Any Bench mark scores for the maxed 5k iMac out yet?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by quickcalibre, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. quickcalibre macrumors regular

    quickcalibre

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    Just wondering if anyone's found any scores for the new 5k iMac, I'm wondering, if it's really faster or not.

    The 4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz sounds amazing.

    If I was getting one it'd probably be maxed out to:-

    4.0GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz
    32GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x8GB
    1TB Flash Storage
    AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4GB GDDR5

    Now at the moment I have a 27-inch, Mid 2011 iMac
    With:-

    3.4 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7. Turbo boost up to 3.8GHz
    12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2048 MB
    1 TB SATA Disk

    Now I think upgrading to flash storage would be the biggest change, but apple said this new iMac is 40% faster than the last model, and to me if that's true I think it's worth the upgrade.

    However I'm unsure if the 5k display will be draining the cpu and speed.

    I mainly use my iMac for Traditional 2D animation, rendering and editing video, gaming, watching videos. With the odd photoshop play around, sound editing and internet browsing.

    So any tips?

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    Also to note, I haven't had any problems with my current iMac, it still runs like a dream and I couldn't be happier, it's just the case of wanting more.

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    And just one more thing to add, my current NovaBench Score is:-

    NovaBench Score: 1395
    2014-10-18 19:11:16 +0000
    Mac OS X 10.9.5
    Intel Core i7 @ 3400 MHz
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6970M

    12288 MB System RAM (Score: 206)
    - RAM Speed: 9139 MB/s

    CPU Tests (Score: 793)
    - Floating Point Operations/Second: 298347104
    - Integer Operations/Second: 639352064
    - MD5 Hashes Calculated/Second: 1258888

    Graphics Tests (Score: 378)
    - 3D Frames Per Second: 1600

    Hardware Tests (Score: 18)
    - Primary Partition Capacity: 930 GB
    - Drive Write Speed: 55 MB/s
     
  2. quickcalibre thread starter macrumors regular

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    So some people have gotten their maxed 5k iMacs today, any bench marks?

    :)
     
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    You could put a SSD in your imac and change the graphic card. Doing so, would make a substantial performance upgrade in your machine.
    Depending on what you are doing, your current setup is pretty fast anyway.
     
  5. quickcalibre thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh? I looked around and found only a speculative one.

    The ssd would certainly be a consideration not sure how easy it would be for the graphics card.
     
  6. w00tini macrumors 6502a

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    you have to drill down into the topics on GPU, ect... lots of reviews therein.
     
  7. quickcalibre thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for pure benchmark results, still can't find any.
     
  8. RyanJWilliams macrumors newbie

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    You mean like the Novabench ones in the very first post of the 5K GPU performance thread a few threads below yours? ;)
     
  9. quickcalibre thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, will check it out.

    Yes, except real ones. :)
     
  10. AppleDroid macrumors 6502a

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    Wow even diving that massive display it killed the non-retina model and barely lost to the nMP in 2 tests. Pretty impressive.

    The one thing I really want to know is thermal throttling. Does this thing heat up and scale back after 30min or an hour? If it can keep up with the quad nMP it makes the choice more difficult.
     
  11. quickcalibre thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well finally found legit source of all the benchmarks for the maxed out 5k iMac on youtube.



    Which posts the NovaBench Score as:-

    NovaBench Score: 1426
    2014-10-21 20:07:18 +0000
    Mac OS X 10.10.0
    Intel Core i7 @ 4000 MHz
    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R9 M295M

    8192 MB System RAM (Score: 188)
    - RAM Speed: 10386 MB/s

    CPU Tests (Score: 998)
    - Floating Point Operations/Second: 406308800
    - Integer Operations/Second: 744313728
    - MD5 Hashes Calculated/Second: 1583638

    Graphics Tests (Score: 184)
    - 3D Frames Per Second: 596

    Hardware Tests (Score: 56)
    - Primary Partition Capacity: 1038 GB
    - Drive Write Speed: 270 MB/s

    Which I guess is a bit disappointing, 5k must really drain alot out of the gpu.
     
  12. robertojorge macrumors regular

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    At the time it was the only thing available. I just created that thread to try and gather as much info as possible, not knowing if "Novacrap" was good or bad.

    The above video as much more info but curiously also has novacrap there :)
     
  13. RyanJWilliams macrumors newbie

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    Just remember that nobody (sane) games at 5K unless the game is very undemanding. If that benchmark is running 5K then no wonder the frames per second is low.
     
  14. quickcalibre thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fair enough, I saw the thread before I posted, but I was under the impression that the benchmark came from an unknown source and was rather speculative. Also was looking for a maxed iMac to compare. :)

    I'm not 100% how the 5k effects it, I like to run games in full screen, so I don't know if that means 5k is automaticly selected.
     
  15. robertojorge macrumors regular

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    No prob :) Im not a gamer at all and when i started the thread i was hoping to get some number that would indicate how well it will perform for Apple Motion 5 compared to the other models.

    Believe it or not after 239 posts on that thread and counting and i still havent a 100% sure bench :)

    Theres a user Imclovin, the guy that answered first on that thread that its willing to do the test for me but he is from Norway and only expecting his on next week. Oh well what do do :)
     

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