As we have already mentioned, the launch of the new MacBooks Pro it represented a welcome update to the Apple notebook line, whether by the display with support for True Tone technology, the new keyboard or improvements in processing and memory.
Among these, perhaps the most striking feature is the latter; after all, for those looking to purchase new computers, it is important to know how they perform compared to previous models – and the new MacBooks Pro do not disappoint in that regard. According to John Poole, founder of Primate Labs, the new Macs represent the biggest leap in performance for the Apple Pro line since 2011.
Poole took into account the results of benchmarks previews of the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks Pro, which indicated a leap in the performance of these machines compared to previous models. The tests are “preliminary” because, as the developer of the Geekbench app said, the new Macs perform several configuration tasks in the background, including iCloud synchronization, which can affect performance and, as a result, test results.
The 15 ″ model got 5,317 points in the single core test, which represents an average increase of 15% over the previous model. For multiple cores, the result was 22,439 points, indicating a jump in performance that varies between 39% and 46%. As the processor architecture has not changed significantly since the previous year’s model, the jump in performance is due to higher frequencies than Turbo Boost, the six cores (against four from the previous model) and the DDR4 memory.
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The OpenCL performance score was 56,361, about 28% higher than the result of the previous model. The increase was due in part to the higher frequency of graphics chipsets – the AMD Radeon Pro 560, for example, has a maximum frequency of 0.9GHz, while the AMD Radeon Pro 560X goes to 1GHz.
For the 13 ″ model of the new MacBook Pro, the performance in the single core test showed a result of 5,102 points, a timid increase that varies between 3% and 11%. As for the multi-core test, the story is different; with 17,557 points, the machine’s performance increased by up to 86% (!). Even with a DDR3 memory, the results are, just like in the 15 inch model, thanks to the higher frequencies of the Turbo Boost.
Poole noted that the new 13-inch MacBooks Pro competes with 2017’s 15-inch models, both in single-core and multi-core performance. This feature can make the new model a smaller option and still as optimized as the previous version.
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The website Laptop Mag also tested the new 13 ″ model and revealed a surprising feature of this machine: the SSD of the new MacBook Pro is the fastest ever put inside a notebook.
To get a sense of what that means, during the test they performed, the new MacBook Pro was able to duplicate almost 5GB of data in just 2 seconds. That is, the recording rate reached 2,519MB / s!
The performance of the new MacBook Pro also surprised the time for rendering videos. For this test, the Laptop Mag used the Handbrake app to transcode a clip from 4K to 1080p. The 13 ″ MacBook Pro took almost 17 minutes to complete the task, 6 minutes faster than the ASUS ZenBook 13 and about 2.5 minutes faster than the 2017 MacBook Pro 13 ″.
Other tests performed include the productivity performance and graphics performance of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which, despite having robust configurations, disappointed in the final result compared to other notebook models available on the market.
via MacRumors: 1, 2