Early benchmarks of new MacBooks Pro show they are up to 20% faster than previous generation

The MacBooks Pro with Touch Bar were released by Apple in October 2016. But it didn't take long for her to update the line, no. And the reason for that was clear: when it launched the machine, the offer of the processors “Kaby Lake” (Intel's seventh generation of Core chips) was not that big, so much so that Apple could equip its machines with them.

This week, as we have commented, Touch Bar MacBooks Pro, MacBooks, and iMacs are now properly updated with Intel's “new” processors. And before we get into the details of performance gains on Ma's “professional” line of notebooks, it's good to detail exactly what has changed.

The 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with at 3.5GHz Core i7 processors with Turbo boost up to 4.0GHz, while the 15 inch brings a 3.1GHz Core i7 processor with Turbo boost at up to 4.1GHz. By way of comparison, the previous generation relied on previous generation Core i7 processors, Skylake at 3.6GHz (13 ″ model) and 3.8GHz (15 ″ model).

In addition, the 15 ″ models now come with the AMD Radeon Pro 555 (2GB memory) and 560 (4GB memory) GPUs released last October came with the Radeon Pro 450 (2GB), 455 (2GB) or 460 (4GB).

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All properly explained, let's get down to business. Taking an average of the cataloged values ​​thanks to the Geekbench 4 tool, we get the following performance (an average, since the values ​​vary fairly from machine to machine) for the 15 ″ MacBook Pro with the 2.9GHz processor: 4,632 at the single-core 15,747 at the multi-core.

This 2.9GHz chip is available on the top-end 15 ″ MacBook Pro (when you make no customization). Comparatively, then we have to get the top-of-the-line MBP until last week (also without customization), powered by a 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, which gives the following results (also an average based on thousands of tests). ): 4,098 at single-core and 13,155 in multi-core.

It is worth noting that the Geekbench 4 tool measures the machine's CPU performance only and does not take into account other aspects such as RAM, GPU, SSD, etc. Well, comparatively, so, we have a performance 13% better at single-core and 20% better at multi-core.

Although we are comparing only a single MBP model with the previous generation, this gives us a good basis for what to expect in the other models (both 15 ″ and 13 ″). Let's wait now for some results from MacBook and iMac to paint in the Geekbench database to see how improvements have been made to these machines.

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