Following on from our report yesterday regarding possible new iMac models in the coming weeks, a new, and unreleased iMac has appeared in Geekbench benchmarks. The new iMac, with the model designated as iMac13,2 appeared yesterday showing a Geekbench score of 12,405. The new model appeared to be equipped with a quad core Intel i7-3770K clocked at 3.5 GHz, which is one of the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors.
A similar model of iMac with more memory also showed up in late July with a score of 13,405, but this model was equipped with 16GB RAM, whereas the model that was tested yesterday had 8GB RAM. The new iMac13,2 benchmark was also conducted on an iMac running OS X 10.8.1, the latest public release of Mountain Lion, whereas the previous benchmark was conducted on a machine running OS X Lion 10.7.4. One other difference was the memory clock speed, with the memory on the latest benchmark running at 1333MHz compared to the previous benchmark which showed memory at 1600 MHz.
The new benchmarks show an iMac that offers substantial performance and speed improvements over the current generation of Sandy Bridge equipped iMac models. While Apple has not yet announced a release date for any new iMac models, major stock shortages of iMac models across third party retailers could suggest that new iMacs will soon be released.