New 24-inch M1 Apple iMac destroys every iMac that ever came before it in Geekbench single-core tests with +37% gains over the nearest Intel Core i7 and i9 models
The 2021 M1 Apple iMac has started finding its way onto the popular synthetic benchmark site Geekbench. Numerous entries have already been made (18 samples at the time of writing) that have resulted in an average single-core score of 1,725 points and average multi-core score of 7,460 points for the 24-inch iMac. These terrific results are actually remarkably similar to those of the new M1 iPad Pro, which we have already reported about.
In comparative terms, while the M1 iMac does reasonably well in the multi-core charts (9To5Mac points out a +124% gain for the 2021 model over the 21.5-inch iMac with Intel Core i3 processor), it’s the single-core charts where the new 24-inch iMac really tears things up. With a current average score of 1,725 points there isn’t another iMac that can touch it; in fact, the only Apple Mac devices that sit in the Geekbench single-core table with similar results are the M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro, and M1 Mac Mini.
The nearest all-in-one contender to the M1 iMac is the Intel Core i7-10700K 27-inch model from 2020, which has an average of 1,252 points, leaving the Apple Silicon variant with a +37.78% advantage. The highest iMac Pro score is for a device from 2017 with an Intel Core W-2150B chip that lags behind on 1,119 points (M1 iMac: +54.16%), and if you want something really astronomical then compare the 2021 device with the Intel Core i3-8100 21.5-inch iMac from 2019. The latter’s 897 points puts the multi-colored M1 Apple iMac +92.31% ahead.