While product benchmarks are not normally known until after the release when keen geeks put them to the test, some supposed benchmarks for the upcoming 2012 MacBook Pro and iMac have already been seen on the Geekbench database, MacRumors reports.
The Macbook Pro 9,1 model number would correspond to an unreleased Macbook Pro model and boasts some pretty impressive stats. With a total score of 12,252, it’s considerably higher than the 10,500 score of the equivalent MacBook Pro in the current lineup. The new version also boasts a new Ivy Bridge Core i7-3820QM chip running at 2.7Ghz, something in line with expectations.
The iMac 13,2 model seems to correspond to a relatively high end iMac, seemingly 27 inch and boasting an Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770 quad core processor running at 3.4Ghz. However its score of 12,183 is less of a performance jump than the Macbook Pro compared to the current generation – a top of the line iMac using an i7-2600 processor comes in at 11,500, so there doesn’t seem to be that much of a difference.
Who knows if these are genuine, but ‘premature specification’ as Apple calls it has occurred on occasions in the past, so we’ll have to see if the facts are confirmed on launch day.