Benchmarks: 'Ultimate' iMac gets boost from PCIe flash storage, faster CPU

Copy 6GB Folder
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 35.0
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 40.6
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 145.7
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 137.3

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Compress 6GB Folder
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 254.3
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 262.4
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 293.8
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 313.7

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Decompress 6GB Folder
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 39.0
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 40.6
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 129.2
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 126.0

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Import iMovie Archive
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 40.9
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 41.6
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 59.2
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 65.9

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

iMovie Share to iTunes
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 37.2
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 39.3
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 47.0
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 67.6

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

HandBrake Encode
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 48.7
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 49.0
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 51.0
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 61.3

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

iPhoto Import
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 36.3
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 39.2
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 82.6
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 94.0

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Aperture Import
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 46.3
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 45.2
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 64.4
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 69.7

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Photoshop CS5 Action Script
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 84.3
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 85.0
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 92.7
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 93.3

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

iTunes AAC to MP3 Encode
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 80.0
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 84.7
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 92.7
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 93.3

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Cinebench CPU
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 54.0
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 59.0
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 77.3
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 83.0

Results are in seconds. Smaller results/shorter bars are better. Reference models in italics.

VMware-PCMark
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 4493.0
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 4265.0
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 3979.0
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 4009.0

Results are scores. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

MathematicaMark 8
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 2.15
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 2.14
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 2.02
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 1.99

Results are scores. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Cinebench OpenGL
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 57.5
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 44.7
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 39.9
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 52.0

Results are frames per second. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Portal 2
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 165.6
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 148.6
  • 27" iMac/3.2GHz (Late 2012) 134.5
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 121.5

Results are frames per second. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Portal 2 (1920 by 1080)
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 140.4
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 131.9
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 33.4

Results are frames per second. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Heaven
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 29.1
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 31.6
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 7.3

Results are frames per second. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Valley
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 28.9
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 30.5
  • 21" iMac/2.7GHz (Late 2013) 5.3

Results are frames per second. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Heaven (Fullscreen)
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 16.1
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 17.9

Results are frames per second. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

Valley (Fullscreen)
  • 27" iMac/3.5GHz CTO (Late 2013) 17.0
  • 27" iMac/3.4GHz CTO (Late 2012) 18.2

Results are frames per second. Larger results/longer bars are better. Reference models in italics.

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