We’ve been waiting a month to see Apple’s beautiful new iMacs in the wild, and while the 27-inch models won’t ship until late next month, the new 21.5-inch units are not available in stores. Along with a sleek new body, the iMacs also feature Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors which should make them markedly faster than last year’s iMacs.
Geekbench scores have already been compiled for the new 21.5-inch iMacs. When compared to 2011′s high-end 27-inch iMacs, the new 21.5-inch iMacs stand their ground and outperform last year’s models by about 10%.
Not only does the new high-end 21.5-inch iMac outperform 2011′s high-end 27-inch iMac but the new mid-range and low-end iMacs outperform their counterparts by about 10% as well.
It was also discovered that mid-range Mac mini is actually faster than the mid-range iMac that’s almost twice the price. While the Mac Mini doesn’t come with a monitor, users looking for the same performance on a cheaper scale could buy a cheap external monitor to get close to the same experience.
Source: Primate Labs