Free Shipping available on most orders $49.00 & up.

Get Details. »

iMac Memory and Solid State Hard Drive Benchmarks

More memory equals a faster Mac. It's been our company mantra for quite a long time. With the addition of our Mercury SSD line, we now have another contender for drastically increasing performance on your Mac.

As shown in the benchmarks below, adding more memory to your iMac gradually boosts performance and allows you to run more processes and programs at once regardless of which model iMac you have.

Let's take, for example, the Early 2009 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo model. Upgrading the base machine to 8GB of RAM (following the OWC MaxRAM guidelines) yielded up to a 56% drop in time to complete each of the photoshop action tests.

Simply installing an OWC Mercury Electra 3G SSD dropped the time over 49% by itself.

And using the two together, speed gains are higher still - making us rethink and expand our company mantra:

More Memory = Faster Mac
OWC SSD Drive = Even Faster Mac
More memory and an OWC SSD Drive = Fastest Mac.



OWC offers memory upgrades available up to 32.0GB to make your iMac super fast!

OWC's FREE step-by-step installation videos guide you through upgrading your iMac.
Other World Computing Benchmark Result Tables

"Boot Time Test" Results

This test measures the time (in seconds) it takes to boot the iMac from a cold start to usability. Tests are completed using the stock minimum memory.

Lower times are better.

RAM Configuration Boot Time

27-inch iMac Late 2012
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac13,2)

Fusion Drive 18.6
   

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 22.2
7200 RPM 40.3

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.1GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 25.0
7200 RPM 48.1

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 23.8
7200 RPM 44.5

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 19.6
7200 RPM 46.3

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 18.4
7200 RPM 47.2

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.5GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 18.0
7200 RPM 48.8

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.93GHz Core i7 (iMac11,3)

OWC 3G SSD 18.8
7200 RPM 42.6

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.8GHz Core i5 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 19.0
7200 RPM 43.7

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.2GHz Core i3 (iMac11,3)

OWC 3G SSD 24.3
7200 RPM 43.4

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.06GHz Core i3 (iMac11,2)

OWC 3G SSD 25.0
7200 RPM 40.9

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 28.0
7200 RPM 48.3

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.66GHz Core i5 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 21.7
7200 RPM 38.2

27-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 22.7
7200 RPM 49.2

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.33GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 19.7
7200 RPM 39.6

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 22.0
7200 RPM 43.4

24-inch iMac Early 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 26.7
7200 RPM 41.7

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.93GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 34.0
7200 RPM 52.4

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 34.2
7200 RPM 49.5

20-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 32.3
7200 RPM 62.0

24-inch iMac Early 2008
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 23.2
7200 RPM 55.2

24-inch iMac Early 2008
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 25.9
7200 RPM 59.2

20-inch iMac Early 2008
2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 25.9
7200 RPM 57.1

24-inch iMac Mid 2007
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac7,1)

OWC 3G SSD 26.0
7200 RPM 63.0

Back To Top


"Adobe Photoshop CS6 Large Action Test" Results

This test measures the time (in seconds) it takes to execute a custom action script comprising of 45 commonly-used, memory-intensive processes on a 25,000 pixel wide image using Adobe Photoshop CS6.It is designed to represent a system-straining photo editing session of a graphic artist on a iMac such as with multiple images, images with multiple layers, or very large images such as trade show graphics, billboards, promotional banners, and more. These same type of results can be expected from video production suites and other 64 bit applications.

No other processes are running in the background besides those that keep the iMac itself running. Memory Usage is left at the default 72% of system memory. Increasing this slider can speed up the test when more memory has been added to the system, however with lower memory amounts, make sure you're leaving enough resources for any additional processes running.

The only scratch disk used for the purposes of this test is the boot drive itself. Increased performance can be achieved through the use of additional scratch disks. For more information on optimizing your Mac for Adobe Photoshop CS6, we suggest checking out Lloyd Chambers' Mac Performance Guide article Optimizing Photoshop CS6 Performance.

Lower times are better.

