Benchmarks Suggest 16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Have 9th-Gen Intel Processors With Up to 32GB of RAM and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M Graphics


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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Ahead of the imminent launch of Apple's new 16-inch MacBook Pro, several benchmark results have appeared on Geekbench that allegedly come from a Mac model designated "MacBookPro16,1" and, if true, confirm some of the machine's rumored hardware specifications.

Many of the results indicate that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will feature Intel 9th-generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors, which would be in line with the 15-inch MacBook Pro released in May. Some benchmarks show an 8-core Core i9 processor with a 2.4GHz base clock speed.

In addition, OpenCL scores list the machines as having Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M graphics, and up to 32GB RAM. We've spotted references to Radeon Pro 5300M and 5500M in macOS Catalina code, so there's a good chance these are legit.

Article Link: Benchmarks Suggest 16-Inch MacBook Pro Will Have 9th-Gen Intel Processors With Up to 32GB of RAM and AMD Radeon Pro 5500M Graphics


macrumors member
Mar 25, 2008
Boston, Massachusetts
32GB of RAM!? That is a lot!

I'm not in the market for a new MBP.. I use my 2014 iMac running Mojave everyday and it's still very fast.

Next year I'll probably get a new MacBook Pro


macrumors 68020
Oct 22, 2014
known but velocity indeterminate
It's announced!!!
not on the store yet, 10:00 maybe? (or I have to wait more than 30 seconds from announcement to order I guess)

edit to add: up now, I should have waited 45 seconds

edit to add more: some of the items in your bag are not available, guess I have to wait over a minute

edit to add yet more: the page you're looking for can't be found. I did config and add to bag originally but seems there are some minor issues, probably with load on servers.

edit to add again: still down, it was up long enough for me to select/config/add to bag but not long enough to check out.

edit to add one more: ordered for Nov 21-25 delivery. There's now paid shipping, was that a thing before? Only 8 dollars to get it earlier but I thought they always had just one level that was free.
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macrumors 68030
Sep 19, 2012
Base SSD at 1TB is a welcome change from Apple. Looking like $3900 for upgrading almost everything but SSD storage from base.


macrumors 65816
Sep 1, 2007
For Final Cut Pro X

Is 32Gb RAM overkill? I never seem to get near that just using FCP X. It always stays under 16GB (using a memory meter program) And the Processor bump seems unnecessary as well. However the GPU upgrade seems like a no brainer. Thoughts?
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BTW naysayers, this is LESS EXPENSIVE, significantly, than a LOWER spec'ed 15" MBP.
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Images from their press page


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macrumors 68040
Dec 30, 2009
Yeah that's the same CPU as my current MBP.

GPU may be a little quicker.

I do like that display pushed closer to the edges style.


macrumors 68030
Sep 19, 2012
Looks to be about right in the middle between size and weight of a late 2013 MBP 15" and a mid 2019 MBP 15". Never really had issues lugging my 2013 MBP 15" around or fitting into camera backpacks. Might be the first initial version of an Apple product I'm purchasing since the switch to Intel CPUs.

MBP 16" 2019
Height: 0.64 inch (1.62 cm)
Width: 14.09 inches (35.79 cm)
Depth: 9.68 inches (24.59 cm)
Weight: 4.3 pounds (2.0 kg)

MBP 15" Late 2013
Height: 0.71 inch (1.8 cm)
Width: 14.13 inches (35.89 cm)
Depth: 9.73 inches (24.71 cm)
Weight: 4.46 pounds (2.02 kg)

MBP 15" 2019
Height: 0.61 inch (1.55 cm)
Width: 13.75 inches (34.93 cm)
Depth: 9.48 inches (24.07 cm)
Weight: 4.02 pounds (1.83 kg)3