M1 iMac is Up to 56% Faster Than Prior-Generation High-End 21.5-Inch iMac

Apples M1 iMacs are set to start delivering to consumers next week, and ahead of the main launch day, benchmarks for the devices have been showing up on Geekbench, likely from customers who are evaluating them.
It will come as not a surprise that M1 iMac benchmarks are right on par with benchmarks for the M1 MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, being available in with an average single-core rating of 1724 and a typical multi-core rating of 7453, aggregated from three benchmarks that are currently available.
Criteria are for the iMac21,1, which is likely the entry-level option with an 8-core CPU, a 7-core GPU, and 2 Thunderbolt ports. The M1 iMac benchmarks list 8 CPU cores and a base frequency of 3.2 GHz, and theyre running macOS 11.3.
M1 iMac The 24-inch M1 iMac significantly exceeds the 2019 21.5-inch iMac with an Intel chip that its changing, and its going to be a solid upgrade over all older 21.5-inch makers.
The previous-generation high-end 21.5-inch iMac made a single-core score of 1109 and a multi-core score of 6014, so the M1 iMac is 56 percent quicker when it comes to single-core performance and 24 percent faster when it concerns multi-core performance.
2019 high-end 21.5-inch Intel iMac Compared to the present high-end 27-inch iMac, the M1 Mac outshines in single-core efficiency, however it is lagging behind the 10th-generation Comet Lake Intel chip in multi-core performance. The high-end 27-inch iMac made a single-core score of 1247 and a multi-core rating of 9002.
The M1 iMacs single-core efficiency is 38 percent much faster, but the Intel iMacs multi-core efficiency is 25 percent faster.
With these ratings, the M1 iMac is not going to be able to change the high-end 27-inch iMac because it drags in multi-core performance, but Apple is dealing with higher-end Apple silicon chips for desktop machines and well likely see a lot more effective Apple-designed chip presented when Apple is prepared to replace the 27-inch iMac with a new design.
The M1 iMac does surpass lower-end 27-inch iMac designs with Intel chips, beating the 6-core Intel models in both multi-core and single performance.
Pricing on the M1 iMacs starts at $1,299 for the entry-level design and $1,499 for the version with an 8-core GPU, two additional USB-C ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and extra color alternatives. M1 iMac designs purchased today will ship in June, however those who preordered will quickly be getting their devices, and well learn more about them when evaluations go live.