Just got new iMac 2.5 base model. observations etc.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by celi8071, May 3, 2011.

  1. celi8071 macrumors newbie

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    Just got the new iMac 2.5 base 21.5. Couple of quick observations:

    1. Its fast
    2. Geekbench score was around 7300
    3. Perhaps apple has addressed the yellow screen issues with the 21.5. Mine is near perfect and uniformly white. My screen is model AOOC, seems like a new manufacturer.
    4. Shipped with 10.6.6, and 10.6.7 doesnt appear in software update. Not sure why?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    As for the 10.6.6, it's a one-off build designed specifically for these new iMacs. They do this for any new model that has hardware that hasn't been used before.
     
  3. celi8071 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, that would explain 10.6.7 not showing up:)
     
  4. jpjandrade macrumors member

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    Would you mind posting some gaming benchmarks of it? Either on OS X or Windows? I'm really interested in seeing how the 512MB 6750M will handle games.
     
  5. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    So since it has a special build of 10.6.6 does that mean that Portal 2 won't run on the new iMacs since it will fail to launch if it detects anything below 10.6.7?
     
  6. mackage macrumors 6502

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    So I assume the geekbench score you posted was 32 bit? Even so, that is lower than I expected. Doesn't the quad core MBP with the base 2.0 score 9,000-10,000? I believe so.
     
  7. henrikrox macrumors 65816

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    Hyperthreading mate, you really got to learn how syntethic benchmark programs work....
     
  8. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    And that's exactly why I don't understand how worked up people get over these scores. It's synthetic. No possible way is that mbp faster than the iMac in real-world usage.
     
  9. RollTide macrumors 6502

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    +1 I'll hopefully be getting this exact model this week. Would love to know!
     
  10. mackage macrumors 6502

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    Why isn't it?
     
  11. netkas macrumors 65816

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    do you mind uploading all ATI* kexts from your system ?
     
  12. mackage macrumors 6502

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    Well, either way it is surprising to say the least. The base DUAL CORE 3.6 from last year scored a 7,000 in 32 bit geekbench. It doesn't seem that the new base is much of an improvement.
     

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