iMac M380 geekbench / cinebench


Tanax

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Finally someone with M380!
Thank you for these benchmarks! However, would you mind posting some real world gaming performance impressions? :)
 

huffy15

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I'll try find a game to install. I just have roller coaster tycoon right now to install. I hope I'll be able to run 4 x 4k video without lag we'll see.
 

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Thanks a lot, but I'd like to ask what does thοse benchmarks actually show about the card? Is it good results? Sorry, but I am not familiar with tech specs and bench tests.

I want to buy the entry model with the m380 for graphic design, web surfing and a bit of home video editing in imovie. No games, no 3d rendering or profesional video editing.
 
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huffy15

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Thanks a lot, but I'd like to ask what does the first benchmark actually show about the card? Is it good results? Sorry, but I am not familiar with tech specs and bench tests.

I want to buy the entry model with the m380 for graphic design, web surfing and a bit of home video editing in imovie. No games, no 3d rendering or profesional video editing.
I'm not really an expert so i can't comment. I tried to run 6 x 4k video (offline) at the same time and I doesn't lag at all. Very big improvement from my macbook pro 2008

Here's my disk speed. I'll post the full xbench later. I'll try to run call of duty this week-end to see the fps and I'm installing photoshop + illustrator right now.



I reached 1850 on read and 1250 on write
 
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Tanax

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I'll try find a game to install. I just have roller coaster tycoon right now to install. I hope I'll be able to run 4 x 4k video without lag we'll see.
Awesome, thanks!
Hopefully you have any of these games: Rocket League, Cities Skylines (with or without After Dark expansion), Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, similar demanding games. OS X gaming is preferred but if you get substantially better results in Windows, that's good too! :)

Thanks a lot, but I'd like to ask what does the first benchmark actually show about the card? Is it good results? Sorry, but I am not familiar with tech specs and bench tests.

I want to buy the entry model with the m380 for graphic design, web surfing and a bit of home video editing in imovie. No games, no 3d rendering or profesional video editing.
This is why benchmarks are not very good. Real world performance impressions is better since that's what you'll experience anyway!
 

angelofioren

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I should be getting my m380 iMac on Thursday and I'm not too worried about the GPU being an issue for me, especially with what's mentioned here. No games, and light photo and video work. And if I do play a Mac game, it's usually some sort of strategy games since I save the AAA stuff for my PS4.
 

AlexGraphicD

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I should be getting my m380 iMac on Thursday and I'm not too worried about the GPU being an issue for me, especially with what's mentioned here. No games, and light photo and video work. And if I do play a Mac game, it's usually some sort of strategy games since I save the AAA stuff for my PS4.
Yeah, now I am also relaxed that m380 will do its job fine. No need to waste my hard earned money on uneccecary higher specs.
 
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huffy15

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If you look at the price difference between the m395x and the m380, you can almost build yourself a gaming pc. I'm downloading cod black ops and cities skyline right now. I'll try to export a 4k imovie video this weekend and rendering a cinema 4d project aswell.
 
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cpu : 3.2 ghz
ram : 24 gb
ssd : 256 gb
gpu : m380 2gb
Thanks a lot for this. Over at this thread I am building a list of graphics benchmarks for all the riMacs.
Until now I was missing only the m380. You've given the cinebench scores which is much appreciated. Do you mind to download Unigine Heaven, run it at the following settings, and then post the results here or in that thread? Thanks!

Unigine Heaven running with:
- OS X/OpenGL
- 2560x1440
- Quality Ultra
- Tessellation: Disabled
- Antialiasing: None
- Fullscreen
 

huffy15

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here's a few update.

Cities Skyline : ~ 24fps (with a virgin ground no building) at 2650 x 1440 everything at high.
It feels usable but the game doesn't look very optimized

Call of Duty : Modern warfare 3 : feels like 40fps (unable to get the fps while I was gaming) at 5K resolution with almost everything at "YES".
I tried to run it at 1080p and it feels like a 50fps - 60fps during the first scene with a lot of explosion.

I'm downloading Unigine Heaven (their web server is so slow) and I'll post the result later this evening.

Overall the graphic card looks fine as a web developer like me. You can easily run over 100 google chrome tabs and run photoshop, lightroom, xcode without any lag. That being said, I'm not going to use this computer for gaming or 3d animation. Just running the 5k display itself use almost 40% of the gpu according to istat menu
 
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Tanax

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here's a few update.

Cities Skyline : ~ 24fps (with a virgin ground no building) at 2650 x 1440 everything at high.
It feels usable but the game doesn't look very optimized

Call of Duty : Modern warfare 3 : feels like 40fps (unable to get the fps while I was gaming) at 5K resolution with almost everything at "YES".
I tried to run it at 1080p and it feels like a 50fps - 60fps during the first scene with a lot of explosion.

I'm downloading Unigine Heaven (their web server is so slow) and I'll post the result later this evening.

