The leaked benchmark features an iMac running on an Intel Core i9-10910 CPU and sporting an AMD Radeon Pro 5300 graphics card.
With the processor having ten cores and 20 threads that come to bear the tasks, it seems like it could be a reliable desktop machine for creative professionals.
The Geekbench listing refers to the Core i9-10910 CPU. This may be a customized version of the top-end processor in Intel’s Comet Lake-S family, running with a base clock speed of 3.6GHz and a top clock of 4.7GHz. This means that it runs some 29% faster than the standard Core i9-10900.
The chip could be a 95W processor, seating it between the lower-powered 65W Comet Lake-S and the Gutsier 125W CPU. Such a custom chip is likely to try to be energy-efficient in Apple’s CPU, which can crank up its power for high-performance bursts when it is needed.
Interestingly, iMac 2020 may have a custom Intel CPU, noting that Apple is turning towards making its ARM-based chips for Mac and eventually moving away from relying on Intel processors.
For graphics, the Radeon Pro 5300 is the desktop version of the Radeon Pro 5300M, designed for laptop use. The iMac Radeon Pro 5300 should be, so it should be based on the latest Navi 14 GPU and come with a 1,280 stream processor.
The Geekbench listing looked at the graphics card at 1,600Mhz and stated that it has 4GB of onboard memory. It’s not the most powerful graphics card, but it’s worth noting that Radeon Pro GPUs are designed for professional graphics work such as CAD work or video rendering rather than high-end gaming; AMD is slated to reveal its next big gaming graphics card in September this year.
This means that the iMac 2020, which is expected to sport a new design and will be revealed at some point in 2020, could be a significant upgrade over its predecessor.
The Geekbench listing provides no single-core and multi-core CPU test results, but we expect its 10-core modern Intel processor to deliver more reliable performance.
We look forward to seeing what Apple can build with their next iMac, especially given the radical look of the Mac Pro 2019. But we’ll have to wait at least a few months before the Comino crew to cover the iMac. 2020.