Apple's new M1 iMac is 56% faster than the high-end 21.5-inch Intel iMac
What you need to know
- Benchmarks for the new M1 iMac have hit Geekbench.
- The results show a big performance boost over the previous generation.
Apple's new M1 iMac is, as anyone would have expected, wicked fast.
As reported by MacRumors, the first benchmarks from Apple's new desktop are beginning to show up on Geekbench. As expected, performance on the M1 iMac is comparable to other M1-powered Macs like the M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro, and M1 Mac mini.
According to the benchmarks, the new iMac is 56% faster than the previous high-end 21.5-inch iMac.
While the new M1 iMac smokes all configurations of the 21.5-inch iMac with an Intel chip, the high-end 27-inch iMac does still outperform the M1 iMac when it comes to multi-core performance.
While the new M1 iMac doesn't beat out the high-end 27-inch iMac, it really isn't supposed to. The 24-inch M1 iMac is meant as a replacement for the 21.5-inch iMac and Apple is surely working on a different model to replace the current 27-inch model that will most likely pack an even faster Apple silicon chip.
If you're trying to figure out which Mac is best for you, check out our list of the Best Mac in 2021.
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