Benchmark results for a new MacBook Pro and iMac were spotted in Geekbench’s database over the weekend, suggesting that Apple will launch updates to both line-ups imminently.
MacRumors reports that the MacBookPro9,1 has appeared in Geekbench’s database. The current models are called MacBookPro8,x, which suggests that the new data is referring to a currently unreleased model.
According to the data, the new MacBook Pro runs build 12A211 of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, a newer build than 12A193i, which was the most recent to be seeded to developers.
The listed model has an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3820QM quad-core running at 2.7GHz. The motherboard matches one of the Mac configurations spotted in the developer preview of OS X Mountain Lion in February.
The benchmark score for the new model is listed as 12,262, higher than the 10,000 to 11,000 for the current MacBook Pro line-up.
Also spotted on the Geekbench database is the iMac13,2, which is listed as running an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770 quad-core processor at 3.4GHz. The benchmark score is 12,183, lower than the new MacBook Pro score, but slightly higher than the scores for current iMac models.
MacRumors points out that the motherboard listed in the data for the new iMac was first seen in the OS X Mountain Lion developer preview in February, and the machine runs build 10A2040 of OS X Mountain Lion.
However, as with many Apple-related rumours, it's quite possible that these benchmarks have been fabricated.