Obsurd....

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mackage, May 13, 2011.

  1. mackage macrumors 6502

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    I still think it's obsurd that even the base 15" Macbook Pro has a higher geekbench score than all the new iMacs with the exception of the top of the line 3.4.

    Ridiculous!!
     
  2. flipster macrumors 6502a

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    21.5" = base 13 and 15"
    27" = high end 15" and 17"

    Nothing has changed in like 4 years.
     
  3. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Absurd. It's absurd.

    All the new iMac ship with quad-core, non-Hyperthreaded Intel Core i5 processors. The 15" and 17" MacBook Pros ship with Hyperthreaded Core i7 processors. If the benchmark test is optimised for multi-core processing then 8 virtual cores is going to outgun 4 physical cores.

    They're all bloody quick.
     
  5. mackage thread starter macrumors 6502

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    We all know why they do....that doesn't make it ok.
     
  6. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    And it's also mostly irrelevant, except as a method to compare CPUs (and even then it has weaknesses). For non-hyperthreaded tasks that take advantage of a higher CPU speed, the i5 iMacs will do much better.
     
  7. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Well, the people running Apple think it's OK, 99% of the consumers think it's OK, and all the stockholders aren't complaining.

    Why are you blaming Apple for a chip that Intel makes? All the iMacs are better than last year's models, especially since the low end have gone quad-core.

    You are comparing i5 to i7 chips, blame intel, they are the ones raising prices across the board for the last two years.
     
  8. AWallen90 macrumors 6502

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    iMac isn't a powerhouse computer. You're comparing a average user desktop to a designer, or editor's laptop. Is there something you want to do with an iMac that it can't because it runs to slow of a Geekbench? Have you used the new Macbook Air? The Geekbench of that thing is terrible but it's one of the fastest everyday task computer I have ever used.
     

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