Vroom…. Here is the new Apple MacPro6,1 Geekbench score
Dude! That is not an Apple model identifier you say. Correct. AAPLJ90,1 is not the usual suspect, but this is the new Mac Pro! Trust me – Apple isn’t ready to share it at this time.
Oh and more goodies are coming. Soonish 😉
Edit: I like to add a few notes on what I think may impact the result in a bad way. First. This score is done with an unreleased Intel Xeon E5-2697 (2.70 GHz) and engineering sample of the EFI BIOS:
And we hack folks know what a few little SMBIOS changes can do with a Geekbench score. BOOM. Also. It runs a beta version (Build 13A2054) of OS X 10.9 Mavericks and probably the most important thing to note here is that power management isn’t working properly. Not yet! Which I assure you is very important.
And lastly. Geekbench – with all due respect – isn’t the best tool to give people an idea of what a Mac Pro does/can do. Not testing the new ultra fast Apple SSD and it also does nothing with the new AMD twin graphics boards, so in short we get:
Lower clock rate.
Single versus double CPU configuration.
Less energy consumption.
New form factor (a lot smaller).
Stunning look (first Mac Pro to get a place on my desk)
Thunderbolt 2 (twice the speed)
Do I need to say more?
Oh wait! Look here:
Two 2.40GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processors (12 cores) – default
Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processor (12 cores) – optional
Two 3.06GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon (12 cores) – optional
Yup. That are in fact the processors used in the current Mac Pro, and thus the Geekbench score we have here might as well be that of an entry-level build, and with optional faster processors – when Intel plans to make any – come higher scores!
Maybe some people need to relax a little, sit back and wait for an updated score. Let’s all go blame Intel for not releasing new processors earlier. Nah. Just kidding… I’m far more concerned about the price of this shiny beauty. Don’t you?