Lab Examined: New 27-inch imac desktop speed results

Lab Examined: New 27-inch imac desktop speed results

Finally, after many telephone calls to a lot of Apple Stores – in addition to a couple of heartbreakingly fruitless journeys to far-flung stores – hard-to-get 27-inch iMacs have been in our lab and examined. The outcomes, however, weren’t what we should expected.

The brand new 27-inch iMacs can be found in two standard designs. Have 8GB of RAM and have Intel’s quad core Ivy Bridge processors. The £1,699 model sports a 3.2GHz Core i5, as the £1,499 model utilizes a 2.9GHz Core i5. SEE: Apple imac desktop review

Both iMacs include 7200-revoltions per minute, 1TB SATA-3 hard disk drives, however the drives during these two iMacs we received aren’t identical – nor were their performance scores. Our £1,699 imac desktop includes a Western Digital WD10EALX Caviar Blue drive with 32MB of cache. Our £1,499 imac desktop includes a Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 hard disk with 64MB of cache – two times the cache from the WD, and the benefit of the bigger cache is apparent within our test results.

2012 27-inch iMacs: Speedmark scores

Results are in frames per second. Higher results are better. Best result in bold. Reference models in italics.

See also:

New iMac shipping delays continue due to display lamination issues

New 2013 iMac could ship next spring

Apple iMac 21.5in model unboxed



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