2017 MacBook Pro is Up to 20% Faster Than Last Year's Model in Benchmarks

Apple this week refreshed its MacBook Pro lineup with Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors, and early benchmarks for the notebooks suggest the 2017 models are up to 20 percent faster than the equivalent 2016 models equipped with Intel's sixth-generation Skylake processors.

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Specifically, the new 15-inch MacBook Pro configured with a 2.9GHz Core i7 processor has average single-core and multi-core scores of 4,632 and 15,747 respectively based on nearly a dozen Geekbench 4 results so far.

By comparison, last year's 15-inch MacBook Pro configured with a sixth-generation 2.7GHz Core i7 processor, which was the equivalent high-end stock configuration, has average single-core and multi-core scores of 4,098 and 13,155 respectively based on over 4,800 Geekbench 4 results.

On a model-vs-model basis, the benchmark results suggest the 2017 MacBook Pro with a 2.9GHz processor is up to 13 percent faster in single-core performance, and up to 19.7 percent faster in multi-core performance, than the equivalent 2016 MacBook Pro model. Its price remains unchanged at $2,799.

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There's only one Geekbench result for the new 15-inch MacBook Pro's base configuration with a 2.8GHz Core i7 processor, but the benchmarks suggest that model is up to 9.5 percent faster than the equivalent 2016 MacBook Pro equipped with a sixth-generation 2.6GHz Core i7 processor.

There are no Geekbench results yet for the new 15-inch MacBook Pro's highest-end built-to-order configuration with a seventh-generation 3.1GHz Core i7 processor, so its performance cannot be compared to the equivalent built-to-order 2016 MacBook Pro with a sixth-generation 2.9GHz Core i7 processor.

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Top Rated Comments

c3pa Avatar
91 months ago
Announcing the all new..... SNACKBOOK PRO S



(http://theoatmeal.com/comics/apple)


*** gargle gargle ***
Score: 56 Votes (Like | Disagree)
krfr Avatar
91 months ago
I'm so glad I bought mine six months ago when it previously took them three years to update.... what a slap in the face...
Score: 35 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
91 months ago
I'm so glad I bought mine six months ago when it previously took them three years to update.... what a slap in the face...
But there's no way of you knowing or anyone else knowing when the next model was going to be updated. It's not a slap in the face at all. You still have an amazing machine.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Labeno Avatar
91 months ago
Still no mag safe.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
saudor Avatar
91 months ago
I'm so glad I bought mine six months ago when it previously took them three years to update.... what a slap in the face...
basically the ipad 3 > iPad 4 all over again.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Joe Rossignol Avatar
91 months ago
An amazing machine that's up to [S]20%[/S] 16.5% slower...
20% faster != 20% slower in reverse. That's not how the math works.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)