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Most Recent MacBook Pro Benchmarked – Turbo Boost up to 5GHz, 32GB of RAM, 1TB SSD


An evaluation of the most recent MacBook Pro that was announced in May the 21st has been published on Apple Insider. The evaluation consisted of testing the eight-core 2.4GHz i9 processor that can Turbo Boost up to 5GHz, 32GB of RAM, 1TB SSD, and VEGA 20 graphics.​

The benchmark used for the test was Geekbench 4, the team mentioning that the evaluation suite is a quite good measure of blast processing.

The MacBook’s processor earned a multi-core score of 29976 and a single-core of 5879. This amount is around 20 percent above the 2018 2.9GHz i9 MacBook Pro which reached the score of 24226 for its multi-core.

Leaving Geekbench, the team next used Cinebench R20. Apple’s MacBook Pro gained a 3096 score as the moderate of ten adjacent tests. The highest rank of the tests was 3160, and the lowest was 3012.

Both Cinebench R20 and Intel Power Gadget were used to test the thermal performance of the MacBook Pro. The 2019 variant of thermal performance can keep clock speeds under load of 3.0GHz, instead of the 2.4Ghz that Apple reports, with a small decline to above 2.9Ghz when the GPU is under pressure as well.

For the graphics propensity, Unigine Heaven tool was used. This benchmark is more of a gaming tool and overall performance barometer in a combined CPU and GPU load.

The new Pro featuring Vega 20 collected an average of 82.3 FPS, a 2070 score, and the maximum FPS had a 147.4 score. This was while the quality was set to average, tessellation and stereo 3D turned off, anti-aliasing disabled, and operating at full screen.

In comparison, the 2018 MacBook Pro featuring Radeon Pro  56X graphics collected 62.5 average FPS and a 1575 score, which is 25 percent lower than the 2019 Pro.

To evaluate the flash storage, the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test has been used. The MacBook Pro garnered 2627.4 MB per second for reading speeds and 2626.3 MB per second for writing speeds. The score will be more decreased with smaller drives due to lower correlation in writes, so choose the 1TB drive for better performance.

In general, these tools provided amazing performance development over the prior generation for the first eight-core devices.

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