First Geekbench result of new rMBP15"?

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  1. eiprol, Nov 14, 2016
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    eiprol macrumors 6502

    eiprol

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    Browsing the Geekbench charts, I've just noticed the existence of a new "MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2016)".
    Are these real benchmarks? On multi-core, even the MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2014) 2.5Ghz is above the new 2.7Ghz machine. Check it by yourself.

    https://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks

    I understand that over the years, since we've reached a plateau on processor speed, its very hard to find noticeable improvements, and It's all about efficiency; but this is not even an improvement. And yes, I know that it's still a really powerful machine, and that real performance is what really matters. But even though...

    Disclaimer: I own a MacBook Pro (15-inch Retina Mid 2014) 2.5Ghz and was wondering If upgrading to the 15-inch 2.6Ghz was worthwhile in terms of power. But finding this was a little discouraging.
     
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  3. MF878 macrumors regular

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    Ars Technica benchmarked the 2.7GHz at 14,413 multi-core, compared to the current Geekbench listing of 12,778. 14,413 would put it ahead of any previous MacBook Pro on Geekbench's listings, despite only being the middle CPU option. If the benchmarks are important to you, I would wait for more people to benchmark their new Pros to get a reliable average score.
     
  4. MadDane macrumors 6502a

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    I have seen benchmarks for the 2.7 and 2.9 now (someone in the shipping thread posted the 2.9). Anyone have them for the 2.6?
     
  5. eiprol thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, apparently they were real benchmarks after all... They have even updated the Apple logo for a real laptop picture :/

    I was trying to convince myself of getting the 2.6Ghz; but since my 2.5Ghz 2014 is even faster than the 2.7Ghz in multi core... I guess I have less reasons every day to do the upgrade. Damn it.
     
  6. burgman macrumors 65816

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    Without knowing the specific conditions,other processes running, or if the test is even real,how can you let one test affect your decision? Interesting decision methodology
     
  7. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Yeah, my top of the line 15" is not showing impressive geek bench scores, but to be fair it's doing a long time machine backup and spotlight index. When all that stops I'll give it another run.
     

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