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New 2010 iMac's - CPU & GPU benchmarks post them here

henrikrox

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Feb 3, 2010
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So i thought we could have thread were people who gets their new imacs test their video cards and cpu and stuff. Would be sweet if you include settings, picture of framerate, or a video.

Ill post the first one i find today:

COD 4 MW2 runs perfectly in 2560x1440 with the new 2.8 Ghz quad Core i5 iMac.

This is a multiplayer Ground War Domination game captured with FRAPS at half-resolution, 30 FPS, no audio, to limit impact of capture on the actual game.

Settings are 2560x1440 (native) res, everything on except antialiasing (the dot pitch is so tiny on this monitor antialiasing is unnoticable), automatic textures.

The fraps display shows 59 FPS during the capture, but the FRAPS 60s benchmark when the capture is off shows a min/max/avg of 47, 92, 69.

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klg4C32xYoo

Modern warfare 2 isnt exactly the most gpu intensive game, but im liking the framerate on that resolution. Averate of 70-75 fps. Not bad
 

Vidd

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Mar 7, 2006
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I'm still wondering whether the quadcore or dualcore is going to work out better.
I'm pretty impressed with those benchmarks.
 
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jpjandrade

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Mar 17, 2010
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That was very cool. Please post more videos like this.

Benchmarks for Dragon Age, Mass Effect 2, Bad Company and Napoleon Total War are a plus :p

Thanks for the vid.
 
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strang

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Sep 2, 2009
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OMG if you have the resources test out the Kanex HD adapter and see if a HDMI device can output 1080p on your iMac screen!
 
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napos

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Jan 12, 2007
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I would like to see following benchmarks please..

1) Handbrake @ Apple Universal pre-set of a DVD (please post length/name of title).

i3 (dual)
i5 (dual)
Quad i5
Quad i7

2) FPS tests 2-3 major games for the two different GPUs

Pronto!! Someone's gotta at least get us some handbrake numbers...

Need to decide if: Quad i5 or i3..... for major use is photo editing (Lightroom/Aperature level but nothing crazy), general use and few FPS games.
 
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Eastend

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Aug 1, 2004
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Nara, Japan
Please give us a Geekbench score in 32 and 64 bit mode, do not play games so do not care about Frame rates with your new GPU, it is nice that they are up though.
 
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GyroFX

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Jan 14, 2002
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Los Angeles and NorCal
how safe is it to OC the 5750 in windows mode and using it under OSX? Since the new gpu runs cooler, i assume some people will want to run some overclock tests eventually? Would really like to see the results if that's possible.
 
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luffytubby

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Jan 22, 2008
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I would like to see Benchmarks of games running under Steam native OSX:

CSS
TF2
HL2 Episode 2
WoW (2560x1440... 24 man raid, running around in Dalaran)
Starcraft 2 (2560x1440)



And in Bootcamp:

GTA4
Crysis (and/or Warhead)
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Assassins Creed 2
Empire: Total War
 
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dwarnecke11

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Nov 29, 2009
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Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klg4C32xYoo

Modern warfare 2 isnt exactly the most gpu intensive game, but im liking the framerate on that resolution. Averate of 70-75 fps. Not bad

Showed this to my friend. He said "A simiilarly priced PC could put out FPS in the 300s...."

Really... Yeah, don't think so. He's had so much trouble with his (ATI 4850) gaming rig I don't even know where to start.
 
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luffytubby

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Jan 22, 2008
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Showed this to my friend. He said "A simiilarly priced PC could put out FPS in the 300s...."

Really... Yeah, don't think so. He's had so much trouble with his (ATI 4850) gaming rig I don't even know where to start.


You know, with a IPS panel of the same caliber, and a high end all Aluminium case like those from Lian Li, that really needs the water-cooling from the Tri-SLI Nvidia 295's... that would have quite a bit more room, for it.

It's the same thing with laptops. its the small powerful laptops that are more expenssive(and desired) than the big clunky ones.
 
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hippo206

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Apr 8, 2007
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I would like to see Benchmarks of games running under Steam native OSX:

CSS
TF2
HL2 Episode 2
WoW (2560x1440... 24 man raid, running around in Dalaran)
Starcraft 2 (2560x1440)



And in Bootcamp:

GTA4
Crysis (and/or Warhead)
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Assassins Creed 2
Empire: Total War

Why a 24 man raid and not a 25?
 
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MathijsDelva

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Feb 28, 2008
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PCMag.com review the base 21.5". Good results! Click here http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2367104,00.asp

An excerpt about the performance:

Performance
Apple iMac-21.5-inch (Core i3) Apple iMacs earned their reputation being a multimedia-oriented powerhouses, and thanks to its Core i3 processor, the iMac 21.5-inch (Core i3) continues that tradition. When tested in Mac OS X 10.6, the iMac 21.5-inch (Core i3) finished the Photoshop CS4 test in 1 minute 48 seconds and Cinebench R10 test with a score of 8,687 points. The Core 2 Duo-powered Mac mini (HDMI), finished the CS4 test in 3:41, and edged out the last iMac 21.5-inch (Core 2 Duo), which took 1:58—a score drastically behind that of the iMac 21.5-inch (Core i3).

The iMac 21.5-inch (Core i3) is even faster in Windows 7 (64-bit) while running Boot Camp. This program runs Windows natively on Apple computers. The iMac was able to complete the CS4 test in only 1:22, which is blazing fast compared with other systems like the MSI Wind Top AE2220 ($950 list, ), which scored 2:21. Even the current Editors' Choice, the Core 2 Quad-powered Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 ($1,399 direct, ), which scored 1:32, wasn't able to keep up.

The iMac shows its prowess running the Windows Media Encoder test, which at 39 seconds is one second behind the B500, the class leader. The MSI took nearly twice as long for the same task (1:08). What's notable is the iMac with its "entry level" Core i3 processor beat the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z ($1,199 direct, ) with its faster, mid-range Core i5-650 processor, on all tests.
 
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epiphany

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Jan 8, 2004
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Rocklin,CA
I would like to see Benchmarks of games running under Steam native OSX:

And in Bootcamp:

GTA4
Crysis (and/or Warhead)
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Assassins Creed 2
Empire: Total War

The PC Mag article has a link to a chart with benchmarks for Crysis and World in Conflict.
 
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