My 2017 27" i7 iMac quick benchmarks

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  1. camresu macrumors newbie

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    I know there are benchmarks starting to show up. I still thought it might be helpful to some to see how my new iMac scored.

    Ordered it on launch day:

    2017 5K 27", 512GB SSD, 16GB RAM, Radeon Pro 580

    (I wasn't sure we'd see aftermarket RAM so quickly, so Apple got me for an extra 8GB - $200 - ouch)

    Geekbench.jpg

    Cinebench.jpg
    Screen Shot 2017-06-17 at 12.31.11 AM.png
     
  2. paulryp macrumors regular

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    Thanks. This is exactly the config I'm going for. I was hoping for around 22K but 19.7K will have to do. I might hold off until December for the Pro, I will doing a lot of C4d + Vray and photoshop, then booting into windows for some PC gaming. So I might get the 1TB version so I can 70/30 partition the SSD for W10 boot camp.
     
  3. camresu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I use my iMac primarily for video editing and photo work, so I went with the 512GB SSD and use external storage for my media. Makes sense for you to consider the larger drive going with dual boot.
     
  4. francois_paris macrumors newbie

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    I have same imac. My bootcamp is on an external SSD drive, more convenient and space saver for my internal drive.
     
  5. dsc888 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like the i7 is a decent upgrade for most of us here. Here's my Geekbench4 results that I had posted in another thread earlier. It was a my fist benchmark with nothing installed besides the 32 GB or RAM.
    2017 iMac Geekbench 4 Results.jpg
     
  6. whatevs macrumors member

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    I'm planning on upgrading my 2009 iMac to a 2017 iMac. Can you point me in the right direction on how to move my bootcamp partition to an external SSD? Did you attach via USB3? Thanks!
     
  7. paulryp macrumors regular

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    Yeah, whats the deal with putting Windows on an External Now! Is it easy or do you need to clone it on.
     
  8. francois_paris macrumors newbie

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    This method worked well for me, and it's quite easy.

    Yes i'm using an external SSD samsung T3, via USB3. Very happy with this solution!
     
  9. richinaus macrumors 6502a

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    I do similar work and did exactly the same thing [rhino, key shot etc, adobe]. This iMac is very smooth to use and quick. Windows was super easy to get on it too - best bootcamp experience I have had yet.
     
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    Same machine as the OP but 40GB of RAM. I wasn't sure what settings you wanted this run at so I just went with Basic.

    [​IMG]

    I can run it at native resolution and/or with different AA settings if you like.
     
  12. camresu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent results. I am so impressed with this refresh. I'm actually looking forward to my FCP X editing work this week!
     
  13. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    I'm considering this, how do you have it setup? Usb? Thunderbolt 3?
     
  14. Mac Hammer Fan macrumors 6502a

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    Terrific results. How about the extreme settings of Heaven? And at higher resolution? And the fan noise?
     
  15. Crosscreek macrumors 68030

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    Not bad but I still have a little edge on my hack. :)

    . Screenshot 2017-04-28 09.57.53.png
     
  16. jerwin, Jun 19, 2017
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    jerwin macrumors 65816

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    yeah, the basic heaven preset is not all that demanding. My vid card gets a constant 60 fps (as if it was somehow capped), except in the dark corridor (scene 18) which I presume is used to load data)

    I would imagine that 1440p and 5k are of immense interest. The tesselation options are pretty.
     
  17. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    These are my results at 2560x1440, medium quality, normal tessellation and 2xAA fullscreen (windowed was a few FPS higher).

    [​IMG]

    I'll try extreme later.
     
  18. 4God macrumors 68020

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    How's FCPX working out for you on that beast?
     
  19. Charlesje macrumors member

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    Could you run the cinebench cpu test as well? I would be really curious to know. Tnx
     
  20. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    Cinebench while in windows is what I'm most interested in since we have other reports of it in osx.
     
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    According to a video on YouTube it is 920 cb.
     
  22. SaSaSushi macrumors 68040

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    Okay, I am in BootCamp Windows 10 and I downloaded Cinebench and just gave it a quick run.

    [​IMG]

    That was the first time I ran it. I got 913 cb on CPU the second time and 918 the third.
     
  23. iemcj, Jun 21, 2017
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    Thanks man! That's a bit of bummer graphics wise, my 2 year old imac gets 107fps in osx and 127 when in windows. This new graphics card is less than a 16% increase, I was under the impression this was a much better gpu, something like a 30-50% increase considering how far behind these desktops are lagging in that department. :(
     
  24. Mac Hammer Fan macrumors 6502a

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    The results from Cinebench will be different if you use MacOS.
    136 fps and 920 cb for what I saw on a Youtube video.:)
    The only drawback is the fan noise.:(
     

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