so I'll update that which will then be triple the speed of my iMac.

Woo hoo... web pages will decode in 1/30th of a second instead of 1/10th of a second!
If u play games like I do ... u ll never get off the treadmill
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:31 AM   #32
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I wonder how many guys are in the pool to guess time from Geekbench runs and Mac sites taking note?

I'll take the under.

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Old May 14, 2012, 01:33 AM   #33
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Geekbench 2.3.1 Tryout for Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:33 AM   #34
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I find this news hard to believe, where did they get the MacbookPro and iMac from?
Somebody forgot it in a bar.

That's because you don't understand the story. They didn't "get" anything. These stats are uploaded to the 'net when you run the benchmarks. They're collected by Geekbench in their database to give a comparison of different machines.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:35 AM   #35
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yes! finally some interesting rumors...I sincerely hope this isnīt faked, Im so ready to replace my early 2009 iMac.
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Geekbench 2.3.1 Tryout for Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)
You need to pay for the 64-bit version.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:37 AM   #37
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Man. Apple should capitalize on the Thunderbolt lead by releasing peripherals for Macs. External Thunderbolt graphics would be fantastic for all the Macbook models.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:38 AM   #38
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I find this news hard to believe, where did they get the MacbookPro and iMac from?
Somebody forgot it in a bar.
You don't think Apple runs Geekbench on their development boxes, at Apple? I asume that uploading the scores was an oversight.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:38 AM   #39
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Excuse my technical ignorance :-) But my 2010 Mac Book Pro Scores 5285 on Geekbench. Does that mean that if the 12000+ figure is correct in this story, that a new macbook pro would more than double the performance of my current machine in real word situations (Adobe CS6 / Logic Pro)?
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:39 AM   #40
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:40 AM   #41
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And the new Mac Pros are...where?
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:40 AM   #42
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Finlay some real mac news! not just hay a new store is opening or a new crap game is release in the app store!

But it mussed be hard with apples crazy tight lips to get any news.

I would love to know if the new imacs have SSD system drives standard?
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:40 AM   #43
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That's because you don't understand the story. They didn't "get" anything. These stats are uploaded to the 'net when you run the benchmarks. They're collected by Geekbench in their database to give a comparison of different machines.
Thanks for explaining, makes sense.

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You need to pay for the 64-bit version.
Ok, but does that mean this benchmarks where done in 32 bit, and if so wouldn't those benchmarks be higher in 64-bit?
Can a new MBPro/iMac even run 32-bit?
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:42 AM   #44
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My brother is gonna buy an iMac next week so should I tell him to wait?? I told him new iMacs were due to come out this summer but he says he couldnt wait!!
I think I'm gonna try and convince him to wait it out another month not for the minimal speed bump but for the (hopefully) redesign??
Tell him to wait, but I wouldn't count on a redesign.

In addition to the speed bump, the iMacs should get USB 3.0, if he cares about that...
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:43 AM   #45
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No Mac Pro news, eh?

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Old May 14, 2012, 01:45 AM   #46
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Ok, but does that mean this benchmarks where done in 32 bit, and if so wouldn't those benchmarks be higher in 64-bit?
Can a new MBPro/iMac even run 32-bit?
Not by a lot, you'd have to optimize the benchmark tool to take specific advantage of the 64-bit registers but really, it's not that much faster.

Also it doesn't matter if the Macs itself are 64-bit only, they can still run 32-bit apps.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:47 AM   #47
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Looks like I might be able to replace my 2006 MBP before I go abroad for a year and can't bring my iMac!
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:47 AM   #48
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I just geekbench'd my desktop with an i3 clarkdale and 8GB of RAM, and that macbook is triple - quadruple my performance :O

Oh, btw can we get a link to the actual geekbench score, or a full page screenshot or something?
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:51 AM   #49
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I'm confident the air's were held back specifically for the lion features, like Internet recovery. Seeing as the air's take so many ques from wireless, and storage advancements.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:52 AM   #50
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Tell him to wait, but I wouldn't count on a redesign.

In addition to the speed bump, the iMacs should get USB 3.0, if he cares about that...
Hmm.... Well he's gonna use it mostly for CS6 so a small speed bump might help him out and I don't think he would care much for USB 3!!
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