The New M1 iMac Is 56% Faster Than The Outgoing 21.5-inch Intel Model

Apple’s new M1 iMac will begin shipping to those who placed early orders within a few days and that means that reviewers already have them in-hand. As a result, we’re beginning to see new Geekbench scores pop up in the database – and they look pretty incredible.

We already know that the M1 chip is a speedy little sucker after it arrived in the MacBook Air, Mac mini, and MacBook Pro but it’s always good to confirm these things.

According to benchmarks spied by MacRumors, the new M1-powered 24-inch iMac is 56% faster than the outgoing 21.5-inch version.

It will come as no surprise that ‌M1‌ iMac benchmarks are right on par with benchmarks for the ‌M1‌ MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, coming in with an average single-core score of 1724 and an average multi-core score of 7453, aggregated from three benchmarks that are currently available.

Those numbers are already impressive, but it gets even more amazing when you look at the speeds offered by the outgoing 21.5-inch iMac. Anyone switching will not only see an increase in screen size, but a huge one in performance as well.

The previous-generation high-end 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ earned a single-core score of 1109 and a multi-core score of 6014, so the ‌M1‌ ‌iMac‌ is 56 percent faster when it comes to single-core performance and 24 percent faster when it comes to multi-core performance.

The new iMac is available for order now but won’t be shipping to buyers until May 21 at the earliest, depending on when you got the order in.

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