Updated Mac Pro CPU Benchmarks Shows Impressive Results, Geekbench Score Exceeds 30,000 Mark
Back in June when the Mac Pro was first announced, there was some disappointment among power users when the Mac Pro delivered a surprisingly low 23,901 in Geekbench benchmarks.
Some warned that the score was based on a 32-bit build of Geekbench, prototype hardware, and beta software -- with scores likely to improve before a public release.
Today, Tom's Hardware has gotten its hands on the exact processor the Mac Pro will be using and put it through numerous tests and benchmarks in a Windows setup. The Geekbench results ended up exceeding 30,000 -- nearly 25% faster than the previous leaked result.
Curious as to how the very same 12-core Xeon E5-2687 V2 compared in Windows, I ran my own test on a 64-bit build of Geekbench and scored in excess of 30,000 points—more than 25% faster than the leaked number. The individual sub-tests showed both Xeon E5-based platforms trading blows in the integer and floating-point components, but clearly a more real-world comparison was needed in order to establish the new Xeon’s performance in a workstation environment.
Obviously these tests of the Xeon E5-2697 V2 will not correlate to the performance we will see when its in the Mac Pro running OS X Mavericks, but it does provide some reassurance that the next generation Mac Pro will be capable of more than what we saw in its original Geekbench scores.
For a list of all the benchmarks with the processor, hit the link below...