Consolidated 2009 iMac (3.06GHz GT 130) Benchmarks

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rittchard, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. rittchard macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Model: 3.06GHz, GT 130, 1 TB
    Bootcamp: Windows 7 Beta, 181.71 nVidia drivers

    3DMark06 (default settings, 1280x1024) - 9645

    3DVantage (default Performance settings) - P2643

    Windows Experience Index - 5.9
    - Processor 6.6
    - Memory 5.9
    - Graphics 7.9
    - Gaming graphics 5.9
    - Disk transfer 5.9

    XBench - 201.39

    From PC Magazine:,1871,iid=230029,00.asp
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Can you please run GPU-Z and tell us what the video card is and at least the memory interface one it? :D
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    GT 130 with 512mb
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    How is that supposed to help? :confused:

    I just want to finally confirm the usage of mobile components.
  5. maxap macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2008
    I am very curious about further details on this G130 graphic card as it seems to be a pretty good one... It makes sense if you look at the additional costs (40$) you have to pay for an ATI 4850. Maybe this Nvidia beast isn't that bad after all...
  6. Bad Paper macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2007
    graphite clamshell
    It's an iMac. It uses mobile components.
  7. Shivetya macrumors 68000

    Jan 16, 2008
    Was the 7600GT in the white series a mobile part? I was under the impression it was pretty much a custom job
  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The 7600GT was actually the desktop video card.

    We had the Mobility HD2600XT and 8800M GTS in the last round of iMacs.
  9. rittchard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    I tried running GPU-Z and didn't get valid info off of it.

    I mentioned this elsewhere but it registers as a "Pre-release 9600GT". Most of the other detailed info didn't show up and some of the numbers that did show looked like errors.

    Off of 3DVantage it registered as having 64 stream processors, 256-bit interface. Chipset was G94, rev. A1 I think. Also somewhere it's listed as PCI-E x16 ver 2, not sure what ver 2 is.

    As to the other comment above, everything so far is pointing to this being a *desktop* version, not mobile - but perhaps an underclocked desktop version. The relatively lower graphics score on 3DVantage certainly seem to support the lower clock speed theory, but the score in the 2000s indicates it's probably not a mobile version.
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    G94 is pointing toward the 9600GT. Thanks for the update.
  11. Moblin88 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2009
    What is pointing to it being a desktop card? It looks a lot like a 9800M GS. When compared to the card in the new iMacs, (specs taken from your other thread) it has the same number of stream processors, the same core and shader clock speeds, the same memory speeds, and is also G94 (I am unsure which revision). This card seems to be the best fit, and is also a mobile card.
  12. tobyg macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2004
    Can you give us a breakdown of the 3 scores from 3DMark06? I'm curious of what the graphics scores were individually.

    Edit: Never mind, found your breakdown in a different thread.
  13. maxap macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2008
    Is there any proof of rittchard's iMac getting those scores??? Can you post some screens,rittchard???
  14. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    dying to see the 4850 card in the new imac 3DMark score...
  15. ucla95 macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2009
    Why would he lie?
  16. lastochka macrumors member

    Aug 22, 2008
    Isn't there an 9400 in all models of the new iMacs, since it being part of the chipset?

    Can it be used together with GT120/130? Especially in windows with mature nvidian drivers? That would be swell!
  17. L0s7man macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2009
    (1) Benchmarks seem a bit odd (unexpected); check out notebookcheck - it lists gt 130m for 6k on 3d mark 06... here you say 9k... interesting...

    same as radeon hd4850. so is it a mobile version or desktop?

    (2) good point about 9400; it must be there! it's unthinkable that they'd have a different design for models with discrete cards. The question is, can you use it?
  18. Shivetya macrumors 68000

    Jan 16, 2008
    Same here, I am not buying until I see both compared with the same processor.
  19. avihappy macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2006
    Those 3Dvantage numbers seem inconsistent with NVidia's specs for the GT 130 (M or not), this means that 3Dvantage is incorrect OR that the card is not really the GT 130:

    Is there a way to get the so called "GT 130"'s clock speed? The clock on the standard 9600GT is between 650-600MHz. EDIT: When I asked on a PC forum about reading the GPU clock from a video card, someone pointed me to Riva Tuner (I haven't ever used this FYI), perhaps you could use it tell us all the clock on it?:

    I also want to note that when I called Apple, their "systems engineer" told me that the Radeon 4850 option was the Desktop version, so maybe lends credence to the GT 130 also being a Desktop chip.
  20. rittchard thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2007
    Hey guys,

    First off I have absolutely no reason to lie or make crap up, so you can take what I post here with a grain of salt or however you'd like. If anything, I'd just like to get to the bottom of what's in the machine myself, so I'm trying to provide whatever info I can and hoping someone will provide a definitive answer soon enough.

    As far as benchmarks, they are what they are. I ran 3DVantage in all default settings (Performance) - definitely lower than what I'd expected but keep in mind I'm running Win 7 Beta with nVidia beta drivers. That said, a Vantage score in the 2500 range is not horrible; however, I'd expected something in the 3000-4000 range.

