BTO iMac delivered today- All set up and ready to answer questions!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JHorstmann, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. JHorstmann macrumors member

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    It came today! Here are the specs!

    i5 3.6ghz processor
    8g RAM
    Radeon 5670 GPU
    1TB HD

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    To answer the obvious ones first: There is NO yellowing on the screen whatsoever. Also no dead or stuck pixels as far as I've been able to tell (and I've spent about 20 minutes looking with all sorts of different screen scenarios.

    So far no HD noise out of the ordinary- virtually silent.

    Graphics: So far it's great. Will be running it on WoW here hopefully in the next hour. So... If you've got any questions feel free to post em up!
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    Geekbench Score: 7008

    32-bit.
    Platform: Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)
    Compiler: GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5493)
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (Build 10F2056)
    Model: iMac11,2
    Motherboard: Apple Inc. Mac-F2238AC8
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 680 @ 3.60GHz
    Processor ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
    Logical Processors: 4
    Physical Processors: 1
    Processor Frequency: 3.60 GHz
    L1 Instruction Cache: 32.0 KB
    L1 Data Cache: 32.0 KB
    L2 Cache: 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4.00 MB
    Bus Frequency: 6.40 GHz
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Memory Type: 1333 MHz DDR3
    SIMD: 1
    BIOS: Apple Inc. IM112.88Z.0057.B00.1005031455
    Processor Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 680 @ 3.60GHz
    Processor Cores: 2

    Integer (Score: 5475)
    Blowfish single-threaded scalar -- 2357, , 103.5 MB/sec
    Blowfish multi-threaded scalar -- 7744, , 317.3 MB/sec
    Text Compress single-threaded scalar -- 3009, , 9.63 MB/sec
    Text Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 7663, , 25.1 MB/sec
    Text Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 3092, , 12.7 MB/sec
    Text Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 8082, , 32.2 MB/sec
    Image Compress single-threaded scalar -- 2662, , 22.0 Mpixels/sec
    Image Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 7087, , 59.6 Mpixels/sec
    Image Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 2404, , 40.4 Mpixels/sec
    Image Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 5346, , 87.2 Mpixels/sec
    Lua single-threaded scalar -- 4999, , 1.92 Mnodes/sec
    Lua multi-threaded scalar -- 11258, , 4.33 Mnodes/sec

    Floating Point (Score: 10603)
    Mandelbrot single-threaded scalar -- 3231, , 2.15 Gflops
    Mandelbrot multi-threaded scalar -- 11562, , 7.57 Gflops
    Dot Product single-threaded scalar -- 5252, , 2.54 Gflops
    Dot Product multi-threaded scalar -- 10951, , 4.99 Gflops
    Dot Product single-threaded vector -- 6253, , 7.49 Gflops
    Dot Product multi-threaded vector -- 14097, , 14.7 Gflops
    LU Decomposition single-threaded scalar -- 1092, , 972.2 Mflops
    LU Decomposition multi-threaded scalar -- 2375, , 2.08 Gflops
    Primality Test single-threaded scalar -- 6906, , 1.03 Gflops
    Primality Test multi-threaded scalar -- 12716, , 2.36 Gflops
    Sharpen Image single-threaded scalar -- 7861, , 18.3 Mpixels/sec
    Sharpen Image multi-threaded scalar -- 24061, , 55.4 Mpixels/sec
    Blur Image single-threaded scalar -- 10053, , 7.96 Mpixels/sec
    Blur Image multi-threaded scalar -- 32034, , 25.2 Mpixels/sec

    Memory (Score: 4950)
    Read Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 5188, , 6.35 GB/sec
    Write Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 8411, , 5.75 GB/sec
    Stdlib Allocate single-threaded scalar -- 4363, , 16.3 Mallocs/sec
    Stdlib Write single-threaded scalar -- 2996, , 6.20 GB/sec
    Stdlib Copy single-threaded scalar -- 3795, , 3.91 GB/sec

    Stream (Score: 3910)
    Stream Copy single-threaded scalar -- 4086, , 5.59 GB/sec
    Stream Copy single-threaded vector -- 4648, , 6.03 GB/sec
    Stream Scale single-threaded scalar -- 4245, , 5.51 GB/sec
    Stream Scale single-threaded vector -- 4362, , 5.89 GB/sec
    Stream Add single-threaded scalar -- 2671, , 4.03 GB/sec
    Stream Add single-threaded vector -- 4842, , 6.73 GB/sec
    Stream Triad single-threaded scalar -- 2916, , 4.03 GB/sec
    Stream Triad single-threaded vector -- 3515, , 6.58 GB/sec
     
  2. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    What brand/model hard drive?
    (Apple Menu > About This Mac > More Info > Serial-ATA)
     
  3. JHorstmann thread starter macrumors member

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    Not sure if this is what you're looking for.

    Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,204,886,016 bytes)
    Model: WDC WD1001FALS-40Y6A0
     
  4. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    that's a western Digital i assume. I think people had mostly Seagate in the past?
     
  5. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    i have a 1 TB HD model: ST31000528AS which is a seagate Barracuda. Does anyone know if there are issues with the Seagate?
     
  6. stonemann macrumors regular

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    Is it the 21.5" or 27" version you've got?
     
  7. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

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    Just the noise
     
  8. JHorstmann thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha sorry, I missed the most obvious one. I got the 21.5".
     
  9. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    If it is a 21.5" you needn't worry about screen issues. It's the 27" that are having issues
     
  10. Tigerman82 macrumors regular

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    Great to hear about your new iMac! Could you do some benchmarks or maybe that Geekbench? Obviously the biggest question in this forum is that should we settle for the i3 550 or should we pay the extra for the i5 680.

    There is only one i5 680 score at the moment (and only 32-bit, not 64-bit) and it was 6800. i3 550 people have got scores as low as 5800-5900 but as high as 6600-6700. This makes it tough to know to know whether the i5 is bang for the buck (especially since that one tester had 12 gigs of RAM which might give an advantage over those with only 4 gigs of RAM).
     
  11. SiMBa37 macrumors regular

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    post the GeekBench 32 if you have a chance.

    Even better, if you can get GeekBench 64, post that as well.
     
  12. JHorstmann thread starter macrumors member

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    If you can get me a link to do it, I'd be more than happy to contribute.
     
  13. Tigerman82 macrumors regular

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    http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/

    Hopefully that is the right link. Anyway, it seems you have to download the Mac OSX Geekbench, run it and post the score. Please do the 64-bit benchmark as well although obviously, for comparison's sake, 32-bit is more important.
     
  14. SiMBa37 macrumors regular

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    http://www.primatelabs.ca/geekbench/

    The 32bit is free, the 64bit I believe you have to register for, perhaps another friendly MRF user can "lend" you their serial number to unlock it for 64 bit testing. :D
     
  15. stonemann macrumors regular

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    I think that was true last time around. From what I've been reading on the forums the last week or so it's the smaller iMacs that seem to be having problems this time. I'm pleased this machine has a good screen though - no yellow stains or strange whistles. Makes me feel better about making a decision soon.
     
  16. JHorstmann thread starter macrumors member

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    Benchmark's Score

    Geekbench Score was a 7008. I can post the whole text report if you want? I'm not sure what all you guys want.
     
  17. SiMBa37 macrumors regular

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    Wow, nice score. Was that 32bit? Post the whole thing, we need the data. It'd be great if you can do the 64bit as well.
     
  18. JHorstmann thread starter macrumors member

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    32-bit.

    Platform: Mac OS X x86 (32-bit)
    Compiler: GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Inc. build 5493)
    Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.4 (Build 10F2056)
    Model: iMac11,2
    Motherboard: Apple Inc. Mac-F2238AC8
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 680 @ 3.60GHz
    Processor ID: GenuineIntel Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
    Logical Processors: 4
    Physical Processors: 1
    Processor Frequency: 3.60 GHz
    L1 Instruction Cache: 32.0 KB
    L1 Data Cache: 32.0 KB
    L2 Cache: 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4.00 MB
    Bus Frequency: 6.40 GHz
    Memory: 8.00 GB
    Memory Type: 1333 MHz DDR3
    SIMD: 1
    BIOS: Apple Inc. IM112.88Z.0057.B00.1005031455
    Processor Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 680 @ 3.60GHz
    Processor Cores: 2