--> -->
RAM Configuration 2.0GB 4.0GB 6.0GB 8.0GB 12.0GB 16.0GB 24.0GB 32.0GB

27-inch iMac Late 2012
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac13,2)

Fusion Drive 383.49 299.67 291.92 285.62 268.57
                 

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 601.04 499.11 402.60 343.50 340.70 355.07 310.57
7200 RPM 2179.44 1511.95 1035.44 674.26 651.80 639.76 586.07

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.1GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 619.95 517.50 420.27 357.34 353.15 343.60 323.50
7200 RPM 2200.01 1544.59 1052.57 712.06 654.66 648.62 620.48

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 619.16 524.33 428.71 371.90 360.44 355.07 334.33
7200 RPM 2213.88 1548.62 1060.63 712.23 701.09 656.98 664.33

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 619.35 499.59 429.66 368.36 361.23 351.35 332.26
7200 RPM 2127.60 1457.06 1107.64 674.07 631.87 630.61 574.85

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 619.93 525.31 432.38 370.80 362.92 358.99 334.73
7200 RPM 2183.39 1541.51 1046.48 706.18 663.64 657.59 587.64

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.5GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 640.74 640.53 451.55 393.30 388.23 380.09 377.40
7200 RPM 2123.49 1493.31 1046.42 681.45 375.56 652.14 602.42

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.93GHz Core i7 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 930.68 700.33 587.39 491.29 479.74 477.27 475.29
7200 RPM 1982.41 1305.29 985.40 669.14 648.26 647.63 636.14

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.8GHz Core i5 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 954.09 724.51 606.74 507.53 491.50 489.90 454.06
7200 RPM 2038.16 1354.64 1032.60 712.21 685.61 682.07 680.60

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.2GHz Core i3 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 1131.73 911.89 792.67 960.72 669.83
7200 RPM 2418.98 1508.40 1170.96 857.96 823.68

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.06GHz Core i3 (iMac11,2)

OWC 3G SSD 1162.73 929.62 814.02 713.28 695.72
7200 RPM 2185.14 1502.25 1176.76 859.87 828.68

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 928.25 697.02 585.28 501.34 503.50 478.72 452.83
7200 RPM 1977.24 1299.12 981.86 682.83 680.36 649.60 606.08

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.66GHz Core i5 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 957.12 723.12 612.62 514.33 504.43 497.02 461.39
7200 RPM 2041.70 1352.10 1024.25 684.12 705.57 663.46 628.26

27-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1256.80 1017.76 901.31 816.33 778.03
7200 RPM 2253.70 1577.78 1217.99 909.61 884.60

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.33GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1161.19 947.81 828.34 740.93 711.97
7200 RPM 2260.33 1520.53 1181.36 857.57 829.81

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1278.78 1015.06 897.77 818.69 778.06
7200 RPM 2572.16 1678.79 1364.63 972.95 941.73

24-inch iMac Early 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1263.69 1008.84 887.44
7200 RPM 2341.07 1636.50 1374.81

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.93GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1265.99 1018.99 901.96
7200 RPM 2162.13 1529.36 1257.81

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1544.67 1327.43 1106.79 970.29
7200 RPM 3048.60 2531.53 1710.26 1347.49

20-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1620.80 1339.08 1114.87 987.27
7200 RPM 4134.64 3058.99 1895.22 1539.50

24-inch iMac Early 2008
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1444.53 1239.65 1021.00
7200 RPM 3499.69 2951.14 1869.20

24-inch iMac Early 2008
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1465.40 1259.00 1031.63
7200 RPM 3492.19 2776.30 1886.77

20-inch iMac Early 2008
2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1545.88 1326.52 1096.79
7200 RPM 3873.94 3084.16 2168.35

24-inch iMac Mid 2007
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac7,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1519.66 1327.09 1100.64
7200 RPM 4320.51 3084.16 2168.35

Back To Top


"Adobe Photoshop CS6 Medium Action Test" Results

This test measures the time (in seconds) it takes to execute a custom action script comprising of 45 commonly-used, memory-intensive processes on a 17,500 pixel wide image using Adobe Photoshop CS6.It is designed to represent a system-straining photo editing session of a graphic artist on a iMac such as with multiple images, images with multiple layers, or large images such as retail signage, movie posters, event signage, promotional banners and more. These same type of results can be expected from video production suites and other 64 bit applications.

