MacBook Pro 2017 Benchmarks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Ka Tec, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Ka Tec macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,
    I've taken a punt a purchased the new MacBook Pro 13 inch. However being a new MacBook there is a lack of benchmark results available. This would have helped alot with my purchase and unfortunately the apple staff I came across were very little help. So I thought I will post my benchmarks below to help with people's decisions, anyone else with the 2017 feel free to post as well. And if there are any certain benchmarks people would like me to do on my machine I am more than happy to do so. Ps Cinebenchmark to come.

    My Specs:
    Macbook 13inch 2017
    Intel Core i5-7287U @ 3.30 GHz
    Memory 16384 MB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 i.e. 16gb
    Hard Drive 512g
    Touchbar
    Intel(R) Iris(TM) Graphics 650
    macOS 10.12.5 (Build 16F2104)

    GEEKBENCHMARK
    OpenCL Score
    31321

    Single-Core Performance
    Single-Core Score 4529
    Crypto Score
    3084
    Integer Score
    4712
    Floating Point Score
    4792
    Memory Score
    4085
    AES
    3084
    2.32 GB/sec
    LZMA
    4160
    6.50 MB/sec
    JPEG
    4659
    37.5 Mpixels/sec
    Canny
    4442
    61.6 Mpixels/sec
    Lua
    4561
    4.69 MB/sec
    Dijkstra
    4473
    3.03 MTE/sec
    SQLite
    4145
    114.9 Krows/sec
    HTML5 Parse
    3995
    18.1 MB/sec
    HTML5 DOM
    5552
    5.03 MElements/sec
    Histogram Equalization
    4091
    127.8 Mpixels/sec
    PDF Rendering
    4674
    124.2 Mpixels/sec
    LLVM
    7863
    540.6 functions/sec
    Camera
    4942
    13.7 images/sec
    SGEMM
    4823
    102.0 Gflops
    SFFT
    5077
    12.7 Gflops
    N-Body Physics
    4515
    3.37 Mpairs/sec
    Ray Tracing
    4240
    619.2 Kpixels/sec
    Rigid Body Physics
    5236
    15330.0 FPS
    HDR
    5307
    19.2 Mpixels/sec
    Gaussian Blur
    4788
    83.9 Mpixels/sec
    Speech Recognition
    4707
    40.3 Words/sec
    Face Detection
    4543
    1.33 Msubwindows/sec
    Memory Copy
    4381
    12.1 GB/sec
    Memory Latency
    3877
    111.7 ns
    Memory Bandwidth
    401

    Multi-Core Performance
    Multi-Core Score 9721
    Crypto Score
    10297
    Integer Score
    11063
    Floating Point Score
    10596
    Memory Score
    5243
    AES
    10297
    7.75 GB/sec
    LZMA
    10179
    15.9 MB/sec
    JPEG
    11630
    93.6 Mpixels/sec
    Canny
    10519
    145.9 Mpixels/sec
    Lua
    9267
    9.52 MB/sec
    Dijkstra
    13953
    9.44 MTE/sec
    SQLite
    8794
    243.8 Krows/sec
    HTML5 Parse
    8715
    39.6 MB/sec
    HTML5 DOM
    12538
    11.4 MElements/sec
    Histogram Equalization
    9218
    288.0 Mpixels/sec
    PDF Rendering
    10644
    282.8 Mpixels/sec
    LLVM
    19190
    1.32 Kfunctions/sec
    Camera
    11545
    32.0 images/sec
    SGEMM
    8670
    183.3 Gflops
    SFFT
    10494
    26.2 Gflops
    N-Body Physics
    10422
    7.78 Mpairs/sec
    Ray Tracing
    9851
    1.44 Mpixels/sec
    Rigid Body Physics
    14062
    41165.4 FPS
    HDR
    12639
    45.8 Mpixels/sec
    Gaussian Blur
    9559
    167.5 Mpixels/sec
    Speech Recognition
    9901
    84.7 Words/sec
    Face Detection
    10718
    3.13 Msubwindows/sec
    Memory Copy
    6585
    18.2 GB/sec
    Memory Latency
    4892
    88.5 ns
    Memory Bandwidth
    4475
    23.9 GB/sec
     
  2. robvas macrumors 68020

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  3. KensaiMage macrumors member

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    Well, your Macbook Pro score = iPad Pro.
    How come somebody pays so huge amount of money for just two-cored device. I'm sorry, I had to.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Yet the MBP can do full multitasking, have multiple apps up and running and see them i.e., windowed, use a mouse, run desktop quality apps, plug in a multitude of external products, via USB or TB.

    I would assume because he needed a laptop and the MBP fit his needs

    No you didn't.
     
  5. KensaiMage macrumors member

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    Well, there is almost no difference between ~~8k score of 12" macbook and ~~9k score of 13" macbook "pro". Plus the 12" macbook is couch/bed/travel-ready (thanks to a fanless build no dust will get inside).

    For me there are only 4 alternatives. 1.macbook 12" 2.Macbook pro 15" 3.Stationary Mac/iMac 4.iPad Pro (still limited).

    Imo the ultimate choice comes down to 12" vs 15" as for macbooks.


