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Old 12-18-2012, 10:30 PM   #1
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iMac 27 '2013 cinebench

seems like the upgraded 3.4 is a tad slower than the previous 3.3ghz
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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I may need to consider upgrading my oldschool MBP.. Then again, if I've had time to wait for all those renders, I surely have time to wait for the next generation of Macs..

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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...not bad specs you have there

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Old 12-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #4
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #5
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Not that I'm in the market for either, but if the latest MBP hits a similar score or even close, I'd take mobility over the large screen benefit of the iMac. What GPU do they pack?

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Old 12-19-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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The iMac has better GPU and faster clock CPU than the MBP. I doubt the CB scores will be that close.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:32 PM   #7
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Just had a quick google, 15" MBP scores ~6.2 cinebench so not far off, but the GPU would be where it gets whooped.

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Old 12-19-2012, 04:39 PM   #8
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7.45 vs 6.2 is a 20% difference, not really insignificant. Although like you I do prize mobility over sheer power. The MBP basically has the same CPU as the latest Mac mini.
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With the unlocked Xeon E5's rumored for release, we should soon see scores in the mid 30's.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:41 PM   #10
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7.45 vs 6.2 is a 20% difference, not really insignificant. Although like you I do prize mobility over sheer power. The MBP basically has the same CPU as the latest Mac mini.





MacBookPro (retina) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7
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= 20.83 fps OpenGL and 6.10 pts CPU

The Mac mini is slower on the OpenGL performance but slightly faster (8.96%) than the MacBookPro in the CPU department.

..but as you say mobility is a bonus.

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Old 12-19-2012, 11:37 PM   #11
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Ohhh I love Apple, I really do, but their pro solutions leave me scratching my head more and more.

Here is the machine I just built.


BTW, I still hate Windows, but this machine is crazy fast. This score is the same as the current top of the line Mac Pro, but with HALF THE PROCESSORS.

This means that every single threaded operation is TWICE AS FAST as the Mac Pro.

Also, 4GB GTX 470. Also 64 gigs of ram. Nigh silent box.

For less than 2k.

You can build the render node version of this with a lesser (but still beefy) GPU and 32 gigs of RAM for $1200.

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Old 04-25-2013, 01:12 AM   #12
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can build the render node version of this with a lesser (but still beefy) GPU and 32 gigs of RAM for $1200.


Can you give me more info on the components if I wanted to do this?
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Can you give me more info on the components if I wanted to do this?

I'm curious as well.
 
Old 04-26-2013, 06:35 AM   #14
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Makes me feel good about the first PC I ever built in 2011, while waiting for Apple to release a new mac pro:

i7 2600k, 4 cores, 8 threads @ 3.4 Ghz (overclocked to ~4.0): 8.16.

Fast enough by Apple's current iMac standards.
 
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I have the exact same specced iMac as stoiQa.
While it's not a speed demon I'm very happy with the whole performance of the machine. I'm not talking strictly about Cinema but as an all rounder pc.
There are a few things that bother me for example the ssd part of the fusion drive is great but the hard drive part of it is so-so. The other part is the graphics card. Even though it's a very capable mobile graphics card (680MX) I would have preferred a desktop version of it.
It's the one thing that infuriates me with Apple. In their quest to make the thinner devices in the world they make some odd sacrifices. Just keep the thickness of the previous iMac and shove as many desktop components you can in there!

The CPU for me isn't such a breaking deal for me. If I need some more CPU power I can always use the great amount of render farms available on the internet. Is it the best solution? Probably not for all occasions but it's a compromise I'm willing to take.

The screen is great. Aside from the viewing angles etc it's also very accurate in colours something that is important for print work.
And maybe the most important of all is the silence! Oh yes! Now the most noisy part in my office is the drobo 5d. To the point it's infuriating!

I think it's a nice machine. If you use Cinema 100% of your time and in very complex situations then you might be better off with another machine.
Am I hoping Apple will release a Mac Pro soon? For sure!
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