iMac Pro benchmarks & performance evaluations

Bare Feats – Rise of Tomb Raider: iMac Pro versus Mac Pro (8-core, Vega64)

  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
    • 1920×1080 High
    • 2560×1440 High
    • 3840×2160 High

Bare Feats – iMac Pros versus Mac Pros running X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator (8-core, 10-core, Vega64)

  • X-Plane 11
    • c4 test flight ‘1’
    • c4 test flight ‘3’
    • c4 test flight ‘5,4’

Bare Feats – 8-core versus 10-core iMac Pro: The Final Conflict (8-core, 10-core)

  • After Effects – BenchTest Render
  • Blender – BMW CPU Render
  • Blender – Pavillon CPU Render
  • Compressor – BruceX to HEVC
  • Final Cut Pro X – BruceX 5K Export
  • Geekbench – Single-core & Multi-core CPU
  • Photoshop – Noise Reduction
  • Premiere Pro – Export for Blu-ray
  • Premiere Pro – Blur Render

Ars Technica – iMac Pro review: Expensive, hard to upgrade, but holy Jony Ive it’s fast (10-core, Vega64)

  • Cinebench R15 CPU
  • Geekbench 4 CPU Single-core & Multi-core
    • Native & in Windows 10 running in Parallels
  • Geekbench 4 GPU Compute (Metal & OpenCL)
  • GFXBench Metal Offscreen (1080p) – T-Rex, Manhattan, & Manhattan 3.1
  • Quickbench Storage Test, Extended Test Average
  • World of Warcraft: Legion FPS
  • Xcode WordPress iOS app compile

Craig A. Hunter – iMac Pro 18-core Follow Up Review (18-core, 10-core)

  • AVX-512 Vector Add Benchmark Parallel Performance
  • LINPACK Shared Memory Benchmark Using Intel MKL
  • USM3D NACA 0012 Airfoil Parallel Performance

9to5Mac – First 18-Core iMac benchmarks showcase obvious multi-core benefits (8-core, 10-core, 18-core)

  • AJA System Test (SSD Performance)
  • Final Cut Pro X 4K ProRes Export from 8K RED RAW (12:1)
  • Geekbench 4

Bare Feats – What if the iMac Pro had THREE Vega GPUs? (8-core, Vega64)

  • LuxMark GPU LuxBall
  • LuxMark GPU Hotel
  • Blender Pavillon Barcelona
  • DaVinci Resolve Play/Render 3NR nodes

AppleInsider – iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro (Part 4) – 3D rendering and thermals (8-core, Vega56)

  • After Effects CC ProRes 422 Render
  • Blender BMW CPU
  • Blender BMW GPU
  • Maya 2018 Model Village Render

AppleInsider – iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro (Part 3) – video editing (8-core, Vega56)

  • Final Cut Pro X BruceX
  • Final Cut Pro X 1080p Render & Encode
  • Final Cut Pro X 4K H.265 Encode
  • Final Cut Pro X 4K Render
  • Final Cut Pro X 4K Render & H.264 Encode
  • Final Cut Pro X 4x4K Render & H.264 Encode
  • Final Cut Pro X 4K Stabilisation
  • Final Cut Pro X 8K Render & ProRes Encode
  • Premiere Pro 1080p Render & H.264 Encode
  • Premiere Pro 4K H.265 Encode
  • Premiere Pro 4K Render & H.264 Encode
  • Premiere Pro 4x4K Render & H.264 Encode
  • Premiere Pro 4K Stabilisation
  • Premiere Pro 8K Render & H.265 Encode

DPReview – Speed Test: iMac Pro vs Alienware PC, Mac Pro and MacBook Pro (8-core, Vega64)

  • After Effects RAM Preview
  • Photoshop Radial Filter
  • Premiere Pro 4K Render

AppleInsider – Apple’s iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro (Part 2) – photo editing comparison (8-core, Vega56)

  • Lightroom Classic CC
    • Convert 50 RAWs to DNGs
    • Export 50 JPEGs
    • Generate 50 1:1 Previews
    • Import 52 42MP RAWs
  • Photoshop CC
    • 9 Shot HDR Merge
    • Noise Reduction
    • Open 9 RAWs