    There are only 2 things that are nice on 13" mbp - TB3 and screen. But that's me, nobody has to agree :)
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    You're moving the goal posts, you were stating that the MBP was no faster then an iPad and questioned why someone would buy a dual core machine at that price. I referenced the fact that the MBP does more then the iPad.
     
  7. KensaiMage macrumors member

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    Thats right.
     
  8. jrasero macrumors regular

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    Really tw
    as someone who has a 2017 MBP 13 and is going to get a iPad Pro 13", they are two different beasts. The mobile processor on the iPad is just that, made for a tablet. Don't get me wrong the new iPad 11 software looks much improved with more traditional laptop features but it still far from replacing my laptop. I plan to use my iPad as really just a way to stream content and do quick emails or surf the web when my laptop isn't available. Point being the iPad is greatly improved but it isn't some revolutionary device now

    also while I get your point that the MBP 13" is just a dual core machine or an elite MBA, who cares? For the majority of Mac users they kind of know the systems limitations and they aren't editing 5K on it or plan to play games on it (or I hope so) and really it will be used on a lot of college campuses or coffee shops for basic tasks. Yeah overkill, but these people still want more than an iPad can provide.
     
  9. Ka Tec thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow just wanted to give people info on the specs to help them with their research.

    Robvas thanks for the links. I did see the Macworld review as well as browsed Geekbench when I was researching but at that time I could not find anything on the i5 3.3Ghz specs, I note it now has it.


    Kensai I am flattered that you are concerned about how I spend my money. In short I needed a dedicated coding machine, no video editing and I have no interest in playing computer games. I need to have access to X-Code, Android Studio and Windows Universal Apps. Therefore I am limited to a Mac running bootcamp plus I prefer OSX over linux or a Hackintosh..... I fly a great deal usually with another work laptop so a 15inch screen was not going to cut it for me. I did have the 12inch MacBook but the screen was too small and needed a bit more power.
    At the end of the day I don't mind paying good money if it achieve's my long term goals and if I needed advice on spending I'll ask my accountant....
     
  10. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    The 12" gives "skewed" benchmark results. If you consistently push the CPU (or "GPU") then it will throttle faster and more significantly than the MBP. The benchmark results are of little relevance to a real world 12". Or any cross-device comparisons, for that matter.

    For consistent, mid-heavy workload, one should buy a 13" Pro. Light-mid workloads 12", and heavy workloads 15".

    I'm using a 12", and have done since the initial launch in 2015. Loved it. However, since getting a 4K screen and trying my hand with Xcode, its limitations are shining very, very brightly. It really struggles under long-term usage.

    The 13" Pro would give my use case a significant performance boost, and the 15" would be massive but also overkill for me personally.

    Everyone has different needs. There are (essentially) three models that largely cater for these needs.
     
  11. HiRez macrumors 603

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    This is the first time I've seen the 13" 3.3 benchmarks posted, thanks. They seem to fall in between the 2.3 and 3.5, as they should. Something is still screwy with the 3.1 results though, for some reason they are coming out as the slowest of all the new models, which should obviously not be the case.
     
  12. Ka Tec thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I also had the MacBook 12 inch (early 2015) and the reason why I wanted to upgrade to MacBook 13inch was the performance of Xcode and Android Studio. For your information here are some stats in Xcode for loading my Ionic app:

    Loading xcodeproj:
    Macbook 12inch(early 2015) 1.3Ghz @ 8Gb: 18sec
    Macbook 13inch 3.3Ghz @ 16Gb: 3sec

    Building/Running App Xcode:
    Macbook 12inch(early 2015) 1.3Ghz @ 8Gb: 47sec
    Macbook 13inch 3.3Ghz @ 16Gb: 23sec

    Running the emulation and interacting with UI feels a great deal smoother in the MBP. For me it is chalk and cheese, worth the upgrade purely because I was getting frustrated with the lag on Xcode on the 12inch.
     
  13. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the info!

    I'm keeping my eye out for a 2016 2.9 i5 / 16GB RAM refurb. I've lost my mojo a bit when it comes to wanting the latest and greatest. Maybe I'm getting old.

    I'm not concerned about CPU power so much - I know any modern MBP will be far better than my little MB especially over longer periods - but I do worry about RAM. I do lots at once (seemingly a common developer habit) and 8GB is extremely low. My memory pressure usually sits high in Activity Monitor.

    You don't use a 4K monitor with yours by any chance? That's my main issue right now - the rMB is painful on a 4K screen. It's fine for 30 mins or so, then it chugs and lags like something from the early 00s.
     
  14. Ka Tec thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry I thought I responded. No I don't use a 4K monitor at this moment and I will probably wait until they get a bit cheaper. I can understand about loosing your mojo on new stuff, I don't think you can go wrong with last years touch bar version. Also definitely get the 16gb RAM without question. Running X-Code , Ionic Terminal Compiler, Visual Studio Code, Slack, Github desktop, safari and chrome open I am using 13GB out of the 16gb of RAM.

    Having now been doing some development on the new MPB pro for a couple days definitely a massive change from the 12 inch. I don't feel like I am waiting for ever for things to load, my workflow seems more fluid. My only negative is battery life is still below par, I was hoping to see an improvement with the kabylake hence why I bought the new version. But so far with development work I am doing where the main load is compiling of my code(peaks at 50% of CPU) the best I would get is about 5-6 hrs max.

    Hope this all helps, good luck with you investment!
     

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