    I ran both GPU-Z and Riva Tuner and thus far the info provided seems suspect. As I understand it these are all database oriented information providers, so all they will do is list info from a fixed database, based on some basic name bits read off the chip. If the database is not accurate, the info is worthless.

    I'm posting below the report info Riva Tuner spit out. I don't know what it all means so someone smarter can try to decipher it :) The clock speeds all seem really low.

    $ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff Northbridge information
    $ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
    $0400000000 Description : unknown
    $0400000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)
    $0400000002 Device ID : 0a82
    $0400000003 AGP bus : not supported
    $ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff Display adapter information
    $ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
    $0000000000 Description : NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)
    $0000000001 Vendor ID : 10de (NVIDIA)
    $0000000002 Device ID : 062e
    $0000000003 Location : bus 2, device 0, function 0
    $0000000004 Bus type : PCIE
    $000000000f PCIE link width : 16x supported, 1x selected
    $0000000009 Base address 0 : d2000000 (memory range)
    $000000000a Base address 1 : c0000000 (memory range)
    $000000000b Base address 2 : none
    $000000000c Base address 3 : d0000000 (memory range)
    $000000000d Base address 4 : none
    $000000000e Base address 5 : 00001000 (I/O range)
    $ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
    $ffffffffff NVIDIA specific display adapter information
    $ffffffffff ----------------------------------------------------------------
    $0100000000 Graphics core : G94 revision A1 (64sp)
    $0100000001 Hardwired ID : 062e (ROM strapped to 062e)
    $0100000002 Memory bus : 256-bit
    $0100000003 Memory type : DDR3 (RAM configuration 00)
    $0100000004 Memory amount : 524288KB
    $0100000100 Core clock domain 0 : 168.750MHz
    $0100000101 Core clock domain 1 : 337.500MHz
    $0100000006 Memory clock : 100.000MHz (200.000MHz effective)
    $0100000007 Reference clock : 25.000MHz/27.000MHz

    And here is the System Info off nVidia control panel:

    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8435 @ 3.06GHz (3052 MHz)
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit
    DirectX version: 10.0
    GPU processor: GeForce GT 130
    Driver version: 181.71
    Stream processors: 64
    Core clock: 529 MHz
    Shader clock: 1323 MHz
    Memory clock: 792 MHz (1584 MHz data rate)
    Memory interface: 256-bit
    Total available graphics memory: 2291 MB
    Dedicated video memory: 512 MB
    System video memory: 0 MB
    Shared system memory: 1779 MB
    Video BIOS version:
    IRQ: 23
    Bus: PCI Express x1 Gen2

    Last but not least, off of GPU-Z:

  21. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    At 600 MHz Core it looks like a 9800M GTS now. :eek:

    I can't wait for a GPU-Z update to address this and get identifiers.
  22. itommyboy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Titletown USA
    I wondered if this 130 wasn't the 9800m GTS myself. I'm edging ever closer to 99.9% sure that is what it this card will turn out to be. It is a decent card and make sense for an iMac, not only on being a decent card but being very energy efficient (75 Watt max). Still kind of a bummer though that this card is only an equivalent at the very best to the 8800 GS from the previous 3.06 Ghz iMacs. In fact NBCheck quotes it as being slightly slower (below) due to the lower clock rate. Why didn't Apple just make the 3.06Ghz machine with the ati and be done with it already....

    BTW - anyone else notice the almost 2GB of "shared" RAM on those last tests?

    source: notebookcheck

    "Compared to desktop graphics cards, the 9800M GTS should be a bit slower than the GeForce 8800 GS (which has a higher memory clock rate)."

    Manufacturer NVIDIA
    Series GeForce 9000M
    Codename NB9E-GT
    Pipelines 64 - unified
    Core Speed * 600 MHz
    Shader Speed * 1500 MHz
    Memory Speed * 800 MHz
    Memory Bus Width 256 Bit
    Memory Type GDDR3
    Max. Amount of Memory 1024 MB
    Shared Memory no
    DirectX DirectX 10, Shader 4.0
    Power Consumption 75 Watt
    Transistors 504 Million
    technology 55 / 65 nm
    Features PureVideo HD, HybridPower,
    Notebook Size large
    Date of Announcement 15.07.2008
    Information MXM 3
    Link to Manufacturer Page
    * The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.
  23. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The previous card in the iMacs at the high was the 8800M GTS. :D
  24. itommyboy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 26, 2009
    Titletown USA
    I know I just bought one last week (3.06 Ghz). :D Was pondering returning it but with the 14 day clock ticking if I decided to swap the best I would be able to get would be a 130 unit. I figure I've got my 4 GB of Corsair SG RAM in this bad boy and all is screamin' fast. Considering the "upgrades" I think I'm going to stick right where I am. I think this will be more than I need until the next true push forward round of iMacs.
  25. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    It's tough to suggest a new machine when for the most part the new GPU is a higher clocked 8800M GTS in 55nm.

    Lets not get started on the godly 4850.

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