New 8-core MacBook Pro blazes through Geekbench

2019 MacBook Pro

Announced last week, Apple’s latest MacBook Pro is the most powerful Mac notebook the company has ever built, thanks in part to 8-core Intel silicon. The first Geekbench results for the 8-core MacBook Pro has landed as reported by 9to5Mac, with multi-core results coming close to Apple’s claim of up to 40 percent gains over the previous generation MacBook Pro.

In single core benchmarks, the 8-core MacBook Pro score topped 5879, a 10 percent increase over the 2018 MacBook Pro’s score of 5348.

Meanwhile, the 8-core i9-powered 2019 MacBook Pro scored 29,184 showed 29 percent improvement over the last year’s 6-core MacBook Pro (22,620).

2019 MacBook Pro Geekbench results

Apple is touting that the 8-core MacBook Pro offers two times the performance of a quad-core MacBook Pro and 40 percent better performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro.

The 15-inch variant is equipped with faster 6- and 8-core Intel Core processors, delivering Turbo Boost speeds of up to 5.0GHz.

Meanwhile, the 13-inch model with Touch Bar features faster quad-core processors with Turbo Boost speeds up to 4.7GHz.

Apple gave some real world performance gains for various applications, including:

  • Music producers can play back massive multi-track projects with up to two times more Alchemy plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
  • 3D designers can render scenes up to two times faster in Maya Arnold.
  • Photographers can apply complex edits and filters up to 75 percent faster in Photoshop.
  • Developers can compile code up to 65 percent faster in Xcode.
  • Scientists and researchers can compute complex fluid dynamics simulations up to 50 percent faster in TetrUSS.
  • Video editors can edit up to 11 simultaneous multicam streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X.
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Read more about the latest MacBook Pro in the previous announcement post.

Pricing and availability

The MacBook Pro starts at SGD2,599/MYR7,849 and SGD3,499/MYR10,499for the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and 15-inch MacBook Pro, respectively. Both are available through apple.com, the Apple Store app and in select Apple Stores and Apple Authorised Resellers later this week.

For more info, visit apple.com/my/macbook-pro.

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