The new iMac models have a new interior, and that’s a lot faster than before.
As appleinsider writes, the geekbook results of the new 5K iMac with the better 8-core Intel Core i9-9900K chip are 6,314 for the single core and 33,713 points for the multi-core benchmark. The older version of the Mac from 2017 comes with its Core i7-7700K to only 5,684 and 19,372, respectively. Apple’s rating “up to twice as fast” isn’t reached in the benchmark, but the commercials probably also include the faster graphics. In addition, optimal conditions must have prevailed. Nevertheless, the speed increase is enormous.
From 19.000 to 34.000 points.
If you are thinking about buying a new iMac, please visit our iMac recommendation page. There we will tell you what to look out for when you buy and e.g. the middle configuration of the “27” should be used unchanged in your purchase decision. Important note again at this point for the small iMac: avoid the smallest configuration with the mechanical hard drive at all costs. This will spoil the fun of the rest of the great computer’s performance.