No other processes are running in the background besides those that keep the iMac itself running. Memory Usage is left at the default 72% of system memory. Increasing this slider can speed up the test when more memory has been added to the system, however with lower memory amounts, make sure you're leaving enough resources for any additional processes running.

The only scratch disk used for the purposes of this test is the boot drive itself. Increased performance can be achieved through the use of additional scratch disks. For more information on optimizing your Mac for Adobe Photoshop CS6, we suggest checking out Lloyd Chambers' Mac Performance Guide article Optimizing Photoshop CS6 Performance.

Lower times are better.

RAM Configuration 2.0GB 4.0GB 6.0GB 8.0GB 12.0GB 16.0GB 24.0GB 32.0GB

27-inch iMac Late 2012
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac13,2)

Fusion Drive 143.88 131.73 131.63 122.53 100.66
                 

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 210.11 174.49 166.13 162.44 151.51 145.07 113.37
7200 RPM 572.80 367.21 335.20 325.13 291.44 240.41 132.68

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.1GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 215.70 179.79 174.01 170.13 158.32 153.39 123.4
7200 RPM 578.75 374.05 338.20 324.17 296.06 250.36 134.04

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 218.58 185.31 179.32 176.36 165.03 160.16 129.48
7200 RPM 591.67 387.82 345.70 335.54 301.11 251.89 147.06

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 219.06 181.93 176.09 171.81 163.49 154.45 125.00
7200 RPM 557.03 374.28 257.10 319.49 291.72 244.84 124.55

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 221.19 186.93 175.56 180.11 165.76 158.64 129.57
7200 RPM 581.30 379.63 334.51 328.55 267.06 245.23 130.06

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.5GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 231.12 230.21 190.88 189.86 185.69 175.90 169.85
7200 RPM 588.18 374.50 334.25 328.33 306.83 252.13 190.53

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.93GHz Core i7 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 301.74 240.95 231.87 229.71 215.05 196.49 176.91
7200 RPM 512.65 338.74 322.71 319.85 295.65 245.83 180.51

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.8GHz Core i5 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 311.37 250.44 239.54 241.80 222.71 209.22 148.57
7200 RPM 561.79 374.11 354.42 352.78 315.81 269.37 169.63

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.2GHz Core i3 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 401.90 338.61 323.99 329.57 307.10
7200 RPM 702.54 431.78 410.70 407.80 382.95

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.06GHz Core i3 (iMac11,2)

OWC 3G SSD 410.07 348.12 331.12 335.61 319.49
7200 RPM 626.64 436.53 421.70 413.83 392.11

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 201.16 171.10 172.56 173.69 164.39 161.41 136.64
7200 RPM 539.74 355.98 335.38 330.95 307.42 263.45 148.42

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.66GHz Core i5 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 316.02 250.87 245.75 242.65 226.61 212.45 152.81
7200 RPM 547.54 348.04 338.50 325.41 304.34 263.21 123.78

27-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 454.88 402.01 381.51 379.48 365.21
7200 RPM 666.25 475.08 454.98 445.54 440.72

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.33GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 416.42 365.25 357.73 346.46 328.52
7200 RPM 608.82 435.61 427.69 408.22 392.35

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 456.84 395.45 394.19 379.57 363.62
7200 RPM 767.44 502.59 499.13 482.62 460.50

24-inch iMac Early 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 449.03 393.22 376.04
7200 RPM 661.57 544.46 483.54

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.93GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 497.25 402.05 389.37
7200 RPM 647.33 473.68 495.87

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 694.69 491.95 427.87 413.50
7200 RPM 1363.90 748.98 516.49 489.16

20-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 728.60 509.40 427.38 415.70
7200 RPM 1637.80 841.87 524.25 538.80

24-inch iMac Early 2008
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 644.79 447.64 391.69
7200 RPM 1481.20 848.67 544.48

24-inch iMac Early 2008
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 648.10 467.16 400.82
7200 RPM 1526.90 807.35 550.36

20-inch iMac Early 2008
2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 689.05 497.71 429.70
7200 RPM 1598.92 910.60 626.34

24-inch iMac Mid 2007
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac7,1)

OWC 3G SSD 684.28 497.58 443.48
7200 RPM 1827.09 944.75 707.82

Back To Top


"Adobe Photoshop CS6 Small Action Test" Results

This test measures the time (in seconds) it takes to execute a custom action script comprising of 45 commonly-used, memory-intensive processes on a 17,500 pixel wide image using Adobe Photoshop CS6.It is designed to represent a system-straining photo editing session of a graphic artist on a iMac/iMac Pro/Mac mini. These same type of results can be expected from video production suites and other 64 bit applications.

