Whenever Apple updates Macs with new processors, people want to know what that means in practice in performance gains. Intel’s current line, “Broadwell”, was developed with a greater focus on energy efficiency – but it also offers performance improvements.
Today, Primate Labs has compiled data from benchmarks of the new 13-inch MacBooks Air and MacBook Pro collected by your tool Geekbench shared them with us.
The numbers of Airs are even impressive, especially their version with Core i7 processor. This had a gain of 14% compared to the previous generation, compared with 6-7% of the models with Core i5.
13-inch MacBook Pro
In the case of the Pro, the evolution in performance was very timid: between 3% and 7%, only.
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It is worth remembering, however, that Geekbench is a tool that focuses on benchmarks processing only – that is, the performance gains offered by the faster PCIe flash memory of these machines are not taken into account here.
THE Other World Computing performed reading and writing tests on these machines. Here are the results:
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