For almost two years, Apple failed to update its iMac lineup, at least until last week where the company finally updated its iMac with new processors. So this begs the question of whether or not users should bother to upgrade to the latest model, and it seems that you should, based on recent benchmarks.


According to recent benchmarks which tested the new high-end iMacs, it shows that it represents a 75% speed increase over its predecessors. We’re looking at a single-core score of 6,314 and a multi-core score of 33,713. This is versus the previous model which managed to score 5,684 for single-core, and 19,372 for multi-core.

That being said, we suppose it’s not a surprise that the new iMacs are faster than its predecessors, but at a 75% increase in speed, it does seem like it might be worth the upgrade if you have the cash for it. The new iMacs feature Intel’s 8th-gen processors and while they might not necessarily be sporting new designs (which we’re sure many have hoped for), they do appear to be a pretty decent upgrade.

The new iMacs are priced starting at $1,299 for the 21.5-inch model, and $1,799 for the 27-inch 5K model.

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