21.5-inch 3.0GHz 6-core Core i5 iMac (2019) review: New all-in-one stands out in multi-core performance

Apple's first 6-core 21.5-inch iMac makes a compelling case as an affordable pro-level machine.

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Cinebench R20 CPU test

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Cinebench R20 CPU single-core test

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Blender BMW CPU test

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Blender Classroom CPU test

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Blender BMW GPU test

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At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Excellent multi-core performance
    • Elegant all-in-one design

    Cons

    • Unimpressive single-core performance improvement over comparable 2017 model
    • RAM is not user upgradeable
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