I just got my new MacPro(basic configuration) and I am concerned because the various performance tests I have run on it show little improvement compared to the 2012 macbook pro I upgraded from. I was expecting a monster desktop mac to handily beat a 2012 laptop. Here is the tests I ran and the results #1 Blackmagic hard disk speed test app from the App Store #2 Geekbench downloaded from the web #3 Real life test building my Xcode project which takes 1 minute on the macbook 2012 laptop Results #1 As expected, the Mac Pro hard disk is 2x as fast as the macbook hard disk. #2 Geekbench test results had only a 8% gain on single core tasks and even less gain on multi core tasks #3 The build time of 1 minute only changed by a few seconds for the mac pro. These results are pretty pathetic. Does anyone know what to think of it? The only software difference is my laptop is not running mavericks.