|Oct 23, 2013, 09:12 AM||#1|
New Retina MacBook Pro Models Showing Up in Benchmarks
Following yesterday's introduction of new Retina MacBook Pro models, the machines have already begun showing up in Geekbench benchmarks, offering the opportunity to see how their raw performance compares to the previous generation.
While several of the entries appear to be fakes, there are enough legitimate results to begin to get a sense of the new machines' performance, which arrive with the following 32-bit Geekbench 3 averages so far:
15-inch with quad-core CPU:
- i7-4750HQ @ 2.0 GHz: Single-Core 2844, Multi-Core 10887
- i7-4850HQ @ 2.3 GHz: Single-Core 3100, Multi-Core 11771
- i7-4960HQ @ 2.6 GHz: Single-Core 3379, Multi-Core 12813
13-inch with dual-core CPU:
- i5-4258U @ 2.4 GHz: Single-Core 2613, Multi-Core 5248
- i5-4288U @ 2.6 GHz: Single-Core 2856, Multi-Core 5954
- i7-4558U @ 2.8 GHz: Single-Core 3000, Multi-Core 6189
As is fairly typical for updated machines, most of the benchmarks come in at approximately 4-10% higher than their predecessors, while the increased efficiency of Intel's Haswell chips has allowed Apple to improve overall battery life. Apple has also made the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro thinner, matching the thickness of its larger sibling but at the cost of a slight decrease in battery capacity from 74 Whr to 71.8 Whr.
The base 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro had shown up back in June in results from Geekbench 2 benchmarking software, which uses different baseline scores than the current Geekbench 3. A 15-inch model also showed up in early July, but with a chip that Apple ultimately elected not to use in yesterday's update. The chip in that early machine was Intel's i7-4950HQ at 2.4 GHz, but Apple bumped the high-end chip in the released lineup to the i7-4960HQ at 2.6 GHz, a new chip that was officially launched just last month.
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|Oct 23, 2013, 09:13 AM||#2|
will wait for retina Macbook Air next year, also the battery life on these are nice but not impressed with the slight increase in benchmark scores
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|Oct 23, 2013, 09:15 AM||#7|
|Oct 23, 2013, 09:18 AM||#10|
All well and good - we got faster Macbooks. But, Apple still hasn't done squat in terms of introducing any new products since Steve Jobs passed. They're just drifting along aimlessly just like they did the first time after Jobs left.
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|Oct 23, 2013, 09:18 AM||#11|
These new machines are certainly nice, but I am still quite happy with my 2012 13" retina. A small bump in CPU isn't really enough to get me to upgrade, though the price drop is certainly nice.
I fell I will be able to keep this machine for 2 or so more years at least. But I am aiming to get either a Mac Pro or iMac at some point for video editing purposes and the other heavy lifting stuff that tends to bring this machine to its knees.
I am interested in seeing the GPU performance comparing the HD 4000 to the Iris graphics on the new machines though.
|Oct 23, 2013, 09:18 AM||#12|
How are the multi-core scores so much higher (double) on the 15" i7 than the 13" version?
[edit: forgot that the 15" is using quad-core!]
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|Oct 23, 2013, 09:18 AM||#13|
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|Oct 23, 2013, 09:19 AM||#16|
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|Oct 23, 2013, 09:20 AM||#17|
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|Oct 23, 2013, 09:22 AM||#24|
For people interested in the performance of the base model, this is in line with expectations, but no real bump at all. Compare it:
To the June 2012 model:
Obviously the February 2013 model does slightly better, putting it on par with the new base model.
|Oct 23, 2013, 09:22 AM||#25|
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