The i7-3820QM shows its muscles in two unreleased Apples, a MacBook Pro and iMac.
We recent reviewed the performance of the Intel 's Core i7-3720QM and saw the benefits of Ivy Bridge's architecture in the mobile platform. Today, we are seeing the performance of the i7-3820QM in two unreleased Apple products, the MacBook Pro and iMac.
Based on the benchmark screenshot from Geekbench's database, the new MacBook Pro is listed with an Ivy Bridge-based i7-3820QM running @ 2.7 GHz. The move to the i7-3820QM makes sense since the current MacBook Pro runs the Core i7-2860QM processor. The i7-3820QM should be available with Apple's high-end 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro Models. To compare the performance against the current offering, the i7-2860QM scored a 10,500 compared to the 12,252 seen in the unreleased Ivy Bridge MacBook Pro.
The new iMac is listed as running an Ivy Bridge based i7-3770 @ 3.4 GHz. The model looks to be a new 27-inch iMac model, which is Apple's high-end option. To compare the performance against the current offering, the i7-2600M scored a 11,500 compared to the 12,183 seen in the unreleased Ivy Bridge iMac.
Unreleased Apple product benchmarks have shown up early in Geekbench's database before, so it is possible that these results represent genuine machines set to release in the near future.