No other processes are running in the background besides those that keep the iMac itself running. Memory Usage is left at the default 72% of system memory. Increasing this slider can speed up the test when more memory has been added to the system, however with lower memory amounts, make sure you're leaving enough resources for any additional processes running.

The only scratch disk used for the purposes of this test is the boot drive itself. Increased performance can be achieved through the use of additional scratch disks. For more information on optimizing your Mac for Adobe Photoshop CS6, we suggest checking out Lloyd Chambers' Mac Performance Guide article Optimizing Photoshop CS6 Performance.

Lower times are better.

RAM Configuration 2.0GB 4.0GB 6.0GB 8.0GB 12.0GB 16.0GB 24.0GB 32.0GB

27-inch iMac Late 2012
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac13,2)

Fusion Drive 71.67 53.87 53.16 52.86 52.80
                 

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 87.29 85.29 79.59 78.60 61.79 60.40 60.20
7200 RPM 192.46 182.13 165.45 140.47 69.74 64.43 61.50

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.1GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 90.33 89.40 84.13 83.36 66.85 65.69 65.67
7200 RPM 196.73 184.34 173.68 143.52 75.43 70.02 67.53

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 92.15 91.86 86.79 85.27 70.18 69.02 68.40
7200 RPM 182.26 173.69 161.81 114.17 76.35 70.40 68.40

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 92.57 90.44 85.15 83.64 67.29 65.93 65.52
7200 RPM 180.01 179.10 171.29 143.72 77.00 68.16 68.04

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 93.14 92.14 87.04 86.65 70.16 69.41 68.39
7200 RPM 187.08 179.68 171.68 142.07 76.19 71.06 69.92

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.5GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 97.03 96.70 92.12 91.07 75.54 74.70 74.20
7200 RPM 175.95 174.90 173.01 144.66 80.60 74.98 73.60

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.93GHz Core i7 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 116.94 117.41 112.52 107.34 75.00 72.74 72.50
7200 RPM 175.86 166.89 165.90 137.72 76.49 73.03 72.60

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.8GHz Core i5 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 126.98 123.24 117.23 113.00 80.21 78.96 78.40
7200 RPM 204.58 187.23 168.07 152.39 85.68 85.20 80.50

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.2GHz Core i3 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 170.31 169.55 162.27 154.03 123.57
7200 RPM 263.87 213.97 210.37 185.11 133.11

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.06GHz Core i3 (iMac11,2)

OWC 3G SSD 172.94 172.00 167.98 162.42 136.60
7200 RPM 232.63 222.34 210.97 199.43 142.52

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 125.99 121.31 111.12 114.59 91.12 83.03 79.57
7200 RPM 189.47 172.43 163.84 147.02 92.93 83.37 79.66

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.66GHz Core i5 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 128.91 126.11 120.73 116.12 83.16 81.28 81.00
7200 RPM 186.56 171.53 173.41 146.35 93.45 87.03 82.30

27-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 196.64 196.29 190.61 186.47 154.88
7200 RPM 247.66 236.79 222.28 210.32 169.79

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.33GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 180.06 179.03 172.78 170.05 135.58
7200 RPM 233.32 220.81 220.04 197.54 138.29

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 198.50 195.68 189.83 188.49 154.82
7200 RPM 289.00 261.52 252.99 231.97 158.48

24-inch iMac Early 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 193.62 193.63 186.64
7200 RPM 243.67 237.11 232.89

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.93GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 216.16 202.78 191.35
7200 RPM 253.12 246.24 237.75

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 297.49 216.98 216.65 207.81
7200 RPM 289.88 280.74 256.50 243.93

