Yosemite Geekbench iMac 2011 results

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  1. vkd, Oct 17, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2014

    vkd macrumors 6502a

    vkd

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    *Edited 30 Oct 2014 - Added scores for Mac OS 10.9.2 w/ Fusion Drive (120GB Samsung 840 EVO + 1TB)

    OK I just did extensive Geekbench testing with Mac OS both native and in virtual machines (Fusion and Parallels).

    Hardware:
    iMac (27-inch Mid-2011)
    Intel Core i5-2500S @ 2.70GHz
    16GB Memory

    Test OSs:
    Mac OS 10.9.2
    Mac OS 10.9.5
    Mac OS 10.10 (Build 14A386)

    Virtual Machine Software:
    VMware Fusion v7.0.0
    Parallels 9.0.0

    Geekbench Versions:
    Geekbench 2.2.0
    Geekbench 3.0

    One anomaly with Parallels 9 was that after installing VM Tools, copying Geekbench both to and from it resulted in non-usable executables.

    ON a base system of Mac OS 10.9.5, Mac OS 10.10 in Parallels ran smoother than in Fusion even though its score was slightly lower! I put this down to the graphics rendering, as what affected my 5 mins of testing principally was the mouse cursor, which was 'sticking' or 'lagging' in Fusion, something that didn't occur in Parallels. Running on a base system of Mac OS 10.10 however did not present this 'feature'.


    Geekbench 2.2.0 32bit scores were:
    Mac OS 10.9.2 native on 2011 iMac 27": 7737
    Mac OS 10.9.2 native on 2011 iMac 27" w/ Fusion Drive: 7960
    Mac OS 10.9.5 native on 2011 iMac 27": 7516
    Mac OS 10.10 native on 2011 iMac 27" : 6628
    Mac OS 10.10 in VMware Fusion 7.0.0 on 10.9.2: 5761
    Mac OS 10.10 in VMware Fusion 7.0.0 on 10.9.5: 6205
    Mac OS 10.10 in VMware Fusion 7.0.0 on 10.10: 5270
    Mac OS 10.10 in Parallels 9.0 on 10.9.5: 5518
    Mac OS 10.10 in Parallels 9.0 on 10.10: 4953

    *Reference score: 7844

    64bit scores:
    Mac OS 10.9.2 native on 2011 iMac 27": 8546
    Mac OS 10.9.5 native on 2011 iMac 27": 8214
    Mac OS 10.10 native on 2011 iMac 27" : 7215
    Mac OS 10.10 in VMware Fusion 7.0.0 on 10.9.2: 6329
    Mac OS 10.10 in VMware Fusion 7.0.0 on 10.9.5: 6614
    Mac OS 10.10 in VMware Fusion 7.0.0 on 10.10: 5842

    *Reference score: 8565


    Geekbench 3.0 - 32bit:
    Mac OS 10.9.2 native:
    Single-Core Score:2755
    Multi-Core Score: 7156

    Mac OS 10.9.2 native w/ Fusion Drive:
    Single-Core Score: 2562
    Multi-Core Score: 6764

    Mac OS 10.10 native:
    Single-Core Score:2591
    Multi-Core Score: 5670

    Mac OS 10.10 in Fusion 7.0 on 10.9.2:
    Single-Core Score: 2654
    Multi-Core Score: 4592

    Mac OS 10.10 in Fusion 7.0 on 10.10:
    Single-Core Score: 2641
    Multi-Core Score: 4642

    Mac OS 10.10 in Parallels 9.0 on 10.9.2:
    Single-Core Score: 2352
    Multi-Core Score: 4134

    Mac OS 10.10 in Parallels 9.0 on 10.10:
    Single-Core Score: 2429
    Multi-Core Score: 3581

    *Reference scores: 2703 & 7121


    *Reference scores taken from average of submitted Geekbench scores as provided by:
    http://www.everymac.com/systems/app...inch-aluminum-mid-2011-thunderbolt-specs.html


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  2. vkd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vkd

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    I posted updated scores with Mac OS 10.9.2 native with Fusion Drive today. It is interesting to note that, using Geekbench 2 the scores with Fusion Drive are slightly better than without, and higher than the reference average score, whilst with Geekbench 3 they are worse! LOL
     
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    Let a few hours pass by and the scores improve! LOL

    Mac OS 10.9.2 native w/ Fusion Drive:
    Single-Core Score: 2747
    Multi-Core Score: 7331
     
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    vkd

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    Few hours later and the scores seemed to have stabilised:


    Mac OS 10.9.2 native w/ Fusion Drive:
    Single-Core Score: 2749
    Multi-Core Score: 7246

    (these are with Geekbench 3.2.2 (32-bit))
     
  5. vkd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    vkd

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    Just done a point upgrade to 10.9.3:


    Mac OS 10.9.2 native w/ Fusion Drive:
    Single-Core Score: 2808
    Multi-Core Score: 7276

    (these are with Geekbench 3.2.2 (32-bit))


    Remembering that the average scores (see Original Post) are 2703 & 7121, and this system has a Fusion Drive, from the POV of Geekbench, there doesn't seem to be a lot of benefit. In practice though, there is a LOT of benefit, the system is definitely much "snappier".
     

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