Bare Feats – iMac Pro Has A Thunderbolt 3 Storage Surprise For You (8-core)

  • AJA System Test – 16G Sequential Read
  • AJA System Test – 16G Sequential Write

Macworld – iMac Pro review: Mac Pro power in the shape of an iMac (8-core, Vega56)

  • Forecast MP3 Encode
  • Geekbench Compute GPU
  • Geekbench Single-core & Multi-core CPU
  • Handbrake 1080p H.264 Encode
  • iZotope De-Echo
  • iZotope Spectral Denoise B
  • Logic Bounce
  • Unigine Valley (High)

Cinema5D – iMac Pro Review – Is It Worth the Money? (10-core, Vega64)

  • Final Cut Pro X H.264 HD 25p Export
  • Final Cut Pro X ProRes 422 4K 25p Export
  • REDCINE-X PRO 6K ProRes 4444 Export

AppleInsider – Apple’s iMac Pro vs 2013 Mac Pro with benchmarks and specs (8-core, Vega56)

  • Cinebench R15 CPU
  • Geekbench 4 OpenCL
  • Geekbench 4 Single-core & Multi-core CPU
  • Unigine Heaven

Bare Feats – What if the iMac Pro had TWO Vega GPUs? (8-core, Vega64)

  • Blender – BMW CPU Scene
  • DaVinci Resolve – Play/Render Noise
  • DaVinci Resolve – Play 5K RED Clip
  • LuxMark – GPU LuxBall
  • LuxMark – GPU Hotel

DigitalArts – Apple iMac Pro review – this superbly designed workstation is most powerful Mac ever (10-core, Vega64)

  • Cinebench R15 Render & Real-time 3D
  • After Effects CC 2018 Render

Bare Feats – 8-core and 10-core iMac Pros Running Pro Apps (Part Two) (8-core & 10-core, Vega64)

  • Motion – Render RAM Preview
  • Compressor – BruceX HEVC 10-bit Transcode
  • Logic Pro X – Maximum Tracks
  • Blender – Render BMW Scene CPU-only & GPU-only
  • DaVinci Resolve – Transcode 5K RED clip to ProRes 4444 XQ

Mac Performance Guide – 2017 iMac Pro (8-core & 10-core, Vega56 & Vega64)

DigitalFilms – Putting Apple’s iMac Pro Through the Paces (10-core, Vega64)

  • Adobe Media Encoder 1080p ProRes to 4K H.264 Transcode
  • Adobe Media Encoder OpenCL ProRes Render
  • After Effects ProRes Render
  • Compressor 1080p ProRes to 4K H.264 Transcode
  • Final Cut Pro X BruceX Render & Export
  • Final Cut Pro X Playback
  • Final Cut Pro X Render & ProRes Export
  • Premiere Pro Playback w/ Single & Multi-layer sequences

Bare Feats – Low End iMac Pro Running Pro Apps (8-core & 10-core, Vega64)

  • After Effects CC Render
  • Compressor Export
  • Final Cut Pro X Export
  • Lightroom Classic CC JPEG Export
  • Photoshop CC Noise Reduction
  • Premier Pro CC Export

Bare Feats – Low End iMac Pro Running Games versus Other Macs (8-core Vega64)

  • DIRT Rally 2560×1440 Average FPS
  • Tomb Raider 2560×1440 High FPS
  • Total War: Warhammer 2560×1440 High FPS
  • Tomb Raider 2560×1440 High FPS

Bare Feats – Low End iMac Pro versus two Mac Pros and one iMac 5K (8-core & 10-core, Vega64)

  • DaVinci Resolve 14 Noise Reduction
  • Cinebench Multi-Core CPU
  • Geekbench Metal Single GPU
  • Geekbench Multi-Core CPU
  • Geekbench OpenCL Single GPU
  • LuxMark GPU LuxBall
  • LuxMark Multi-Core CPU

Bare Feats – iMac Pro with Pro Vega 56 GPU
versus optional Pro Vega 64
(8-core, Vega56 & Vega64)

  • Cinebench OpenGL
  • Compressor Transcode (BruceX to Apple 4K)
  • Final Cut Pro X Export (BruceX to ProRes 4444 XQ)
  • Geekbench 4 Metal GPU Compute
  • Geekbench 4 OpenCL GPU Compute

Bare Feats – iMac Pro PCIe-based Flash Storage: How Fast Versus Other Macs?

