iMac Vs MBP 2017 Benchmarks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Redirected, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Redirected macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2016
    Hello guys,

    I am deciding between the new iMac and MBP 13 inch TB.

    I searched on geekbench for benchmarks but could not find satisfying results.

    Can anyone post a link for the benchmarks for me please.

    I need benchmarks for :

    Retina 4K Display
    3.0GHz Processor
    1TB Storage

    • 3.0GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
    • 8GB 2400MHz memory, configurable to 16GB
    • 1TB hard drive1
    • Radeon Pro 555 with 2GB video memory
    I am thinking of opting for 16GB ram and 256GB SSD on the iMac.

    ANd for MBP this is i need benchmarks for:

    Touch Bar and Touch ID
    3.1GHz Processor
    256GB Storage

    • 3.1GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor
    • Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
    • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
    • 256GB SSD storage1
    • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650
    Same thing with this, going to opt for 16gb ram.

    I already have MBPr 2013 model, so i am more inclined towards the iMac.

    My daily usage needs are:
    4K video editing. 5-8 minutes long videos.
    15+ tabs on chrome.

  2. Poki macrumors 65816


    Mar 21, 2012
    Well, that's easy, the iMac is the better choice here. Since portability isn't something you need (since you already got a MacBook for on the go), the iMac is easily the better value here. Bigger screen, faster CPU and GPU and faster RAM for what it's worth.

    The GPU should be more than twice the speed of the iGPU in the MacBook Pro. The CPU should be roughly 50% faster, though I haven't found benchmarks with enough data points, but that'll roughly be the advantage of the iMac. Get the 256 GB SSD (you can easily connect external hard drives for more storage on the iMac anyway), 16 GB of RAM and you're good to go.

    If your budget might allow it, also look at the 27" iMac. I'm a graphic designer by profession, and I certainly wouldn't want to work on a single 21" screen. Although, if you're just working every now and then on it, it'll be fine of course.

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