MBr 2015 1.1 vs MBr 2016 1.3 (m7) Benchmark?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PeterMSchwab, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. PeterMSchwab macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2016

    is there any benchmark test that compares this two Models?

    Is this better CPU a big advantage, when im using the macbook for some raw-photo developing?

    Thank you for your help!
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    The CPUs in the 2015 rMBs were the M-5Y31, M-5Y51, and M-5Y71.

    Benchmarks below (higher number is better). For comparison, an Intel i3-3110M has a passmark of around 3000.

    M-5Y31: 2644
    M-5Y51: 2586 likely lack of samples are giving this comparatively low score
    M-5Y71: 2969

    The 2016 rMBs are a little more difficult to figure out, because it's just been released. Currently, the only Intel processors listed as mX are:

    M3-6Y30 (900MHz, Turbo boost to 2.2GHz). M3 in the rMB has 1.1GHz base clock, Turbo to 2.2GHz.

    M5-6Y54 (1.1GHz, Turbo boost to 2.7GHz). M5 in the rMB has 1.2GHz base clock, Turbo to 2.7GHz.
    M5-6Y57 (1.1GHz, Turbo boost to 2.8GHz).

    M7-6Y75 (1.2GHz, Turbo boost to 3.1GHz). M7 in the rMB has 1.3GHz base clock, Turbo to 3.1GHz.

    Based on the turbo clock speeds and processor generation, I stipulate that the rMB is using the M3-6Y30, M5-6Y54, and M7-6Y75, with a higher base clockspeed. The benchmarks for these are below:

    M3-6Y30: No samples
    M7-6Y75: 3704

    Comparitively, the 2.7GHz i5 in the rMBP (I5-5257U) gets a score of 4375, and the 1.6GHz i5 in the MacBook Air (I5-5250U) gets a score of 3628.

    TL;DR: What I assume to be the new processors in the rMB are considerably more powerful, and the top end M7 is comparable with the i5 CPU in the MacBook Air. Regardless, if you're seriously contemplating photo development, I'd suggest a 13" rMBP at a minimum -- preferably the 15" rMBP, as that's guaranteed to handle anything you can throw at it.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    Better to wait on the upcoming 2016 13" Retina MacBook Pro (expect 13" MacBook Air dimension with smaller footprint), with it`s active cooling system. Although the 2016 12" Retina is a decent improvement on the 2015 model (2015 1.2 owner) with the new CPU being less prone to throttling. Ultimately under heavy loads the CPU will still likely throttle due only being passively cooled.

    The far more powerful, actively cooled rMBP will be a far better tool for the job, and likely not vastly larger. The rMB`s focus is portability above all else therefore is compromised for some peoples needs. If the rMB is the only option M7 CPU & 512 SSD is best, equally don't expect miracles from this level of hardware.

  4. SR71 macrumors 68000

    Jan 12, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Your numbers are slightly off from the Geekbench benchmarks that have been floating around. The Geekbench benchmarks show the core m5 in the MacBook beating the core i5 in the 2015 Air's and scoring just under the Core i7's. This leads me to believe that the core m7 could likely match or even beat the core i7's benchmarks.

    Core m5 in the new MacBook is here: https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/6151181

    Core i5 2015 Air is here: https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/6161941

    Core i7 2015 Air is here: https://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/6156218

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