New 8-Core MacBook Pro Offers Solid Performance Improvements According to Benchmark

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    The new high-end 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pro that was announced on Tuesday offers significant performance improvements over the previous high-end 6-core MacBook Pro from 2018, according to new benchmarks.

    In a Geekbench benchmark uploaded this morning, the new MacBook Pro with a 2.4GHz Core i9 chip earned a single-core score of 5879 and a multi-core score of 29184.

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    Comparatively, the high-end 2018 MacBook Pro has earned an average single-core score of 5348 and a multi-core score of 22620. Single-core speeds are up almost 10 percent, while multi-core scores are up an impressive 29 percent.

    Apple has said that the new 8-core MacBook Pro can offer up to 40 percent faster performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro, and two times faster performance than a quad-core MacBook Pro.

    The higher-end stock MacBook Pro features a 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, which can be upgraded to a 2.4GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor for $200, which is the version that's been benchmarked.

    Apple's entry-level 15-inch machine features a 6-core 9th-generation processor, while all of the 13-inch MacBook Pro machines use quad-core 8th-generation processors.

    The new MacBook Pro models can be ordered from the online Apple Store and will be in retail stores later this week or early next week.

    Article Link: New 8-Core MacBook Pro Offers Solid Performance Improvements According to Benchmark
     
  2. gim macrumors 6502

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    Geekbench scores are basically useless, the benchmark is way too short to expose the thermal throttling problems these machines will definitely have.
     
  3. Skyblve macrumors newbie

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    5 GHZ might only last for 1 second then the Mac is overheated.
     
  4. fokmik macrumors 68040

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    So around 10C lower temperature vs i9 2018 is a big deal, and around 5-6C on surface 43- 44C vs 48-49C
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    nope, check my video link, and this is with 560X, with vega temp should be even lower
     
  5. Joniz macrumors regular

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    10% faster single core.
    29% faster multi core.

    10% + 29% = 39%

    Okay, I can see where they got their 40% faster claim.
     
  6. MacFather, May 23, 2019
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    Couldn’t care less. At that price, the 512gb ssd and VEGA graphics should be standard on a 15-inch version. These greedy bastards are bleeding us enough already.

    $2,399.00

    • 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
    • Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
    • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
    • 512GB SSD storage

    $2,799.00


    • 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor
    • Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory
    • 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory
    • 1TB SSD storage
     
  7. sinsin07, May 23, 2019
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    I really wish Geekbench would make a benchmark that runs for 20 minutes so you could actually test these machines under load with heat. No way this thing runs anywhere near as well as the 2019 iMac, much less the iMac Pro.
     
  9. masterleep macrumors newbie

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    "How bad is the keyboard?" is the $6400 question.
     
  10. Joniz macrumors regular

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    It’s a new version of bad.
     
  11. TobyR macrumors newbie

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    Jeez. The PooPoo™ wastes no time.

    Pro life tip: try to be less salty. It's fun. Try it …
     
  12. farewelwilliams macrumors 68020

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    can't wait until Apple updates the MacBook line again with new graphics cards in 3 months.
     
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  14. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Starts at $2,700 and the risk of a broken keyboard? No.
     
  15. MauiPa macrumors 6502

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    bet you can't prove that
     
  16. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Of course not. i can't imagine someone would think so.
     
  17. LordDeath macrumors member

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    Its devs actually introduced arbitrary compute pauses in order to avoid any kind of thermal throttling. A CPU benchmark that treats the CPUs nicely is imho useless.
     
  18. MacLawyer macrumors demi-god

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    Wow. This is a bit faster than my maxed out 2019 21.5” iMac with Vega 20 graphics and an i7. We need to see how it performs under sustained loads.
     
  19. MauiPa macrumors 6502

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    No, If you can back up your baseless rhetoric, you would find, this is how they came up with their claim which is specifically: "Giving 3D graphics apps like Autodesk Maya 40% faster render speeds compared to the previous generation 6-core processor and up to 2x faster render speeds than a quad-core processor."

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    1. "Testing conducted by Apple in April 2019 using preproduction 2.8GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems with 16GB of RAM, and preproduction 2.4GHz 8-core Intel Core i9-based 15-inch MacBook Pro systems with 32GB of RAM; and shipping 3.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i7-based 13-inch MacBook Pro systems, as well as shipping 3.1GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-based 15-inch MacBook Pro systems, both configured with 16GB of RAM. Autodesk Maya 2019 tested using a 144.8MB scene. Performance tests are conducted using specific computer systems and reflect the approximate performance of MacBook Pro." https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/
     
  20. powerboy123 macrumors newbie

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    seems steep to bump up the graphics..

    is there much difference between
    560x vs. vega 10 vs. vega 20?

    jus' askin..
     
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    But that's what the benchmark number suggests. The base iMac Pro is like 31,000, which is spitting distance from this number. That's why we need a better benchmark. I didn't really get this until I started using desktop Macs more.
     
  22. eatrains macrumors 6502

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    Nope, starts at $1,800.
     
  23. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Not with 8 cores.
     
  24. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    Funny that they use Rendering in Maya to come up with that 40% faster claim.

    Anyone who dares to render large 3D models with this thing is in for a big, hot and disappointing surprise.
    My 8 core Mac Pro heats up the whole room rendering overnight.
     
  25. lostczech macrumors member

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    Pretty sure they're referring to the 8-core MacBook Pro. That in fact starts at $2,699 (Base 6 core model, with upgrade to 8-core)
     

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