So after all this i7/i9 "throttlegate" I may actually wait for 2020 MBP redesign versions. I'm on late 2016 base model 13'' nTB with 2ghz i5 and 16GB Ram. I do complex 3D stuff too and the machine is more than capable. I'm sure it would be better with a dedicated GPU but the integrated one is doing very well. Aside from 3D & 2D graphics I do crypto trading on the side with charting software running. Overall with those apps & parallels I notice that the base clock speed isn't 2ghz but actually at around 2.6-2.7ghz (turbo mode?) while utilizing only about 20-40% of the dual-core CPU unless the very intense tasks such as rendering or gaming, then it moves to 60-90%+ with fans kicking in. - When just simple tasks like internet browsing/ YouTube the base clock speed is below 2ghz at around 1.4ghz average. I probably do more pro stuff on this machine than most of the people who have a faster 15'' MBP with i7 and i9 and complain that it's not fast enough. And I never had real issues and keyboard was always nice too, except how loud it is. Now that I know that these new i9 MBP's throttle and put their CPU even under the base frequency I can probably just stay on this lower end MBP until 2020 when most likely the MBP will get a real redesign. Just thought to put this info out there for those considering buying a new one or maybe want to get a lower end base model nTB, it's really a good laptop. You don't need the very best to do complex stuff on it.