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Speedmark 6.5 test results

Speedmark 6.5 results: Mac minis and iMacs

Speedmark 6.5 Score
Mac mini 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM (Mid 2010) 100
21.5-inch iMac 2.5GHz Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
215
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2011) 223
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM SSD (BTO, Mid 2011) 256
21.5-inch iMac 2.8GHz Core i7 quad-core 4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011) 238
27-inch iMac 2.7GHz  Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2011) 222
27-inch iMac 3.1GHz  Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2011) 227
27" iMac 3.4GHz Core i7 quad-core 4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011) 252
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core i3 dual-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2010) 174
21.5" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2010) 179
27" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2010) 177
27" iMac 2.8GHz Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2010) 196
27" iMac 2.93GHz Core i7 quad-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO) 225
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core 4GB RAM SSD (Mid 2010, BTO) 218
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core 4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO) 199
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM (Late 2009) 129
27" iMac 2.66GHz Core i5 quad-core 4GB RAM (Late 2009) 195
24" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM (Early 2008) 130
24" iMac 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM (Mid 2007) 105

Higher scores are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

Speedmark 6.5 individual application test results

Computer Duplicate
1GB File
Zip
2GB folder
Unzip
2GB folder
Pages '09
Open
Word Doc
Mac mini 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Mid 2010)
32 237 65 108
21.5-inch iMac 2.5GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
18 147 36 70
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
20 134 47 65
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM SSD (BTO, Mid 2011)
13 124 25 54
21.5-inch iMac 2.8GHz Core i7
4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011)
20 130 45 65
27-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
20 133 45 65
27-inch iMac 3.1GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
20 144 48 70
27-inch iMac 3.4GHz Core i7
4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011)
20 130 45 63
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
19 166 42 77
21.5" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
19 160 42 67
27" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
20 161 43 76
27" iMac 2.8GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
21 170 44 76
27" iMac 2.93GHz Core i7 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
17 157 36 71
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core
4GB RAM SSD (Mid 2010, BTO)
14 131 24 56
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
17 140 36 65
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo
4GB RAM (Late 2009)
20 177 40 85
27" iMac 2.66GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Late 2009)
22 179 43 76
24" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Early 2008)
29 190 58 86
24" iMac 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Mid 2007)
31 235 65 109

Results are in seconds. Lower results are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

Speedmark 6.5 individual application test results

ComputeriTunes 10
AAC to
MP3
Encode
Import
movie
archive to
iMovie '09
iMovie '09
Export to
iTunes 10
for iPhone
Call of
Duty 4
framerate
Mac mini 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Mid 2010)
212 106 124 35
21.5-inch iMac 2.5GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
83 76 55 86.3
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
74 71 49 87.6
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM SSD (BTO, Mid 2011)
72 60 46 88.1
21.5-inch iMac 2.8GHz Core i7
4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011)
72 60 49 88.1
27-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
75 72 53 88.1
27-inch iMac 3.1GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
74 66 51 88.5
21.5-inch iMac 3.4GHz Core i7
4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011)
68 55 46 88.6
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
95 103 69 78
21.5" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
91 101 68 78
27" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
91 100 68 78
27" iMac 2.8GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
95 78 56 88
27" iMac 2.93GHz Core i7 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
92 61 55 88
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core
4GB RAM SSD (Mid 2010, BTO)
78 80 57 79
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
80 90 61 79
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo
4GB RAM (Late 2009)
123 97 102 19
27" iMac 2.66GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Late 2009)
101 82 60 88
24" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Early 2008)
168 146 89 78
24" iMac 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Mid 2007)
150 188 110 45

Call of Duty 4 results are based on framerate; higher results are better. All other test results in the above chart are in seconds; lower results are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

