“Earlier this week Apple released new iMacs which feature Intel’s next-generation quad-core Sandy Bridge processors. To see how well the Sandy Bridge iMacs perform I’ve collected Geekbench 2 results from the Geekbench Result Browser for these new iMacs and compared them against the previous Wolfdale (Core 2 Duo) and Lynnfield (Core ix) iMacs,” Primate Labs reports.
“While the improvements aren’t as dramatic as with the Sandy Bridge MacBook Pros, there’s a consistent 25% performance improvement between Sandy Bridge and Lynnfield at both the low-end and the high-end of the iMac model range (and over a 70% improvement between Sandy Bridge and Wolfdale),” Primate Labs reports. “While this update may not tempt Lynnfield iMac owners into upgrading, it’s certainly a compelling upgrade for Wolfdale iMac users.”
See the complete benchmarks in the full article here.
[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]