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BARE FEATS LAB - real world Mac speed tests

The 'late 2015' iMac 5K CPU crunch
versus two competing Macs

Posted October 23rd, 2015 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

The top 'late 2015' 27" iMac 5K is sporting a 4GHz 'Skylake' Quad-Core i7 processor. Let's see how well it can crunch against the main competition.

GRAPH LEGEND
iMac 5K '15 = 'late 2015' iMac Retina 5K 4.0GHz Quad-Core i7; Radeon R9 M395X GPU; 16G RAM; 1TB flash storage
iMac 5K '14 = 'late 2014' iMac Retina 5K 4.0GHz Quad-Core i7; Radeon R9 M295X GPU; 16G RAM; 1TB flash storage
nMP 4c = 'late 2013' Mac Pro 3.7GHz Quad-Core Xeon; 16G RAM; dual FirePro D300 GPUs; 512G flash storage

(RED graph bar means FASTEST)

(RED graph bar means FASTEST)

INSIGHTS
The 'late 2015' iMac 5K beat the other two 4-core Macs in every test but Photoshop Noise Reduction. I can't explain that one exception.

WHAT'S NEXT? More GPU tests (like at 5120x2880 resolution). Don't miss our other 'late 2015' iMac 5K test pages:

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