21.5 Geekbench results

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  1. applelicious macrumors member

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    Hello everybody

    I have been lurking on this forum for some time now and found loads of very useful information in the world of apple products. So I just wanted to say thanks to those who contributed to this great forum. Now...

    I finally decided (I think I did :rolleyes:) to get imac 21.5 base model ($1,199). This will be my first mac and I am very excited to switch. Reason why I decided to go with base model is because I think it will serve my computing needs very well. I mainly use computer for web browsing, pics, light video editing (limited to Imovie only), itunes, etc. So no graphic intense operations.

    Currently I have 4 year old laptop. Last night I ran some geekbench results and got 1,800. What I would be interested in is seeing some base model scores. I tried to search, but could not get any results. If anyone out there be so kind to post some links to such info or maybe post these scores here so I can judge what kind of an upgrade I am looking at with my future new toy. Please forgive me if this kind of a thread had been posted already. I just could not find it that easily.

    Thank you everyone
    Applelicious
     
  2. tjsdaname macrumors 6502

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    I actually just got back from best buy playing with the new imacs
    I downloaded geekbench an ran it on the base 21.5 and got a score of 4308

    and then an employee saw me and started yelling at me for downloading stuff lol

    and as he was yelling I walked over to the 27 and did the same lol I think it got 4800??? not sure though..
     
  3. applelicious thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for posting that.

    It seems like I am looking at at least twice the power of my current laptop :eek:
     
  4. applelicious thread starter macrumors member

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    and as he was yelling I walked over to the 27 and did the same lol QUOTE]

    :) haha
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    That's because it was 32-bit Geekbench. I just Geekbenched my iMac and got 3900 with 32-bit and 4653 with 64-bit, so that's where the difference came
     
  6. applelicious thread starter macrumors member

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    what are the benefits of 64 bit vs 32? Do apple application support 64 bit because it seems like it is better to run them in 64 bit. Am I looking at this right?
     
  7. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Basically, 64-bit can just take the full advantage of all components. Wikipedia
     

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