MPBr 13" i7 (Early 2015) v. MPBr 15" i7 (Late 2013) - Geekbench/SSD benchmarks

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  1. bmclaurin, Mar 13, 2015
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    bmclaurin macrumors member

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    In case anyone is interested, I just picked up my i7-equipped MBPr 13" (Early 2015) and ran Geekbench against my i7-equipped MPBr 15" (Late 2013). I also ran the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test on both machines. Here are the results:

    MBPr 13" (Early 2015)/3.1 Dual-Core i7 (Broadwell)/16 GB/512 GB SSD
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    MBPr 15" (Late 2013)/2.3 Quad-Core i7 (Haswell)/16 GB/512 GB SSD
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  2. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for posting.

    Any chance you could run SSD benchmarks?
     
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  4. Drakas macrumors newbie

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    so the 13' is faster than a 15' (with the new ssd).

    I need a macbook pro, i would buy the 15' but it a waste of money... But the 13' has new processor and ssd. Plus the touch force... should i bought the 13'? My fear is the monitor, maybe too small? I'm a programmer
     
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    Me too
     
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    The 128 GB SSD in the rMBP 13" (Broadwell) is faster than the 1 TB SSD in the rMBP 15" (Haswell).

    The 1 TB SSD in the rMBP 15" (Haswell) was the fastest SSD in a rMBP. It is highly unlikely that the 512 GB SSD in the rMBP 13" (Broadwell) is slower than the 128 GB SSD from the video.
     
  8. bmclaurin, Mar 14, 2015
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    Here are the results of my MBRr 13" (Early 2015) 3.1 i7 (Broadwell)/16/512. I will run the test on my MBRr 15" (Late 2013) 2.3 i7 (Haswell)/16/512 and post results when I get home later today.

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  9. Drakas macrumors newbie

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    Wow so make no sense buy the rMBP 15' at this moment..... pfff i need it but it would be a joke buy the bmp 15 now (no improvements, price increase and more powerful but old generation of CPU...and the 750m is outdated)
     
  10. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    Is the 2 lane vs 4 lane thing a restriction of the architecture or SSD or both?

    In other words, is the 256GB samsung drive in 2015 models exactly the same as 256GB samsung in previous, its just Broadwell can support 4 lanes with it now?

    Still enjoying the heck out of my refurbished 2014 13" that gets upper 600's.

    in real world use, I think it will make no difference (for my uses) aside from a blackmagic screenshot, especially coming from a 128GB samsung in 2011 13" Air that gets not even half that, sometimes a third.
     
  11. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Just the SSD.

    1TB variants of the Haswell rMBPs get over 1000MB/s too.

    My 15" rMBP with 1TB gets around ~1000MB/s (Samsung SM1024F, based on XP941).

    My early-2015 13" rMBP (i7/16/512) gets slightly faster speeds though (~1400 MB/s) even though it's 4-lane like my 15" rMBP's 1TB, but that's because the new SSDs are no longer XP941 based, they're now based on the SM951, which outperform the XP941 given the same number of lanes.
     
  12. Fairchild macrumors member

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    So, in theory the new SSD's from the 2015 Airs and Pros are compatible with the late 2013 and up Airs and Pros?

    Thanks
     
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    Actually they are, because they use the same connectors and have the same form factor.
     
  14. bedandmirror macrumors newbie

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    How is the battery life on the 2015 rMBP 13" with the i7?
     
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    Your model 11.3 is mid 2014 you bought it in the end of 2014 but it still mid 2014
     
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    Mine's an early-2015 13" rMBP (i7/16/512) and I get roughly 8.5 hours under normal usage. Pretty decent.
     
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    Pretty good indeed. What do you use the machine for and how are you finding it so far?
     
  18. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Well, it was primarily purchased because every time a new Apple product is released, employees of certain divisions in my company can purchase it immediately (fully reimbursed by the company) for testing and/or personal usage (it's a very lovely perk).

    I use the machine just like how I use my previous late-2013 13" rMBP: web browsing, running a VM or two, light 1080p video editing, Photoshop and other normal stuff. Plus software development (clamshell mode with external display).
     
  19. bedandmirror macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! Have you noticed the laptop get very hot at all? I'm looking at some reviews of older models and some say the i7 chip makes the laptop run a lot hotter.
     
  20. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Those who say the i7 makes it run hotter don't know what they're talking about, because both the i5 and i7 in the 13" have the same TDP.

    Idle temperatures are around 42-49ºC, and under medium loads, it gets up to around 60ºC. The only way to push it above 80ºC is to use HandBrake, iMovie or apply a ton of Windows updates in a VM.
     
  21. bmclaurin thread starter macrumors member

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    Finally had a chance to run the SSD test on the 15" 2.3/16/512, and here are the results:

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    I've added this to the OP as well. Surprised by the disparity when compared to the new (early 2015) 13" 3.1/16/512, which came in ~1,400 MB/s write and 1,350 MB/s read.
     
  22. macrominnie macrumors member

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    http://barefeats.com/hard199.html
    "WOW!
    Apple has really upped their flash storage game with the newest Apple laptops!

    As you can see from the graphs, the flash storage in 'early 2015' Retina MacBook Pro 13" is even faster than the 'top of the heap' Mac Pro 'turbo tube's' flash storage. The relative improvement in small random transfer speed was even more impressive than the relative improvement in large sequential transfer speed. "
     
  23. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    This was because the nMP and Haswell Macs used XP941-based storage (4-lane across all capacities for nMP and 2-lane for all capacities except 1TB on all other Haswells). Apple shifted to the way faster SM951-based storage and also used 4-lane SSDs across all capacities in Broadwell.
     
  24. antoniogra7 macrumors member

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    With those improved SSD speeds, is there a noticeable boost in boot up time? Can you compare both computers times in boot up?
     
  25. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I compared my late-2013 13" (i7/16/512) and early-2015 13" (i7/16/512), both with FileVault enabled.

    No difference in boot times to me.
     

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