On the face of it, the 2016 Macbook Pro doesn't have a lot of performance at all. The Radeon 450 has around 1 TFLOPS and the 460 is around 1.9 TFLOP. As I pointed out in this meme, it's basically the same power as Radeons released while George W bush was president. The base model of nMP released waaay back in 2013 has the D300 and a quadcore xeon. The D300 has over 2 TFLOPS and there are TWO of them. Already this is twice the processing power as the best rMBP. The CPU scores may be about the same but the GPU is absurd. So why then is the Macbook Pro holding a candle to this machine ? In some cases, the 'late 2016' Quad-Core MacBook Pro can be as fast as a Quad-Core Mac Pro cylinder. The MacBook Pro was beaten by the iMac 5K in all cases. Does that mean you won't ever need a Mac desktop? No. There are pro apps like FCPX and DaVinci Resolve that run much faster on a desktop. This is not to say that a $1500 PC with a GTX 1080 (NINE FREAKING TFLOPS) wouldn't set the competition ablaze if Apple actually supported it, but the question remains: Is the reason these machines are in the same ball-park a software issue or is this just magic?