Actual Benchmarks for Macbook 1.4 CPU?

wowee

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Hi there,

does anyone have the actual geekbench scores for the top of the line 2017 macbook? (1.4?)

I can't find them anywhere.

I have the 2015 top model and am curious as to how mach faster the 2017 top tier is?

I love the form factor of this computer but it is pretty SLOW when importing/exporting with lightroom.

Yes yes I have a 2013 15Inch macbook pro - thats NOT what i'm asking.

Does anyone have the geekbench 4 scores?
 

wowee

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Follow up - I have the 2015 1.3 macbook - i LOVE the form factor, but the speed is lack luster. I have a pro machine for photo editing at home, BUT i'd like to be able to do more on this portable. Do you think the 2017 i7 is a worthwhile upgrade?
 

Koudspeel

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Follow up - I have the 2015 1.3 macbook - i LOVE the form factor, but the speed is lack luster. I have a pro machine for photo editing at home, BUT i'd like to be able to do more on this portable. Do you think the 2017 i7 is a worthwhile upgrade?
"be able to do more on this portable". The keyword is 'more'. Sure the 2017 i7 is quite a bit faster than the 2015 i3, but still don't expect it to be a powerhouse.

I've got the 2017 i7 16GB RAM myself and I must say that it performs really well for the things I use it for;
- Constant running Win10 VM
- Light gaming
- 8 to 10 safari tabs open all the time
- iTunes most of the times running in the background
- Citrix receiver connections to some servers
- Editing photo's

It can do all these things at the same time without sweat. It gets moderatly warm and that's it. Haven't noticed any throttling.

Hope this helps.
 
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smacx

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"be able to do more on this portable". The keyword is 'more'. Sure the 2017 i7 is quite a bit faster than the 2015 i3, but still don't expect it to be a powerhouse.

I've got the 2017 i7 16GB RAM myself and I must say that it performs really well for the things I use it for;
- Constant running Win10 VM
- Light gaming
- 8 to 10 safari tabs open all the time
- iTunes most of the times running in the background
- Citrix receiver connections to some servers
- Editing photo's

It can do all these things at the same time without sweat. It gets moderatly warm and that's it. Haven't noticed any throttling.

Hope this helps.
You‘re saying that you constantly run a VM. Do you have any experience running multiple VMs or one or two VM with macOS Sierra? I currently have the 2015 Macbook and running a macOS VM is no fun. But I need these VMs to test Software. That‘s why I still have a 2012 mac mini i7 for those tasks.
Do you think that with the 16GB Ram i5 MB I will be able to run VMs like on my mini? At least the benchmarks are not too far off and the mini also has 16GB RAM
 

Koudspeel

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You‘re saying that you constantly run a VM. Do you have any experience running multiple VMs or one or two VM with macOS Sierra? I currently have the 2015 Macbook and running a macOS VM is no fun. But I need these VMs to test Software. That‘s why I still have a 2012 mac mini i7 for those tasks.
Do you think that with the 16GB Ram i5 MB I will be able to run VMs like on my mini? At least the benchmarks are not too far off and the mini also has 16GB RAM
Yes most of the time the VM is just running in the background, even when I don't use it. I only run 1 VM though. I'm running MacOS Sierra latest updates afaik.

I can't comment on being able to run multiple VM's. I recall running multiple VM's not being too taxing on the CPU, just the amount of RAM. But don't quote me on that though.
 

Significant1

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VM loves memory. When neither the host or guest OS needs to swap out memory to storage, everything runs much smoother. No amount of cpu power can make up for that.
 

FilmIndustryGuy

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i have entry 2017 and batch processed 1000 9mb photos in Lightroom. took maybe 10 min. maybe 15 min. not sure but i walked away and it was done. Point is it can handle these things but you won't be getting instant results. I don't see myself craving speed. it doesn't really bother me much.
 

wowee

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Cool. Am hoping i'll notice/appreciate the performance boost over the 2015 model. this is an overpriced machine, but i love the form factor. Is perfect size and weight to leave in the bag at all times.
 

wowee

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just received the new MacBook 2017 i7 today. First impressions are that it definitely seems more responsive. Will see how it handles the work load.

