Benchmark scores reveal new M1 iMac is 56% faster than its predecessor

During its virtual Spring Loaded event last month, Apple announced its new M1 iMac line-up with a stunning new design, 7 vibrant colors, and a 24-inch 4.5K Retina display. The lineup features Apple’s new M1 chip, which brings 85 percent faster performance, 2x faster GPU, and 3x faster machine learning to the M1 iMac, compared to its Intel predecessor. The chip features 8 CPU cores, 8 GPU cores, and a 16-core Apple Neural Engine.

According to a new report, Apple’s new M1 Mac lineup offers amazing performance. The first benchmarks from the new desktop are popping up on Geekbench. As expected, the performance is comparable to other M1-powered Macs like the M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro, and M1 Mac mini.

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Apple’s new M1 iMac is 56% faster than its predecessor

As reported by MacRumors, customers can expect a massive performance improvement upgrading from even the higher-end Intel-based iMacs. The 24-inch iMac scored 1729 on the single-core metric and 7459 on the multi-core metric. This seems to be the entry-level M1 processor with an 8-core CPU and 7-core GPU.

Apple's new M1 iMac is 56% faster than its predecessor

When compared to the 2019 21.5-inch Intel-based iMac with an Intel Core i7 processor, the M1 desktop runs 56% faster when compared to single-core performance. The M1 is 24% faster when compared to multi-core performance. The 27-inch iMac with the 10th-generation Intel Core i7 won in multi-core with a 24% lead. However, the single-core performance of the M1 runs 38% faster than the 27-inch Intel iMac.

It is important to note that these Geekbench scores are not a perfect representation of the performance these machines will offer for everyday use. However, the numbers do help reassure users that upgrading from most Intel-based Mac will not be a waste.

The M1 iMacs are set to be shipped next week. However, you will have to wait a long time to receive the machine if you place an order for it now as shipping dates have already moved to 5-6 weeks.

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