Maxed Out Mid-15 & Maxed Out Late-16

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  1. fate0311 macrumors 6502

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    Both in front of me...ask me anything.
     

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  2. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    I have lots of questions. on the 2015, when you press option+shift+volume it adjusts it in smaller increments, is that still possible on the 2016?
    is there any touch bar integration in google chrome?
    I cant think of any more questions right now, but i am sure i wil
    EDIT: can you screen shot the about this mac screens?
     
  3. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Negative on small incrementing the volume.

    I do not use Chrome sorry.
     
  4. adoniteking macrumors newbie

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    Wow! they didn't have to make the trackpad that big. Its a very odd design choice when you compare the spacing between the keys.

    Infact a small separation between the touch bar and keyboard would have helped in making sure people do not accidentally press the bar when hitting the keys closest to it.
     
  5. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    does the touch bar allow for smaller changes in volume?
     
  6. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Is the screen really that much brighter and better? My wife's iPhone 7+ screen has me underwhelmed when compared to my 6s+. the brightness difference is hardly noticeable.
     
  7. leman macrumors 604

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    I asked around few days ago, but nobody answered, so I'll ask you: could you find some time to run the RAM benchmark from http://www.memtest86.com? I'd like to know whether the low RAM Geekbenchmark scores of these new machines are a Geekbench bug or whether there is indeed something fishy with that LPDDR3.
     
  8. vddobrev macrumors regular

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    Shutdown the 2016 completely. Power up, is the keyboard light on or off at the login screen. What's on the touchbar?
     
  9. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, you have to use a the slider bar.
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  10. kokhoong0624 macrumors regular

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    Can I know how's the battery life? Is it possible to reach 10 hours of usage?
     
  11. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Too new to know yet.
     
  12. shadow82x macrumors 6502

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    I'm also curious if the brightness is noticeable. I'm on a new maxed out 15" 2016 and I'm pretty underwhelmed with the brightness. It doesn't really even feel bright enough until it reaches 75%.
     
  13. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here is a CPU comparison.

    My new one lost :(
     

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  14. shareef777 macrumors 68000

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    You can still adjust incrementally. Just touch the speaker icon on each side of the slider bar.
     
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    Late-16 1884 Write/2000 Read

    Mid-15 1508 Write/1810 Read
    [​IMG]
     
  16. shareef777 macrumors 68000

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    Blackmagic is not a good tool to test these latest SSDs as it's not designed to test anything over 2Gbps.
     
  17. magbarn macrumors 68000

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    Courtesy of Apple going with the cheaper Skylake without Iris Pro, the Haswell generations had a L4 edram cache that helped the cpu deal with slower memory. The problem is more acute with skylake as Intel optimized it for DDR4 and it's now being choked with DDR3 so Apple could make it thinner and reduce battery capacity by 20%.
     
  18. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wouldn't matter for write speeds neither of them are maxing at 2k.

    Surprised new SSD did not hit 2k write.
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    Speaker on Late-16 are a drastic improvement. However still laptop speakers.
     
  19. Clint_Barton macrumors 6502

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    Can you take a screen shot of the "about this mac"?
     
  20. littlepud macrumors regular

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    There was someone from another thread whose machine had Iris Pro 580 as the iGPU on a 2.6. Can you confirm your iGPU model with a screenshot please?
     
  21. fate0311 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Don't think that is the case with 2.9's as mine is showing Iris Pro 530.
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    [​IMG]
     
  22. shareef777 macrumors 68000

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  23. kokhoong0624 macrumors regular

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    Okay sure :) Thanks! If possible, do update when the battery life becomes "stable"
     
  24. Antoni Nygaard macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like you have the silver? Is it little more silver/lighter in it's color compared to the 2015? The 2015 looks little more grayish on your pictures.
     
  25. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Is there a noticeable performance difference when using the machines in real-world tests?
     

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