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Apple iMac 3.06GHz unboxing, hands-on, and benchmarking

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Look what arrived on our doorstep today! That's right -- the shiny, expensive new iMac that's now equipped with that funky custom and / or overclocked 3.06GHz CPU. Take a look at us wildly unboxing and handling the behemoth in the gallery below, and get a load of its fairly impressive Xbench scores after the break.

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  • All machines tested with Xbench 1.3.
  • All machines tested were using Leopard.
  • You can check the bold Xbench scores to compare the cumulative results for each test.

MBP (2.5GHz Penryn)Air (1.6GHz Core 2 Duo) MacBook (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo) iMac (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, previous gen.)
iMac (3.06GHz Core 2 Duo)
CPU 169.23 79.98 126.66 138.58 188.54
GCD Loop 15.33 Mops/s 9.67 Mops/s 13.43 Mops/s 14.91 Mops/s 18.90 Mops/s
Floating Point Basic 3.37 Gflop/s 2.03 Gflop/s 2.95 Gflop/s 3.23 Gflop/s 4.12 Gflop/s
vecLib FFT 3.93 Gflop/s 1.71 Gflop/s 3.36 Gflop/s 3.66 Gflop/s 4.65 Gflop/s
Floating Point Library 36.64 Mops/s 12.82 Mops/s 17.80 Mops/s 19.43 Mops/s 44.76 Mops/s
Thread Test 275.13 148.81 186.4 208.77 314.45
Computation 6.93 Mops/s 2.77 Mops/s 3.58 Mops/s 3.56 Mops/s 8.50 Mops/s
Lock Contention 9.90 Mlocks/s 7.04 Mlocks/s 8.48 Mlocks/s 11.06 Mlocks/s 10.81 Mlocks/s
MBP (2.5GHz Penryn)Air (1.6GHz Core 2 Duo)MacBook (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo)iMac (2.4GHz) iMac (3.06GHz Core 2 Duo)
Memory Test 168.11 140.42 150.23 150.82 211.78
System 183.01 143.51 158.95 151.56 247.04
Allocate 922.99 Kalloc/s 718.86 Kalloc/s 856.78 Kalloc/s 657.80 Kalloc/s 374.06 Malloc/s
Fill 7424.09 MB/se 5770.30 MB/s 6480.99 MB/s 6606.88 MB/s 9667.21 MB/s
Copy 3522.10 MB/s 2802.78 MB/s 2914.92 MB/s 3014.12 MB/s 4651.03 MB/s
Stream 155.45 137.46 142.41 150.08 185.33
Copy 3059.86 MB/s 2621.64 MB/s 2799.64 MB/s 2926.68 MB/s 3653.38 MB/s
Scale 3008.89 MB/s 2602.03 MB/s 2797.66 MB/s 3022.24 MB/s 3652.08 MB/s
Add 3525.00 MB/s 3230.58 MB/s 3196.17 MB/s 3364.41 MB/s 4165.23 MB/s
Triad 3523.21 MB/s 3199.37 MB/s 3211.97 MB/s 3328.48 MB/s 4147.22 MB/s
MBP (2.5GHz Penryn)Air (1.6GHz Core 2 Duo)MacBook (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo)iMac (2.4GHz) iMac (3.06GHz Core 2 Duo)
Quartz Graphics Test 198.29 96.89 154.32 193.4 228.36
Line 12.43 Klines/s 6.94 Klines/s 9.69 Klines/s 11.64 Klines/s 15.27 Klines/s
Rectangle 70.01 Krects/s 32.23 Krects/s 51.66 Krects/s 70.02 Krects/s 252.7 Krects/s
Circle 15.29 Kcircles/s 7.22 Kcircles/s 11.54 Kcircles/s 15.29 Kcircles/s 16.46 Kcircles/s
Bezier 4.92 Kbeziers/s 2.49 Kbeziers/s 3.79 Kbeziers/s 4.51 Kbeziers/s 5.64 Kbeziers/s
Text 12.17 Kchars/s 5.53 Kchars/s 10.39 Kchars/s 12.66 Kchars/s 15.06 Kchars/s
OpenGL Graphics Test 165.99 17.26 23.36 152.66 201.68
Spinning Squares 210.57 frames/s 21.89 frames/s 29.64 frames/s 193.65 frames/s 255.84 frames/s
User Interface Test 326.63 105.81 244.28 335.18 443.26
Elements 1.50 Krefresh/s 485.60 refresh/s 1.12 Krefresh/s 1.54 Krefresh/s 2.03 Krefresh/s
MBP (2.5GHz Penryn)Air (1.6GHz Core 2 Duo)MacBook (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo)iMac (2.4GHz) iMac (3.06GHz Core 2 Duo)
Disk Test 33.08 24.05 39.64 80.72 78.47
Sequential 60.60 42.21 66.07 115.15 106.39
Uncached Write 52.17 MB/s [4K blocks] 30.96 MB/s [4K blocks] 53.34 MB/s [4K blocks] 72.17 MB/s [4K blocks] 84.32 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 47.88 MB/s [256K blocks] 31.19 MB/s [256K blocks] 47.63 MB/s [256K blocks] 66.51 MB/s [256K blocks] 77.36 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 9.89 MB/s [4K blocks] 7.27 MB/s [4K blocks] 10.83 MB/s [4K blocks] 27.81 MB/s [4K blocks] 17.43 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 39.17 MB/s [256K blocks] 30.42 MB/s [256K blocks] 49.62 MB/s [256K blocks] 69.83 MB/s [256K blocks] 80.85 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 22.75 16.81 28.31 62.13 62.16
Uncached Write 0.81 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.57 MB/s [4K blocks] 1.03 MB/s [4K blocks] 2.67 MB/s [4K blocks] 2.51 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 18.56 MB/s [256K blocks] 18.35 MB/s [256K blocks] 22.73 MB/s [256K blocks] 48.45 MB/s [256K blocks] 62.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 0.41 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.35 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.48 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.63 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.66 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 18.44 MB/s [256K blocks] 13.28 MB/s [256K blocks] 19.31 MB/s [256K blocks] 27.08 MB/s [256K blocks] 28.77 MB/sec [256K blocks]

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