Apple released the much talked about 12-inch MacBook at the Spring Forward event last week. It also refreshed the 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with a new processor and several other enhancements. In some early benchmark comparison of these new machines with their earlier models, we are looking at decent performance enhancements along with almost no tangible differences in case of some models. Here are the details!
2015 MacBook Air benchmark results:
These latest and quite early 2015 MacBook benchmark results come thanks to Primate Labs. The results published by Primate definitely show some enhancements but nothing surprisingly awesome that would make you jump out of your chair and get the new machines.
2015 MacBook Air benchmark results show a 6 percent increase in performance in the 32-bit single-core test and a 14 percent improvement than the predecessor in the 64-bit multi-core test.
The refreshed 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro shows even smaller improvements in this 2015 MacBook and MacBook Pro benchmark tests. Both the single and multi-core tests showed a mere 3 to 6 percent improved performance depending on the chip.
Single-core performance has increased between 3% to 7% from Haswell to Broadwell, depending on the model. Multi-core performance has increased 3% to 6%. These sorts of increases are in line with what I would expect from a "Tick" processor. - John Poole
The new 2015 MacBook starts selling in two variants with differing cores and storage capacities. It weighs in a mere 2 pounds and costs you $1299 and $1599 - depends on what processor frequency and storage capacity you are going for. MacBook Air starts from $999; due to comparatively better performance of Intel Core i7 powered variant, John Poole of Primate Labs recommended to go for the i7 model.
If you’re thinking of buying the new MacBook I would strongly recommend the i7 processor. It has 20% faster single-core performance and 25% faster multi-core performance for only a 15% increase in price.
- Source: The Primates Labs