Apple’s New MacBook Pro Lineup Benchmarks Unveiled: 20 Percent Faster Than 2016 Family
Apple finally unveiled its new MacBook Pro family that comes equipped with Intel’s Kaby Lake processors. As a reminder, the 2016 lineup came armed with Skylake chips, and consumers weren’t exactly thrilled to hear this because with other manufacturers using the latest and greatest processors in their notebooks, Apple seemed to be taking a step back. Regardless, the new machines with upgraded hardware are in stock and if you wanted to know the performance differences between the previous models and the refreshed ones, here they are.
Geekbench Benchmarks Reveal That Latest MacBook Pro Machines Are up to 20 Percent Faster Than the 2016 Lineup
With the price of the new MacBook Pro lineup remaining unchanged, future consumers will be pleased to know that there is some consolation for making a purchase of these new machines. According to benchmarking scores taken from several Geekbench 4 results, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro that is configured with the latest i7 processor clocked in at 2.90GHz (it’s the i7-7820HQ chip for those that are wondering) obtained an average single-core and multi-core scores of 4,632 and 15,747 respectively.
In comparison, the 15-inch MacBook Pro that features an i7 chip running at speeds of 2.70GHz along with an equivalent high-end stock configuration was able to obtain an average single-core and multi-core score of 4,098 and 13,155 respectively. Keep in mind that these results are the average of thousands of Geekbench 4 results, so your overall result will definitely vary if you carry out the math yourself.
The disappointing revelation about the new MacBook Pro models is that they still come capped at 16GB RAM, which Phil Schiller explained last year that this limit was observed in order to conserve battery life. Hopefully, when newer models are inbound featuring Intel’s 8th generation processors, we might get to see MacBook Pro models getting capped at 32GB RAM.
For now, if you want to gain access to more memory, it is recommended that you get yourself an iMac, wait for the iMac Pro, or get an equivalent Windows 10 machine.
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