Reviews/ benchmark of new iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by milibug, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. milibug macrumors newbie

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    Hi can I suggest anyone who came across reviews and/or benchmark testings of the new iMacs post the links to them in this thread? That way it's easily for us to follow. I find it hard to google them for some reasons. Thanks!
     
  2. milibug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Macworld benchmark

    I just read from the other thread how people were saying the new iMac (24") is worse than the old one with a 7300GT card based on this report from Macworld:

    http://www.macworld.com/2007/08/firstlooks/imacbenchmarks/index.php

    UT2004:
    new iMac: 86.3
    old iMac (7300GT): 88.7


    Interestingly their other report gave a score of 79.3 with the same machine (old, 7300GT), and a score of 83.6 for the 2.33GHz and 7600GT model:

    http://www.macworld.com/2006/09/reviews/24inchimac/index.php

    Suggest to me their error margin is rather large and the result is not really significant unless the score is different by at least 10 point. Just some stats stuff :D
     
  3. SBeardsl macrumors member

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    Its also true that some of the benchmarks for ATI chips in the 2600 family show little improvement from previous generations running older games but significant improvements running newer ones (I assume that take advantage of the more advanced features of the chip).

    At lot of different things go into 3D performance. Until we get a couple of people to bench the latest GPU eaters in the new systems we won't know how they will perform. We do already know that the "2600 Pro" in the new iMacs is NOT identical to the 2600 Pro benched 9 months ago by the internet sites.

    The core chip is the same (and is the same as the Mobility 2600XT) the difference is the memory (DDR3 in the iMac) and the clock speeds on the GPU and memory in the custom card ATI built for Apple. (and the custom ROM, Drivers, and system they are embedded in). We need real hands on benchmarks to know what to expect (but so far it looks closer to the 2600XT than the "2600 Pro" numbers).
     

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