As we have already commented, the launch of the new MacBooks Pro It was a welcome upgrade to Apple's line of notebooks, whether it be the True Tone-supported display, the new keyboard, or improvements in processing and memory.
Among these, perhaps the most striking feature is the last; After all, for those looking to purchase new computers, it is important to know how they fare compared to previous models and the new MacBooks Pro does not disappoint in that regard. According to John Poole, founder of Primate Labs, the new Macs represent the biggest leap in performance for the Ma Pro line since 2011.
Poole took into account the results of benchmarks Previews of the new 13 and 15-inch MacBooks Pro, which indicated a jump in the performance of these machines compared to previous models. Testing is “preliminary” because, as the Geekbench app developer has stated, the new Macs perform a number of background configuration tasks, including iCloud synchronization, which can affect performance and, as a result, test results.
The 15 ″ model was 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 ranging from 39% to 46%. Since the processor architecture has not changed significantly since the previous year's model, the performance jump is due to higher frequencies than Turbo boost, the six cores (versus four from the previous model) and the DDR4 memory.
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OpenCL's performance score was 56,361, about 28% higher than the previous model result. The increase was partly due to the higher frequency of graphics chipsets AMD Radeon Pro 560, for example, has a maximum frequency of 0.9GHz, while AMD Radeon Pro 560X goes to 1GHz.
For the 13 ″ model of the new MacBook Pro, performance in the single core test showed a result of 5,102 points, a steep increase ranging from 3% to 11%. For multi-core testing, 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, as with the 15 inch model, thanks to the higher frequencies than Turbo boost.
Poole noted that the new 13-inch MacBooks Pro competes with the 2017 15-inch models in both single core and multi-core performance. This feature can make the new model a smaller option and yet as optimized as the previous version.
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J the site Laptop mag also tested the new 13 ″ model and revealed a surprising feature of this machine: the SSD of the new MacBook Pro the faster already placed inside a notebook.
To get a sense of what this means, during their testing, the new MacBook Pro was able to duplicate almost 5GB of data in just 2 seconds. That is, the recording rate has reached 2,519MB / s!
The performance of the new MacBook Pro was also surprising in time for video rendering. For this test, the Laptop mag used the Handbrake app to transcode a 4K clip to 1080p. The 13 ″ MacBook Pro took almost 17 minutes to complete the task, 6 minutes faster than ASUS ZenBook 13 and about 2.5 minutes faster than the 2017 MacBook Pro 13 ″.
Other tests include the productivity performance and graphics performance of the new 13-inch MacBook Pro, which, despite having robust configurations, disappointed in the end result compared to other notebook models available on the market.
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