Keyboard is better.
 

pookitoo

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Hello, I've the 2017 I7 macbook and here you 've my actual benchmark :
Single core : 4327
Multi : 7811

I'm impressed :
little better than a 13 inch MacBook Pro 2016 !

(But I know Benchmark mean nothing : in my workflow if the cpu is not too hot, I have the same feeling than the 13 inch MacBook Pro 2016)
 

EugW

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Hello, I've the 2017 I7 macbook and here you 've my actual benchmark :
Single core : 4327
Multi : 7811

I'm impressed :
little better than a 13 inch MacBook Pro 2016 !

(But I know Benchmark mean nothing : in my workflow if the cpu is not too hot, I have the same feeling than the 13 inch MacBook Pro 2016)
The i7 can actually score a little higher, as people get well over 8000 multi-core with the 2017 i7 MacBook. 4350/8200 is not out of reach for this CPU, and some people have scored even higher.

However, this thing will throttle pretty quickly, as it has no fan as you know.

Did you shut off all background processes, like anti-virus? Because that will affect the score.
 

Lesser Evets

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Anybody using it for audio production? How does it fare?

Abelton
Logic Pro X
Maschine 2.6
etc.

I was hoping to upgrade to a MacBook from a MacMini i7 2012; single core stats look better than, but multi-core is less-than.

How is the monitor compared to a new iMac?

I figured the next generation will definitely be on par or better-than with all benchmarks. But how is the RL performance?
 

pookitoo

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Anybody using it for audio production? How does it fare?

Abelton
Logic Pro X
Maschine 2.6
etc.

I was hoping to upgrade to a MacBook from a MacMini i7 2012; single core stats look better than, but multi-core is less-than.

How is the monitor compared to a new iMac?

I figured the next generation will definitely be on par or better-than with all benchmarks. But how is the RL performance?
I Don't use it for music production but I know a little the usage of Logic Pro . I think y ou can be disappointed. Because you can easily do Logic Pro on it but it's a CPU dependent app and quickly you will notice some delay and hip cuts because of the lack of fan (and throttling CPU ) and the little 2012 Mac mini is a very good computer with decent performances even in 2017. You can use the MacBook as a Logic Pro notebook but not a replacement for the Mac mini .

It's a point. Of view , I don't do Logic Pro anymore and don't try it with the macbook
 

smacx

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It would be so helpful if any of the owners of the i7 MB could run that test that would show the throttling over time. It would be a real benefit to chose the i5 or i7
 

pookitoo

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The i7 can actually score a little higher, as people get well over 8000 multi-core with the 2017 i7 MacBook. 4350/8200 is not out of reach for this CPU, and some people have scored even higher.
I don't succeed to go upper than 7800 in the Geekbench 4.1 but iCloud upload some file, maybe it's that, I try to deactivate everything.

You can check thread: Let's check throttling of 2017 MacBook 12"

https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sh...ing-of-2017-MacBook-12".2056765/&share_type=t

It‘s a Cinebench test
I ve done the cinebench cpy test and I've "only" 239 but the test it's to do this test 15 times to see the decrease ?
 

pookitoo

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I just got a 2017 i5 with 512SSD and 8GB Ram....
Geekbench 4 - CPU: Single-Core 3927 / Mulit-Core 7507
Geekbench 4 - Compute OpenCL: 17452
Blackmagic Disk: Read 1330 / Write 1245
Cinebench: OpenGL Test: 26.52 fps / CPU: 260 cb
Hum I've seen in an other post this results and with my i7 I've almost the same ..... Don't understand...
 

pookitoo

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Hello, I take time to do the test and here you have my cinebencz cpu (during 45 min test) :
256 - 248 - 252 - 246 - 238 - 243 - 223 - 216 - 209 - 207 - 207 - 207 - 206 - 206 - 206

Geekbench score :
4223 / 8064
 
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Hello, I take time to do the test and here you have my cinebencz cpu (during 45 min test) :
256 - 248 - 252 - 246 - 238 - 243 - 223 - 216 - 209 - 207 - 207 - 207 - 206 - 206 - 206

Geekbench score :
4223 / 8064
Wonderful! Weirdly it seems your numbers are lower than last year's top model, but your geekbench score appears to be lower too for some reason.

Most important is that we can now confirm that taxing the processor results in just about 20% performance drop in total, which is really good!