New Entry-Level iMac Performs 40% Worse in Multi-Core Benchmark

New Entry-Level iMac Performs 40% Worse in Multi-Core Benchmark

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The new 21.5-inch entry-level iMac that Apple announced today has surfaced in the Geekbench Browser.

The desktop achieved a score of 2820 in the single-core test and 5435 in the multi-core test.

That's about the same as the previous 21.5-inch iMac's score of single-core score of 2882 but significantly worse than its multi-core score of 9204.

The new iMac uses an ultra-low voltage 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor used in the MacBook Air. It's $200 cheaper than Apple's previous entry-level iMac.

Do you think the $200 price difference is worth the cut in processing power? Let us know in the comments!

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New Entry-Level iMac Performs 40% Worse in Multi-Core Benchmark

Andy Lai - June 19, 2014 at 9:06am
Probably is a marketing scheme apple is doing to boost iMac Sales ??
Nat - June 19, 2014 at 1:05pm
No, just a way to go cheap, plus you might replace the parts.
Devidici - June 18, 2014 at 11:18pm
I think that this move for Apple is to cater for the small enterprise who would want Mac on their business, not all enterprise needs a lot of computing power such as heavy graphics etc. Most of the small enterprises needs only stability and long software support. And with this an enterprise can be assured that they'll be free from additional future expenses such as newer operating system and productivity tools. Because it is now for every Mac. And this is also good for parents too and for Educational institutions, as a parent you would want your child to focus on their studies. No powerful graphics and processor power means no high end games can be installed on your Mac. from the beginning Gaming is not the focus of Apple. They made Macs for productivity. This move I think is a good move.
HRH Mooochille "Wookie" Obama - June 18, 2014 at 10:45pm
I want more vacations!!!!
Larry - June 18, 2014 at 7:18pm
Apple blunder. never never never go backwards ! This is a hit to Apples credibility… Can't support Apple on this move this is beyond stupid.
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