  • AJA System Test 15G Sequential Reads & Writes

fcp.co – Testing the Apple Pro Video Apps on the New iMac Pro (10-core, Vega64)

  • Compressor 4.4.0 H.264 & MXF Export (from ProRes 422)
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 4K Export to ProRes 422, H.264, & MXF
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 BruceX XML Test
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 Import Clips
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 Multicam Playback & Render
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 ‘Real World’ H.264 Export
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 Render Optimized Media
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 Render Proxy Media
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4.0 Timeline Render
  • Motion 5.4.0 Emitter Export to H.264 & ProRes 4444 XQ
  • Motion 5.4.0 Graphic Heavy Commercial Export to H.264 & ProRes 4444 XQ

AppleInsider – Putting the iMac Pro thermals to the test (8-core, Vega56)

  • Cinebench R15 Multi-Core CPU
  • Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Transcode 4K HEVC to Apple ProRes
  • Unigine Heaven

Six Colors – The iMac Pro has landed (8-core, Vega56)

  • ffmpeg WAV Conversion
  • Handbrake Transcode 1080p to lower resolution
  • iZotope RX 6 Spectral Denoise
  • sidetrack Audio Sync

AppleInsider – Review: Apple’s powerhouse iMac Pro wows with stellar performance and design (8-core, Vega56)

  • After Effects 2018 EQUILOUD Benchmark Sequence (inc. Export to ProRes 422)
  • Cinebench R15 Single-Core & Multi-Core CPU
  • DaVinci Resolve 14.2 Canon Cinema RAW Lite Playback & Export
  • DaVinci Resolve 14.2 H.264 1080p & 4K Render & Export
  • DaVinci Resolve 14.2 Motion Stabilization
  • DaVinci Resolve 14.2 Red RAW 4.5K & 8K Playback, Render, & Export
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4 4K Motion Stabilization
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4 BruceX ProRes 422 Export
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Canon Cinema RAW Lite Playback & Export
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4 H.264 1080p & 4K Export
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Intel Quick Sync H.264 Encode
  • Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Red RAW 4.5K & 8K Playback, Render, & Export
  • Geekbench 4 Single-Core & Multi-Core
  • Geekbench 4 OpenCL GPU Compute
  • Geekbench 4 Metal GPU Compute
  • Lightroom Classic CC DNG Conversion
  • Lightroom Classic CC Generate 1:1 Previews
  • Lightroom Classic CC JPEG Export
  • Lightroom Classic CC RAW Import
  • Maya 2018 “Model Village” 640×480 Render to ProRes 422
  • Photoshop HDR
  • Photoshop Noise Reduction
  • Premier Pro 2018 4K Motion Stabilization
  • Premier Pro 2018 H.264 1080p & 4K Render & Export
  • Premier Pro 2018 Red RAW 4.5K & 8K Playback, Render, & Export
  • Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Transcode 4K HEVC to Apple ProRes
  • Unigine Heaven Extreme

Craig A. Hunter – 2017 iMac Pro Review (10-core, Vega64)

  • NASA TetrUSS CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) w/ NACA 0012 airfoil CRM transport aircraft
    • VGRID Surface Mesh Generation (237,660 Triangles) Single-core
    • USM3D Parallel Performance
    • USM3D Parallel Scaling
  • Objective-C, C, & Swift Compilation w/ Xcode
  • Vectorization Speedup – Simple Add

Lomesi – With the iMac Pro, Apple promised so lightning rates: Apple T2 chip (10-core)

  • AJA System Test 64G Sequential Reads & Writes
  • Black Magic Disk Speed Test

Sander Zwartepoorte – Disappointing iMac Pro performance with Motion 5… (8-core, Vega56)

  • Final Cut Pro X Export
  • Motion Playback
  • Premiere Export

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