20-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 303.37 221.27 214.13 206.69
7200 RPM 655.16 329.79 272.38 255.67

24-inch iMac Early 2008
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 216.16 192.67 191.33
7200 RPM 463.23 305.57 279.78

24-inch iMac Early 2008
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 256.22 202.07 200.42
7200 RPM 490.60 285.56 274.15

20-inch iMac Early 2008
2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 283.50 219.72 217.45
7200 RPM 544.99 314.35 311.73

24-inch iMac Mid 2007
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac7,1)

OWC 3G SSD 277.63 224.52 223.79
7200 RPM 597.05 346.86 362.03

Back To Top


"Nova Bench" Results

NovaBench is a popular component benchmark application for Mac OS X and Windows iMacs that tests and compares hardware and graphics capabilities. It is available for free from the Mac App Store.

Results are the overall score achieved. Higher results are better.

RAM Configuration 2.0GB 4.0GB 6.0GB 8.0GB 12.0GB 16.0GB 24.0GB 32.0GB

27-inch iMac Late 2012
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac13,2)

Fusion Drive 1519 1557 1563 1583 1621
                 

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.4GHz Core i7 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 1370 1411 1458 1473 1470 1497 1502
7200 RPM 1353 1378 1384 1410 1422 1459 1482

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
3.1GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 1053 1060 1071 1101 1119 1154 1170
7200 RPM 998 1008 1048 1058 1092 1129 1120

27-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,2)

OWC 6G SSD 923 929 971 978 995 1026 1029
7200 RPM 871 897 933 938 965 978 1002

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 1224 1245 1259 1261 1316 1334 1360
7200 RPM 1108 1128 1182 1255 1261 1264 1312

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.7GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 921 944 971 980 1005 1027 1055
7200 RPM 867 898 926 935 969 980 1013

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2011
2.5GHz Core i5 (iMac12,1)

OWC 6G SSD 826 834 878 888 912 947 967
7200 RPM 803 829 853 892 894 912 934

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.93GHz Core i7 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 1162 1191 1217 1225 1258 1266 1267
7200 RPM 1134 1154 1184 1211 1220 1253 1263

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
2.8GHz Core i5 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 853 869 886 917 923 956 979
7200 RPM 823 840 873 886 897 934 962

27-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.2GHz Core i3 (iMac11,3)

OWC 6G SSD 732 752 770 807 814
7200 RPM 711 748 773 795 800

21.5-inch iMac Mid 2010
3.06GHz Core i3 (iMac11,2)

OWC 3G SSD 664 689 716 718 742
7200 RPM 637 657 677 703 718

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.8GHz Core i7 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 1039 1068 1104 1124 1153 1143 1166
7200 RPM 1014 1035 1074 1111 1118 1131 1162

27-inch iMac Late 2009
2.66GHz Core i5 (iMac11,1)

OWC 3G SSD 740 779 786 818 832 854 874
7200 RPM 716 742 780 790 803 823 850

27-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 498 532 542 570 589
7200 RPM 493 511 530 562 569

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.33GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 525 549 553 575 604
7200 RPM 496 517 541 561 581

21.5-inch iMac Late 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac10,1)

OWC 3G SSD 482 522 531 561 572
7200 RPM 471 497 513 541 561

24-inch iMac Early 2009
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 194 193 187
7200 RPM 243 237 233

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.93GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 486 513 531
7200 RPM 467 494 515

24-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 378 394 415 426
7200 RPM 372 374 399 425

20-inch iMac Early 2009
2.66GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac9,1)

OWC 3G SSD 373 391 415 431
7200 RPM 357 367 397 409

24-inch iMac Early 2008
3.06GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 523 535 547
7200 RPM 504 508 529

24-inch iMac Early 2008
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 418 423 444
7200 RPM 397 406 428

20-inch iMac Early 2008
2.4GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac8,1)

OWC 3G SSD 352 359 384
7200 RPM 341 345 376

24-inch iMac Mid 2007
2.8GHz Core 2 Duo (iMac7,1)

OWC 3G SSD 388 391 412
7200 RPM 359 363 365

Back To Top