Late 2013 27" reviews and benchmarks

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  1. mrmarts, Sep 28, 2013
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    mrmarts macrumors 65816

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    Hey guys

    I got a good deal on a Mac 27" with an: i7 processor, 16gb of ram, 3 tb fusion drive and 4gb nvidia card. The sales rep gave me $360 off apples price.

    However I got a week to think about whether I want to pull the plug and get it. To ease my mind until Friday Is there any reviews and benchmarks you guys found on the web which I can glance at.
     
  2. in4fun macrumors regular

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    no prob!

    1. just visit google

    2. type in imac benchmarks (alternatively imac review)

    3. define search results to last 24h

    ...and see a ton of results that should keep you entertained for a while
     
  3. mrmarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ok thanks I will try to refine my search, So far I only came across Cnet's review it does not really wet my appetite.
     
  4. in4fun macrumors regular

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    just a few numbers from cnet

    [​IMG]


    So is it just me or is the 2012 iMac really better at most tasks?
     
  5. Mac32 macrumors 65816

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    No, the 2013 iMac is obviously better. :) However, it's only a small step up in performance as expected. Getting a 780M and Haswell CPU is nice, but it's not gonna be a very noticable difference. Also the new SSD interface is faster, but again...what is the IOPS speed compared to the late 2012 iMac? I'll bet not a big difference.

    The iMac is a great machine, but you'll have to wait to next year to see any big difference, which will mainly be the GPU. Now that AMD has given up the CPU race with Intel, my guess is Intel will mostly focus on lower power consumption/heat production in the coming years.
    Also, the new 780M could be a great overclocker, as it on paper should run cooler than the 680MX. (The 680MX is already a good overclocker. 250/375 is 100% stable here, and runs at about 80C.)
     
  6. Tweak3D macrumors regular

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    not really a fair comparison. Cnets review is comparing a mid-range 2013 imac to a top of the line 2012 imac. Of course the 2012 will be equal or faster haha. Its running a faster video card and an i7 processor (vs a slower video card and an i5 processor). I don't think any person or reviewer has recieved an i7 with the 780m as of yet so we just need to wait and see. But I would be too worried about this review. Not much new to see and then benchmarks are fairly useless in the comparison they are making.
     
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    yes in those test the 2012 iMac is i7+680mx and the 2013 model has i5 with 775m
     
  8. in4fun macrumors regular

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    isn't is sad that this comes from a 'respected' computer magazine?

    is there no chief editor who reviews articles to be published?

    maybe they're just too big to care and need to pump out articles daily
     
  9. Tweak3D macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't call Cnet a respected business. They've been quite shady for some time now. They use to be really good, but that stopped in the late 90's/early 2000's.
     
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    It shows perfect coloums when I post it but not when It is on the site sorry
     
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    Probably not. They don't state which processor in each system and I bet the 2012 has the 3.4GHz i7 and the 2013 has an i5.
     
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    I'm glad the iMac was updated before Mavericks came out. I like to be able to control when and if I update to the next operating system, and I generally wait until x.x.2 before updating.
     
  14. mrmarts, Sep 28, 2013
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    Hey Guys

    Would this customised late 2013 imac with a 3.5ghz i7 processor, 16gb ram, 3tb fusion and a Nvidia GTX 780M, be a huge jump in terms of performance from my previous late 2009 imac which had a 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 , 8gb of ram, 1tb HDD and an ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics processor with 512MB. Would I be able to tell the difference even when compared to my mid 2012 macbook retina . I also read a review that stated the new gen iMacs make even less heat and noise than their predecessors.
     
  15. theRevIsNotDead macrumors member

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    Its highly likely you'll see a significant increase in speed, and decrease in heat and noise.
     
  16. bluescale macrumors member

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    You probably will see a decent performance boost. That said, are you doing anything that requires an update right now? if not, why not save your money for a year or two, when your machine really starts to show its age. I'm upgrading now because Photoshop and Lightroom are almost unusable for me now, but my computer is also quite a bit older than yours.
     
  17. mrmarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I longer have it, that
     
  18. mrmarts, Sep 29, 2013
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    mrmarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I sadly no longer have it I sold it for about 1300 I thought if was good price to pass up. However if I wait anymore it will be the next gen if I can survive. As I prefer a iMac to multitask during my studies a MacBook retina screen is too tiny for my taste, and I do not like to clutter my desk with external monitors, keyboards etc.

    I have been holding off since May mainly for the retina display and port revisions thunderbolt 2 they would be most welcome changes to my previous iMac.

    But a retina retina iMac may not come in 2014, due to costs, little software content, it would also sound logical for apple to release it on MacPro first for multimedia designers. But for everyday users apple may be waiting till they introduce ultra HD content on iTunes . That said I also got 360 off the current model which seems like a steal.

    It is a tough decision and I regret selling my 09 iMac now. I hate to change my computer every year as I see it pointless and silly. But if I buy now the only thing that will influence me to sell would be a retina display, which I hope it does not happen anytime soon after my purchase.
     
  19. bluescale macrumors member

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    Ah...I didn't realize you'd sold you '09. In that case, I'd recommend buying a system now. Like you, I find laptop screens too small. I like my current 24", and I'm sure I'll love the 27" when it arrives. The bigger the better.

    Who knows when Apple will release a Retina iMac. It might be next year, or it might be 3 years from now. The waiting game will drive you nut.
     
  20. mrmarts thread starter macrumors 65816

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    No probs I am that concerned with the port revisions as the day will come when update my macbook to a newer one which has those ports, and yes you are right the waiting will drive you nuts. Lucky i held out for 4 months on a 15" display for the new 4gb graphics card and wi fi revision.
     
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