Thursday, February 29, 2024

24-inch iMac up to 56% faster than the previous high-end 21.5-inch iMac

Next week’s “Scary Fast” event almost certainly see a revamp of the 24-inch iMac. Here’s what I’d love to see in the update.

As noted by MacRumors, new Geekbench benchmarks show that the 24-inch M1 iMac, which should begin arriving to customers next week, is up to 56% faster than the previous high-end 21.5-inch all-in-one.

The M1 iMac boasts an average single-core score of 1724 and an average multi-core score of 7453, aggregated from three benchmarks that are currently available.

Regarding the Intel-based all-in-one, benchmarks are for the iMac21,1 — which MacRumors notes is likely the entry-level option with an 8-core CPU, a 7-core GPU, and two Thunderbolt ports. The ‌M1‌ ‌iMac‌ benchmarks list 8 CPU cores and a base frequency of 3.2GHz, and they’re running macOS 11.3.

The previous-generation high-end 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ earned a single-core score of 1109 and a multi-core score of 6014, so the ‌M1‌ ‌iMac‌ is 56 percent faster when it comes to single-core performance and 24 percent faster when it comes to multi-core performance.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.