    Integer (Score: 5475)
    Blowfish single-threaded scalar -- 2357, , 103.5 MB/sec
    Blowfish multi-threaded scalar -- 7744, , 317.3 MB/sec
    Text Compress single-threaded scalar -- 3009, , 9.63 MB/sec
    Text Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 7663, , 25.1 MB/sec
    Text Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 3092, , 12.7 MB/sec
    Text Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 8082, , 32.2 MB/sec
    Image Compress single-threaded scalar -- 2662, , 22.0 Mpixels/sec
    Image Compress multi-threaded scalar -- 7087, , 59.6 Mpixels/sec
    Image Decompress single-threaded scalar -- 2404, , 40.4 Mpixels/sec
    Image Decompress multi-threaded scalar -- 5346, , 87.2 Mpixels/sec
    Lua single-threaded scalar -- 4999, , 1.92 Mnodes/sec
    Lua multi-threaded scalar -- 11258, , 4.33 Mnodes/sec

    Floating Point (Score: 10603)
    Mandelbrot single-threaded scalar -- 3231, , 2.15 Gflops
    Mandelbrot multi-threaded scalar -- 11562, , 7.57 Gflops
    Dot Product single-threaded scalar -- 5252, , 2.54 Gflops
    Dot Product multi-threaded scalar -- 10951, , 4.99 Gflops
    Dot Product single-threaded vector -- 6253, , 7.49 Gflops
    Dot Product multi-threaded vector -- 14097, , 14.7 Gflops
    LU Decomposition single-threaded scalar -- 1092, , 972.2 Mflops
    LU Decomposition multi-threaded scalar -- 2375, , 2.08 Gflops
    Primality Test single-threaded scalar -- 6906, , 1.03 Gflops
    Primality Test multi-threaded scalar -- 12716, , 2.36 Gflops
    Sharpen Image single-threaded scalar -- 7861, , 18.3 Mpixels/sec
    Sharpen Image multi-threaded scalar -- 24061, , 55.4 Mpixels/sec
    Blur Image single-threaded scalar -- 10053, , 7.96 Mpixels/sec
    Blur Image multi-threaded scalar -- 32034, , 25.2 Mpixels/sec

    Memory (Score: 4950)
    Read Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 5188, , 6.35 GB/sec
    Write Sequential single-threaded scalar -- 8411, , 5.75 GB/sec
    Stdlib Allocate single-threaded scalar -- 4363, , 16.3 Mallocs/sec
    Stdlib Write single-threaded scalar -- 2996, , 6.20 GB/sec
    Stdlib Copy single-threaded scalar -- 3795, , 3.91 GB/sec

    Stream (Score: 3910)
    Stream Copy single-threaded scalar -- 4086, , 5.59 GB/sec
    Stream Copy single-threaded vector -- 4648, , 6.03 GB/sec
    Stream Scale single-threaded scalar -- 4245, , 5.51 GB/sec
    Stream Scale single-threaded vector -- 4362, , 5.89 GB/sec
    Stream Add single-threaded scalar -- 2671, , 4.03 GB/sec
    Stream Add single-threaded vector -- 4842, , 6.73 GB/sec
    Stream Triad single-threaded scalar -- 2916, , 4.03 GB/sec
    Stream Triad single-threaded vector -- 3515, , 6.58 GB/sec

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    I'd love to get the 64-bit for you guys but I spent the 20 bucks on an Apple Remote (lol). So unless anyone has a serial, I'm afraid I can't do that- which makes me feel like a jerk.
     
  19. macintoshse1 macrumors newbie

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    I think I need a new computer bad only got 2300 Geekbench with my Dual 2.7 Ghz PowerPC G5 :(:(
     
  20. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    yeah, with my G5 Quad, I got 3400+
     
  21. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    Good to know, thanx. As far as the noise go, it doesn't bother me one bit coming from a wind tunnel testing facility that is the Quad G5, with fans on 3400+rpm even at idle.
     
  22. Man-Droid macrumors regular

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    My G5 was the loudest machine I have ever owned. Running Safari solo was work for that machine.
     
  23. spiffy05 macrumors member

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    This may be a rookie question, but I can't find specifics of what the geekbench score actually measures. Any chance you could help me out? I'm waiting for a new Core i3 3.2 iMac to be delivered, and currently have a Macbook 2.2 that scored 3098.
     
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  25. stonemann macrumors regular

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    That's impressive. That's about a 16 percent increase over the 3.2 i3. Looks like a very fast machine.

    Any heat issues you've noticed in the smaller case? I wondered if this might be a problem once they stuck a faster processor in the smaller iMac...
     

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