There a place that has benchmarks 4 all Macs? so I can compare laptops->Minis->iMacs

Discussion in 'iMac' started by MikeTheVike, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. MikeTheVike macrumors regular

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    I'm looking to upgrade from my 24" C2D iMac and it's hard to tell what kind of improvements I'll get with the different computers.
     
  2. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

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    Benchmarks haven't been done for the 2012 iMacs yet, but here's this:

    http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

    Note that this ONLY includes CPU and memory performance, and doesn't factor in graphics.
     
  3. MikeTheVike thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome, that is really helpful. Looks like almost anything will be better than what I have, haha. Any idea how quick that site updates benchmarks after having access to new computers?
     
  4. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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  5. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Synthetic benchmarks are only an indicator of sprint performance and not a reliable indicator of how a computer will actually perform in the real world using real applications. Keep this in mind when studying the chart.

    The site utilises scores generated and uploaded by users and averages them.
     
  6. edk macrumors regular

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    thanks. im still on a:

    iMac (Early 2006)
    Intel Core Duo T2500 2000 MHz (2 cores)
    2527

    haha... however crap the new imacs are, they are gonna rock compared to what I have :D The upside of only upgrading every 6 or 7 years :)
     
  7. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Yes, you will definitely see quite a large performance increase. :)
     
  8. philipma1957 macrumors 603

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    maybe your way is the smart way.
    I am getting tired of buying souping it up and selling it on ebay when the new ones come out.
     
  9. edk macrumors regular

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    yeah, plus it still works fine.

    OK - forget gaming (have x360&ipad), and MS office lags... but lightroom etc works OK. Just need to be patient for things like Handbrake conversions - but it still works like it did fresh from the box.

    I guess it's all down to expectations.
     
  10. 12dylan34 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it's based upon user uploads. You download the geekbench software, run the test, then it uploads your results. It will probably be pretty soon though.
     

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