Apple’s Ten-Core iMac Pro With Intel Xeon W-2150’B’ Surfaces On GeekBench; Hints At Custom Processor Variant & High Score

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Oct 18, 2017
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Over the years, Apple’s become more of a smartphone company. The iPhone’s success and subsequent weight on balance sheets has led towards significantly more attention being given to the lineup. This year the trend is stronger than ever, as Cupertino once again takes the reigns with the iPhone X. Face ID brings facial recognition to the smartphone world and other manufacturers will work as hard as they can to bring it on their devices. But it didn’t start out that way. There was a time when Cupertino paid attention to computers only. And while the iPhone X is the talk of town, we also got the iMac Pro this year. Now, we’ve got what look like first authentic benchmarks for the Mac. Take a look below for more details.

Apple’s iMac Pro appears On GeekBench With Custom Intel Chips; 10 Core Variant Scores 35,917 For Multi-Core

Apple’s iMac Pro launch earlier this year was a much needed breath of fresh air. Paired with renewed attention to the MacBook, it finally gave attention to the company’s other products as well. After all, over the pat couple of years it’s been all about iOS, iPhone and maybe even the iPad. The iMac Pro caters to one of the company’s true users i.e developers and content creators. And with the 18 core monster iMac, they’re going to have all computing needs met.

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That being said, the iMac Pro still doesn’t release until two more months. Now, we’ve got some benchmarks of the setup. What’s interesting is that the computers seem to have custom Intel processors. The 10 core Xeon W-2150 for example has the suffix B at the end. Apple’s going to need to make a couple of upgrades as the iMac’s chassis can’t handle Xeon’s true heat.

The 8 core iMac averages at 23,536 for multi core results. The 10 core variant scores 35,917 points, proving faster than the Mac Pro with a 12 core Intel Xeon processor. And that’s just for ten cores. Imagine what the 18 core behemoth will achieve once its out. Hardcore users and developers are in for a treat later this year.

We really hope Apple pays more attention to its desktop and notebook lineups. While the iPhone is all well and good, it’s desktops which truly define computing. And while Cupertino was very eager to upgrade the MacBook Pro, the lineup’s widespread complaints didn’t do the company good. Thoughts? Let us know what you think in the comments section below and stay tuned. We’ll keep you updated on the latest.

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