Look what arrived on our doorstep today! That’s right — the shiny, expensive new iMac that’s now equipped with that funky custom and / or overclocked 3.06GHz CPU. Take a look at us wildly unboxing and handling the behemoth in the gallery below, and get a load of its fairly impressive Xbench scores after the break.

Gallery: Apple iMac 3.06GHz unboxing, hands-on, and benchmarking

  • All machines tested with Xbench 1.3.
  • All machines tested were using Leopard.
  • You can check the bold Xbench scores to compare the cumulative results for each test.
MBP (2.5GHz Penryn) Air (1.6GHz Core 2 Duo) MacBook (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo) iMac (2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, previous gen.) iMac (3.06GHz Core 2 Duo)
CPU 169.23 79.98 126.66 138.58 188.54
GCD Loop 15.33 Mops/s 9.67 Mops/s 13.43 Mops/s 14.91 Mops/s 18.90 Mops/s
Floating Point Basic 3.37 Gflop/s 2.03 Gflop/s 2.95 Gflop/s 3.23 Gflop/s 4.12 Gflop/s
vecLib FFT 3.93 Gflop/s 1.71 Gflop/s 3.36 Gflop/s 3.66 Gflop/s 4.65 Gflop/s
Floating Point Library 36.64 Mops/s 12.82 Mops/s 17.80 Mops/s 19.43 Mops/s 44.76 Mops/s
Thread Test 275.13 148.81 186.4 208.77 314.45
Computation 6.93 Mops/s 2.77 Mops/s 3.58 Mops/s 3.56 Mops/s 8.50 Mops/s
Lock Contention 9.90 Mlocks/s 7.04 Mlocks/s 8.48 Mlocks/s 11.06 Mlocks/s 10.81 Mlocks/s
MBP (2.5GHz Penryn) Air (1.6GHz Core 2 Duo) MacBook (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo) iMac (2.4GHz) iMac (3.06GHz Core 2 Duo)
Memory Test 168.11 140.42 150.23 150.82 211.78
System 183.01 143.51 158.95 151.56 247.04
Allocate 922.99 Kalloc/s 718.86 Kalloc/s 856.78 Kalloc/s 657.80 Kalloc/s 374.06 Malloc/s
Fill 7424.09 MB/se 5770.30 MB/s 6480.99 MB/s 6606.88 MB/s 9667.21 MB/s
Copy 3522.10 MB/s 2802.78 MB/s 2914.92 MB/s 3014.12 MB/s 4651.03 MB/s
Stream 155.45 137.46 142.41 150.08 185.33
Copy 3059.86 MB/s 2621.64 MB/s 2799.64 MB/s 2926.68 MB/s 3653.38 MB/s
Scale 3008.89 MB/s 2602.03 MB/s 2797.66 MB/s 3022.24 MB/s 3652.08 MB/s
Add 3525.00 MB/s 3230.58 MB/s 3196.17 MB/s 3364.41 MB/s 4165.23 MB/s
Triad 3523.21 MB/s 3199.37 MB/s 3211.97 MB/s 3328.48 MB/s 4147.22 MB/s
MBP (2.5GHz Penryn) Air (1.6GHz Core 2 Duo) MacBook (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo) iMac (2.4GHz) iMac (3.06GHz Core 2 Duo)
Quartz Graphics Test 198.29 96.89 154.32 193.4 228.36
Line 12.43 Klines/s 6.94 Klines/s 9.69 Klines/s 11.64 Klines/s 15.27 Klines/s
Rectangle 70.01 Krects/s 32.23 Krects/s 51.66 Krects/s 70.02 Krects/s 252.7 Krects/s
Circle 15.29 Kcircles/s 7.22 Kcircles/s 11.54 Kcircles/s 15.29 Kcircles/s 16.46 Kcircles/s
Bezier 4.92 Kbeziers/s 2.49 Kbeziers/s 3.79 Kbeziers/s 4.51 Kbeziers/s 5.64 Kbeziers/s
Text 12.17 Kchars/s 5.53 Kchars/s 10.39 Kchars/s 12.66 Kchars/s 15.06 Kchars/s
OpenGL Graphics Test 165.99 17.26 23.36 152.66 201.68
Spinning Squares 210.57 frames/s 21.89 frames/s 29.64 frames/s 193.65 frames/s 255.84 frames/s
User Interface Test 326.63 105.81 244.28 335.18 443.26
Elements 1.50 Krefresh/s 485.60 refresh/s 1.12 Krefresh/s 1.54 Krefresh/s 2.03 Krefresh/s
MBP (2.5GHz Penryn) Air (1.6GHz Core 2 Duo) MacBook (2.2GHz Core 2 Duo) iMac (2.4GHz) iMac (3.06GHz Core 2 Duo)
Disk Test 33.08 24.05 39.64 80.72 78.47
Sequential 60.60 42.21 66.07 115.15 106.39
Uncached Write 52.17 MB/s [4K blocks] 30.96 MB/s [4K blocks] 53.34 MB/s [4K blocks] 72.17 MB/s [4K blocks] 84.32 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 47.88 MB/s [256K blocks] 31.19 MB/s [256K blocks] 47.63 MB/s [256K blocks] 66.51 MB/s [256K blocks] 77.36 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 9.89 MB/s [4K blocks] 7.27 MB/s [4K blocks] 10.83 MB/s [4K blocks] 27.81 MB/s [4K blocks] 17.43 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 39.17 MB/s [256K blocks] 30.42 MB/s [256K blocks] 49.62 MB/s [256K blocks] 69.83 MB/s [256K blocks] 80.85 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Random 22.75 16.81 28.31 62.13 62.16
Uncached Write 0.81 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.57 MB/s [4K blocks] 1.03 MB/s [4K blocks] 2.67 MB/s [4K blocks] 2.51 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Write 18.56 MB/s [256K blocks] 18.35 MB/s [256K blocks] 22.73 MB/s [256K blocks] 48.45 MB/s [256K blocks] 62.96 MB/sec [256K blocks]
Uncached Read 0.41 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.35 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.48 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.63 MB/s [4K blocks] 0.66 MB/sec [4K blocks]
Uncached Read 18.44 MB/s [256K blocks] 13.28 MB/s [256K blocks] 19.31 MB/s [256K blocks] 27.08 MB/s [256K blocks] 28.77 MB/sec [256K blocks]

OLPC unveils first prototype of XO 2.0

Just when it looked like OLPC was finally getting at least one foot firmly grounded in reality with the upcoming Windows XP version of its low-priced XO, Nick Neg takes things back into the stratosphere with the unveiling of the XO 2.0. Due in 2010, the new laptop will employ dual sunlight-readable touchscreen displays in a smaller, folding e-book form factor. Sure, it looks totally amazing, but we’ll believe it when we see it. As if that weren’t ambitious enough, Nick calls a $20 pricepoint per display not out of the question, thanks to the ubiquity of LCD screens for DVD players, with a final laptop price of $75. Sure Nick, but 2010? Let’s work on getting the XO down to $100 first, shall we? Oh, and speaking of the XO, the Give 1 Get 1 program will be started back up in August or September of this year. There’s just never a dull moment with these folks.

Have ever thought to yourself.I wish there was a newer and better DS,well your wishes have just been granted.Nintendo are making a ds2!!But it still in the prototype.So it might not be coming soon but it might be.Here are what some people not nintendo want it to look like.

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REMEMBER THIS ARE ONLY HOW PEOPLE WANT THEM TO LOOK OK?

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