Overall the graphic card looks fine as a web developer like me. You can easily run over 100 google chrome tabs and run photoshop, lightroom, xcode without any lag. That being said, I'm not going to use this computer for gaming or 3d animation. Just running the 5k display itself use almost 40% of the gpu according to istat menu
Big thank you!
Was this tested in OS X or Windows? If OS X, do you have the possibility to test it at Windows?
 

huffy15

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Just to give you guys an update. I just placed a new order for a i7 / 395x / 256. I'll return my m380 when I'll receive the new one. My last computer last 7 years and I think I'll use this computer for the next 5 years. I'm doing a lot of web development and webdesign. The m380 lacks of power with highly intensive parallax website. This 8k video lag as well :

 
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Just to give you guys an update. I just placed a new order for a i7 / 395x / 256. I'll return my m380 when I'll receive the new one. My last computer last 7 years and I think I'll use this computer for the next 5 years. I'm doing a lot of web development and webdesign. The m380 lacks of power with highly intensive parallax website. This 8k video lag as well :

My 6770M iMac only gets an "error occurred" when I select 8K. :p It does to pretty well with 4K though, when the connection can keep up. :p
 

repoman27

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I'll try to install bootcamp this week-end. This was tested in osx.
I saw that you're returning the M380 version and going whole-hog, but if you happen to still have the M380, I was curious about the Device ID and Revision ID as reported in the the Hardware > Graphics/Displays section by OS X System Information?

And if you do install Windows on that machine, the memory clocks from GPU-Z would be awesome...

Cheers!
 

huffy15

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I saw that you're returning the M380 version and going whole-hog, but if you happen to still have the M380, I was curious about the Device ID and Revision ID as reported in the the Hardware > Graphics/Displays section by OS X System Information?

And if you do install Windows on that machine, the memory clocks from GPU-Z would be awesome...

Cheers!
I'm returning in one week or so.

Device ID:0x6640
Revision ID:0x0080

I really don't know if I'm going to have time to install windows on the imac but I'll definitely install GPU-Z if I do it.
 

repoman27

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I'm returning in one week or so.

Device ID:0x6640
Revision ID:0x0080

I really don't know if I'm going to have time to install windows on the imac but I'll definitely install GPU-Z if I do it.
Thanks, although that has me slightly perplexed... I was expecting 0x6646 for the Device ID.
 
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huffy15

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I really don't know what this mean but this graphic is just fine. I'm not sure how well it will handle FCP, Premiere and Open GL in 2-3 years.
 

Tanax

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I'll try to install bootcamp this week-end. This was tested in osx.
I'm assuming you won't have time to test this?

Just to give you guys an update. I just placed a new order for a i7 / 395x / 256. I'll return my m380 when I'll receive the new one. My last computer last 7 years and I think I'll use this computer for the next 5 years. I'm doing a lot of web development and webdesign. The m380 lacks of power with highly intensive parallax website. This 8k video lag as well :

Really? I do web development as well (not web design). I've never noticed that it's very demanding for modern CPUs and GPUs. For what reasons do you need that much power in regards to your web development? Or is the M380 really that bad?
 

huffy15

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I'm assuming you won't have time to test this?



Really? I do web development as well (not web design). I've never noticed that it's very demanding for modern CPUs and GPUs. For what reasons do you need that much power in regards to your web development? Or is the M380 really that bad?
Coding itself does not require the best graphic card, but web development with intensive front end animation can be more challenging for the m380 on a 5k display. I tried a few sites on awwwards and they are all similar to these sites.

http://www.loveholidays.com/holiday-memories/ when you click on a polaroid it's a little bit jerky and gpu is running at 100% on istat.
http://www.subaru.com/csr/environment not that bad but gpu is running at 98%.

I spend almost 5 hour a week visiting those kind of site.

If you do the math (5120 x 2880)/(1920 x 1080) = ~7 times more pixels than a regular 1080p monitor.

I really doubt the m380 is 7 times better than a 1080p imac. You're definitely loosing gpu power because of the display.

If you don't do those kind of site on daily basis I'd say go for the m380 otherwise it can be a little short on power on the long run. I usually keep my computers 6 years.
 

Tanax

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Coding itself does not require the best graphic card, but web development with intensive front end animation can be more challenging for the m380 on a 5k display. I tried a few sites on awwwards and they are all similar to these sites.

http://www.loveholidays.com/holiday-memories/ when you click on a polaroid it's a little bit jerky and gpu is running at 100% on istat.
http://www.subaru.com/csr/environment not that bad but gpu is running at 98%.

I spend almost 5 hour a week visiting those kind of site.

If you do the math (5120 x 2880)/(1920 x 1080) = ~7 times more pixels than a regular 1080p monitor.

I really doubt the m380 is 7 times better than a 1080p imac. You're definitely loosing gpu power because of the display.

If you don't do those kind of site on daily basis I'd say go for the m380 otherwise it can be a little short on power on the long run. I usually keep my computers 6 years.
Well, I don't do those kind of sites.. but I do want to play some light games on it so I'm thinking the M390 is the best value-performance ratio model to go with.