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Benchmarks of the new 13 ″ MacBooks Pro show improvements, especially in the graphics

Who read our full explanation of the differences and similarities between the new 13-inch MacBook Pro and the previous model already knows: in 2020, Apple made the unusual calculating decision to sell ?two generations in one? or, in other words, update the processors only in the most expensive variations of the machine, keeping the old chips in the cheaper versions .

With that, the question remained: how do the new 13 ? MacBooks Pro (the new really, with updated processors) do well in tests of benchmark? Today, a number of websites have already started talking about the subject and discovering the truth about the new machines. And the summary of the pear: the performance has improved, but the real gains are in the part graphic.

The Japanese site Macotakara published a complete measurement of the new machines in the benchmark Geekbench 5 also including customized options with i7 processors and several other Ma models for comparison. Let's see how the new models work:

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As you can see, the 2020 models of the 13 ? MacBook Pro (with tenth generation processors) show gains in processing power, but without deep leaps: the chip model 2GHz Core i5 (tenth generation), for example, achieved a multi-core score of 4,489, against 4,130 model points with chip 1.4GHz Core i5 (eighth generation).

You can also see that, at least in the harsh coldness of the numbers, the jump to a processor 2.3GHz Core i7 (which can only be done by customizing the machine) is not that significant: the most powerful chip 4,565 points in the multi-core measurement and, in fact, had an even lower score in the single core measurement compared to the model equipped with Core i5.

If the gross processing has not had profound improvements, the graphic part seems to have made a bigger leap in the new generation. THE Macworld made a measurement of the new machines in the benchmark Geekbench 5 OpenCL (above) and noticed good gains in technology Iris Plus, from Intel even in relation to the integrated GPU of the 16 ? MacBook Pro, of the type UHD Graphics.

According to the website, the difference lies in the fact that the new generation of Iris Plus technology has gained good improvements, even without a name change. Although Apple does not specify the exact type of GPU integrated in the new 13 ? MacBooks Pro, Apple Macworld suspects that we are dealing with the variant G7, which has 64 execution units (against 48 from the previous model) and better performance for encoding video.

The gains were also significant by measuring the performance of the graphical API Metal:

Obviously, the numbers do not count the complete reality: the real performance of the machines will only be revealed in the daily use that each will make of them. Still, the benchmarks it already gives you an idea of ??what potential buyers of the new MacBooks Pro can expect from their purchases.

via Cult of Mac