“Thanks to the Other World Computing’s test lab, we have some preliminary benchmarks on the entry level ‘late 2013’ Mac Pro 3.7GHz Quad-Core,” rob-ART morgan reports for Bare Feats.
“When it comes to CPU crunching, the ‘late 2013’ iMac Core i7 4-core matches or beats the ‘late 2013’ Mac Pro 4-core — at leasts in the tests we used here,” morgan reports. “Since the newest iMac and Mac Pro both have PCIe flash STORAGE, they are close in speed with the exception of large sequential reads (playback) where the Mac Pro excels.”
“LuxMark is one of the few OpenCL benchmarks that uses multiple GPUs. So we used it in our last graph to highlight the advantage of the ‘late 2013’ Mac Pro’s slowest pair of GPUs (FirePro D300s),” morgan reports. “It obliterates the iMac’s single GPU, but a 2010 Mac Pro tower with a really strong AMD GPU like the 7970 (running only on internal factory PCIe power feeds) comes close. I predict that the dual D700s in the top 2013 Mac Pro models will reach or exceed 4000KSamples/sec.”
See all of the benchmark results in the full article here.