Geekbench benchmarks for an unreleased iMac boasting a 10th-generation Core i9 Intel Comet Lake-S chip and an AMD Radeon Pro 5300 graphics card have surfaced.
The Geekbench benchmarks, which appear to be legitimate, were posted on Twitter and shared this morning by Tom’s Hardware. The benchmarked iMac could be a 2020 replacement for the 27-inch Mac.
The benchmarked machine boasts an Intel 3.6GHz Core i9-10910 chip with 10 CPU cores, 20 threads, a 20MB L3 cache, and 4.7GHz Turbo Boost. As Tom’s Hardware points out, the chip appears to be a higher clocked 95W Core i9-10900 that’s unique to the iMac.
According to the Geekbench submission, the Core i9-10910 runs with a 3.6 GHz base clock and 4.7 GHz boost clock. The clock speeds suggest that the Core i9-10910 is fundamentally a higher clocked Core i9-10900. Doing the math, the Core i9-10910 reportedly boasts a 28.6% higher base clock than the Core i9-10900.
Given the shared specifications, the Core i9-10910 should slot right in between the Core i9-10900K and Core i9-10910. The first is a 125W part, while the latter is a 65W chip. This means that the Core i9-10910 is likely a 95W processor.
The unreleased iMac’s graphic needs are met by an as of yet unannounced AMD Radeon Pro 5300 graphics card, which could be a desktop version of the Radeon Pro 5300M released last year.
Apple hasn’t announced a new iMac, and although rumors suggested a new iMac would debut at WWDC 2020, nothing appeared.
Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said he expects to see Apple refresh its existing Intel-based iMac in the third quarter of 2020, which means it should happen sometime during the July – September timeframe. Kuo did not specify whether the new model would feature a new design.