Speedmark 6.5 individual application test results

Computer iPhoto '09
200 JPEG
import
Photoshop
CS5
HandBrake
0.9.4
CineBench
R15
Graphics
Mac mini 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Mid 2010)
66 103 758 11
21.5-inch iMac 2.5GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
32 54 254 36
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
33 52 236 41.6
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM SSD (BTO, Mid 2011)
19 51 236 40.8
21.5-inch 2.8GHz iMac Core i7
4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011)
35 50 194 42.6
27-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
33 52 236 40.2
27-inch iMac 3.1GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
28 53 209 38.3
27-inch 3.4GHz iMac Core i7
4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011)
33 51 165 43.2
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
35 60 405 25
21.5" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
34 58 391 27
27" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
35 59 392 27
27" iMac 2.8GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
36 55 256 32
27" iMac 2.93GHz Core i7 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
29 53 208 35
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core
4GB RAM SSD (Mid 2010, BTO)
23 54 339 31
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
33 55 340 31
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo
4GB RAM (Late 2009)
42 62 569 6
27" iMac 2.66GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Late 2009)
38 57 267 31
24" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Early 2008)
50 92 565 21
24" iMac 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Mid 2007)
61 100 761 13

CineBench R15 Graphics results are a score; higher results are better. All other test results in the above chart are in seconds; lower results are better. Older models in italics.Best result in bold.

Speedmark 6.5 individual application test results

Computer CineBench
R15
CPU
Mathe-
matica
Mark 7
Parallels
World-
Bench
Multitask
test
Aperture 3
import
and
process
Multi-
tasking
Mac mini 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Mid 2010)
295 3 469 203 186
21.5-inch iMac 2.5GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
103 10.0 287 108 63
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
96 10.7 262 104 61
21.5-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM SSD (BTO, Mid 2011)
96 10.6 241 95 51
21.5-inch iMac 2.8GHz Core i7
(BTO, Mid 2011)
72 13.1 254 101 59
27-inch iMac 2.7GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
96 10.6 263 111 60
27-inch iMac 3.1GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2011)
85 11.7 247 107 58
27-inch iMac 3.4GHz Core i7
4GB RAM (BTO, Mid 2011)
60 15.3 226 100 55
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
157 6 340 125 78
21.5" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
152 6 333 121 75
27" iMac 3.2GHz Core i3 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
152 6 332 123 75
27" iMac 2.8GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010)
108 10 290 118 65
27" iMac 2.93GHz Core i7 quad-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
77 13 282 108 62
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core
4GB RAM SSD (Mid 2010, BTO)
130 7 289 99 68
27" iMac 3.6GHz Core i5 dual-core
4GB RAM (Mid 2010, BTO)
130 7 293 109 72
21.5" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo
4GB RAM (Late 2009)
229 4 355 137 88
27" iMac 2.66GHz Core i5 quad-core
4GB RAM (Late 2009)
112 10 300 118 65
24" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Early 2008)
226 5 327 160 130
24" iMac 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo
2GB RAM (Mid 2007)
305 3 446 194 136

MathematicaMark 7 results are scores; higher results are better. All other test results in the above chart are in seconds; lower results are better. Older models in italics. Best result in bold.

How we tested. Speedmark 6.5 scores are relative to those of a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo Mac mini (Mid 2010) with 2GB of RAM, which is assigned a score of 100. All iMacs were tested with OS X 10.6.4 and standard shipping RAM configuration. We duplicated a 1GB file, created a Zip archive in the Finder from the two 1GB files and then unzipped it. We converted 135 minutes of AAC audio files to MP3 using iTunes’ High Quality setting. In iMovie ’09, we imported a camera archive and exported it to iTunes using the Mobile Devices setting. We ran a Timedemo at 1024-by-768 with 4X anti-aliasing on in Call of Duty 4. We imported 200 JPEGs into iPhoto ’09. The Photoshop Suite test is a set of 23 scripted tasks using a 50MB file. Photoshop’s memory was set to 70 percent and History was set to Minimum. For our multitasking test, we timed the Photoshop test again, but with the iTunes MP3 encoding and file compression tests running in the background. We used Handbrake to encode four chapters from a DVD previously ripped to the hard drive to H.264. We recorded how long it took to render a scene with multiprocessors in Cinebench and ran that application's OpenGL, frames per second test. We ran the Evaluate Notebook test in MathematicaMark 7. We ran the WorldBench 6 multitasking test on a Parallels 6 VM running Windows 7 Professional. We timed the import and processing time for 200 photos in Aperture.—Macworld Lab testing by James Galbraith, McKinley Noble, Gil Loyola, and William Wang

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