Vega Mackbook Benchmarks

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  1. rex450se macrumors regular

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    I just received my 15" i7/32Gb/1Tb/Vega 20 after UPS showing back and forth that I'd get it today or tomorrow. I have access to a very nice thermal imaging camera thru work so I thought I'd compare it to the other two laptops I have available to me. The middle one is a Yoga 720 15" i7/4K/GTX 1050/16Gb/512Gb and the one on the left is an HP x 360m i5/8Gb/128Gb. The two Windows machines are about 6 months old. The Macbook clearly ran cooler than the other two. Below are some shots of the Macbook's benchmarks. I've also got video of them running Cinebench, but of course Fluke doesn't have a MacOS version of their software to convert it to a usable picture or video.

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  3. rex450se thread starter macrumors regular

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    Probably not. The Yoga machine is mine also and not too bad itself, so no need to.
     
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    A couple more scores.

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    I'm downloading them right now
     
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    So I didn't feel comfortable setting the CPU to 100% but I ran the benchmark and got the following. The highest I saw the temp get to was 80c but it came back down really quick.

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    Any chance you could install WoW and check frame rates (CTRL+R) at 50 percent scaling? This should equate to 1680x1050 resolution. Thank you
     
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    It ran the test and stayed cool throughout. Never heard the fans ramp up once.
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    Sorry, not going to install WoW.
     
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  11. SAdProZ macrumors 6502a

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    Q1: Dollars-to-value is it worth getting the Vega 20 GPU upgrade?

    Using Mac for the following:
    • Adobe CC (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)
    • Two 4K-Displays, or may upgrade soon to LG 5K Ultrawide (5120 x 2160 Resolution)
    • Occasional Games on Steam (Mac); and will occasionally Bootcamp into Windows for Steam Games (PC)
    Q2: ...or do you recommend to stick with the cheaper GPU option and getting eGPU for games?
     
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    It's hard to tell on a Mac. Comparing Apples to Windows requires you to do benchmarks in Windows, which have better APIs such as Directx and Vulcan. That card with the proper driver from AMD will definitly perform better in Windows. AMD cards tend to have better performance gains in Directx 12 and Vulcan than their Nvidia counterparts.
     
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    Ahh, I see what you did. You wanted to see if the brand new RMBP was going to throttle under full 100% cpu and gpu load, set him up with the test and it didn't.:D:p
     
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    Which is exactly what Apple claimed. However without Windows benchmarks we really cannot determine how it compares to a 1050, or 1050ti unless a tester runs several synthetic benchmarks in Windows, under same OS and API/s to get a correct determination on how fast this chip is apples to apples.
     
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    He didn't run the cpu at 100%. It should throttle like every other processor. That won't concern me...I actually am glad the test he ran shows no issues. I'm looking at thermal capability. If the CPU throttles some & not too much...that means the machine can keep up. I'm leaning towards buy this when I get back from my deployment. In normal use, I'll end up shutting down the hyper threading & increasing the fans as required to keep the temps down. If the thing screams to 100C & throttles down & stays at 100C, that's not good. I think it will scream to 95C, throttle some with the fans going up...maybe to 100%, but then the temps drop & stay reasonable. That would be extremely workable.

    I know I will buy this, I just don't know if I'll go with the i9 or i7.
     
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    There is hope!
     
  20. leman macrumors G3

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    Thanks for the tests! Of course, in order to properly evaluate the performance of this GPU, one needs industry reference benchmark results such as 3dmark and friends. But they will appear eventually. So far, it looks rather good.
     
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    Posted on Twitter game results with Vega 20.

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    Do you have any idea about settings or resolution?
     
  23. TheMarkness macrumors member

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    Looks like 1080p very high settings across the board :)
     
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    Quite impressive! Also consider, that he is getting these results with stock drivers. The better bootcampdrivers.com drivers might very well increase performance even further!
     
  25. TheMarkness macrumors member

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    Yep sits neck and neck with the XPS 15 which has the i7-8750 / GTX 1050Ti so that makes a fair gaming side machine. I use mine for work, video editing, music / mainstage on Mac side but also enjoy having something mobile and usable to game on Windows side. This will fit the bill nicely, allow me to consolidate a seperate gaming laptop.

    Mine arrives Friday ahh!
     

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