miroki

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I got my MBP for three days and I ran several tests with battery and ac. The score is lower than what I saw from this forum. I tried to test right after a fresh restart and closed other background app but it didn’t seem to help. im new to macos and Geekbench, any suggestions would be appreciated. Or maybe should I just return it for a new unit? Thanks.
FYI, the spec of my mbp is: 2.4g, 64gb, 5500 8g, 2T

EDIT: I notice the fan is very quite except for toward the end. It makes me wonder if CPU is being pushed to its extreme. Any thoughts?
 

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obargy

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Your scores are fine, they're consistent with Geekbench's listing score for your model:
https://browser.geekbench.com/mac-benchmarks

And new Mac machines tend to do background indexing and have some spotlight activities which take up some processing power. So just plug it in and give it some time.

I don't see any reason for you to return if you really like the machine ;)
 
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Plett

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Absolutely return it this is unacceptable. World class company should be putting out consistent product. Why should you have to suffer for their inability to provide you what you paid for.
 
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My base 6 core processor has higher single core scores than that and multi core scores that are just over 6000 so yours seems low for being the highest processor available. i just ran mine today for the first time after having the machine for 2.5 weeks.

id give it a few more days though and run it again and see, it might not be done indexing quite yet.
 
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ugahairydawgs

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I have the same config save for subbing the RAM for 32GB. My scores were 1181 and 7375. Not sure what everyone else is getting, but I ran the same test on my late 2016 with the 2.7 i7, 16GB, 1 TB and got 724 and 2929.
 
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I have the same setup as OP. Just tried GB couple of times:
1192/7368
1132/6800
1131/6868
1158/7320
1253/7296
Not sure why second+third run were so much worse.
 
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TheRealAlex

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I have the same setup as OP. Just tried GB couple of times:
1192/7368
1132/6800
1131/6868
1158/7320
1253/7296
Not sure why second+third run were so much worse.

try placing a small fan by the MBP you’ll see more consistent scores. Or just max out your fan profile.
 
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am2am

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I got my MBP for three days and I ran several tests with battery and ac. The score is lower than what I saw from this forum. I tried to test right after a fresh restart and closed other background app but it didn’t seem to help. im new to macos and Geekbench, any suggestions would be appreciated. Or maybe should I just return it for a new unit? Thanks.
FYI, the spec of my mbp is: 2.4g, 64gb, 5500 8g, 2T
1. I see you have it 3 days - wait for initial processing- it may take a while - especially if you have lots of photos. Run tests again after one week.
2. What is your ambient temperature? I've found that lowering ambient/putting fans max pump your scores by 100-200 in multi
 
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alfogator

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I'd not pin my decision only on Geekbench scores: I find them to be too unreliable for this purpose (sign. variance in runs on the same machine, for example).
Try maybe something longer running and maybe more representative of a real workload that is significant to you. If you don't find comparable scores online just ask in the forum, I'm sure others with the same config will be willing to run the same benchmark.

I got numbers like yours on my machine (same specs except 32 GB) but I also got better numbers trying on different days.
 
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mmjrk

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Install Coconut and Intel Power Gadget. Start the benchmark on 100% battery and CPU temperature lower than 40C. Also look foe any CPU processes in Activity Monitor that consume a lot of CPU time. When you start the benchmark Intel Power Gadget should show no more than 1-5% usage.
 
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miroki

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Install Coconut and Intel Power Gadget. Start the benchmark on 100% battery and CPU temperature lower than 40C. Also look foe any CPU processes in Activity Monitor that consume a lot of CPU time. When you start the benchmark Intel Power Gadget should show no more than 1-5% usage.
the ambient temp is 20C. I did what you told me and it seems the single core score gets up a bit, hitting 1178~1182, but the multicore score is still a little under 7000, stopping at around 6954~6971.

I notice that the fan is very quite through out the entire process except for toward the end (still too quite). It seems the cpu isn't pushed. I wonder what the Intel Power Gadget should look like for a normal CPU.
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My single core score looks fine around (1178~1182) while the multicore score is still under 7000. the fan noise is really low, making me wonder if the cpu power is limited by some settings. any ideas?
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I have the same config save for subbing the RAM for 32GB. My scores were 1181 and 7375. Not sure what everyone else is getting, but I ran the same test on my late 2016 with the 2.7 i7, 16GB, 1 TB and got 724 and 2929.
I have the same setup as OP. Just tried GB couple of times:
1192/7368
1132/6800
1131/6868
1158/7320
1253/7296
Not sure why second+third run were so much worse.
My single core score looks fine around (1178~1182) while the multicore score is still under 7000. the fan noise is really low, making me wonder if the cpu power is limited by some settings. any ideas?
 
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If you're unhappy with the scores return it, but given others are seeing similar numbers, getting a replacement may not help.
 
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