New 8-Core MacBook Pro Offers Solid Performance Improvements According to Benchmark

The new high-end 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pro that was announced on Tuesday offers significant performance improvements over the previous high-end 6-core ‌MacBook Pro‌ from 2018, according to new benchmarks.

In a Geekbench benchmark uploaded this morning, the new ‌MacBook Pro‌ with a 2.4GHz Core i9 chip earned a single-core score of 5879 and a multi-core score of 29184.


Comparatively, the high-end 2018 ‌MacBook Pro‌ has earned an average single-core score of 5348 and a multi-core score of 22620. Single-core speeds are up almost 10 percent, while multi-core scores are up an impressive 29 percent.

Apple has said that the new 8-core ‌MacBook Pro‌ can offer up to 40 percent faster performance than a 6-core ‌MacBook Pro‌, and two times faster performance than a quad-core ‌MacBook Pro‌.

The higher-end stock ‌MacBook Pro‌ features a 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor, which can be upgraded to a 2.4GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor for $200, which is the version that's been benchmarked.

Apple's entry-level 15-inch machine features a 6-core 9th-generation processor, while all of the 13-inch ‌MacBook Pro‌ machines use quad-core 8th-generation processors.

The new ‌MacBook Pro‌ models can be ordered from the online Apple Store and will be in retail stores later this week or early next week.

Related Roundup: MacBook Pro

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
15 months ago
Geekbench scores are basically useless, the benchmark is way too short to expose the thermal throttling problems these machines will definitely have.
Score: 68 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
15 months ago
Couldn’t care less. At that price, the 512gb ssd and VEGA graphics should be standard on a 15-inch version. These greedy bastards are bleeding us enough already.

$2,399.00


* 2.6GHz 6-core 9th-generation Intel Core i7 processor


* Radeon Pro Vega 16 with 4GB of HBM2 memory


* 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory


* 512GB SSD storage


$2,799.00



* 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor


* Radeon Pro Vega 20 with 4GB of HBM2 memory


* 16GB 2400MHz DDR4 memory


* 1TB SSD storage
Score: 58 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
15 months ago

[doublepost=1558636276][/doublepost]So around 10C lower temperature vs i9 2018 is a big deal, and around 5-6C on surface 43- 44C vs 48-49C
[doublepost=1558636315][/doublepost]

5 GHZ might only last for 1 second then the Mac is overheated.

nope, check my video link, and this is with 560X, with vega temp should be even lower
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
15 months ago
5 GHZ might only last for 1 second then the Mac is overheated.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
15 months ago

2.4 GHz. The same speed as a 2007 MacBook Pro.

2007 15" MacBook Pro 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500 - Single-Core: 1364, Multi-Core: 2315
2019 15" MacBook Pro 2.3GHZ Core i9-9880H - Single Core: 5879, Multi-Core: 29,184

Your point?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
15 months ago
"How bad is the keyboard?" is the $6400 question.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Apple Warns Against Closing MacBooks With a Cover Over the Camera

Friday July 10, 2020 11:12 am PDT by
Apple this month published a support document that warns customers against closing their Mac notebooks with a cover over the camera as it can lead to display damage. Image via Reddit Apple says that the clearance between the display and the keyboard is designed to very tight tolerances, which can be problematic. Covering the camera can also cause issues with automatic brightness and True Tone....

Leaker: 'iPhone 12 Pro' to Come With 6GB of RAM

Friday July 10, 2020 1:59 am PDT by
Later this year, Apple is expected to release four OLED iPhones in three display sizes, including 5.4, 6.7, and two 6.1-inch models. Rumors suggest the 6.7-inch iPhone and one 6.1-inch model will be higher-end devices, and now leaker @L0vetodream has corroborated previous rumors about the internal specs of Apple's upcoming lineup. Rumors suggest Apple will use 5-nanometer A14 chips in its...

Apple Moving Forward on Semitransparent Lenses for Upcoming AR Headset

Friday July 10, 2020 7:24 am PDT by
Apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the development of Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset, with the semitransparent lenses for the device moving from prototype to trial production, reports The Information. Apple is developing the lenses on a single production line at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu in southwestern China, where most of Apple’s iPad production is...

Kuo: Apple Silicon Macs to Include 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air This Year, 14.1-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models Next Year

Friday July 10, 2020 2:58 am PDT by
At last month's WWDC, Apple officially announced that its Mac computers will be transitioned from Intel x86 to homegrown Apple Silicon chips. Apple said it plans to deliver the first Apple Silicon Mac by the end of the year and complete the transition in about two years. According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a 13.3-inch MacBook Pro with a form factor similar to the current 13.3-inch...

Arm-Intel-PowerPC Universal Binaries Are Possible

Saturday July 11, 2020 1:42 pm PDT by
Casual MacRumors visitors may not realize that we have a very active PowerPC forum where users discuss issues related to PowerPC Macs that have not been produced since 2006. Threads range from hardware upgrades and software options to nostalgia: Photo by AphoticD Apple's recently announced transition to Apple Silicon (Arm) based Macs raised some interesting questions about future support...

iPhone 12 Sizes Compared with iPhone SE, 7, 8, SE 2, X, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max [Update]

Tuesday July 7, 2020 6:49 pm PDT by
Apple is planning on launching the iPhone 12 this fall which is rumored to be coming in 3 different sizes: 5.4", 6.1" and 6.7". The middle size (6.1") matches up with the currently shipping iPhone 11, but the other two sizes will be entirely new. Over the weekend, there was some excitement about how well the new 5.4" iPhone 12 compares to the original iPhone SE. Those who have been hoping...

Tom Hanks WWII Movie 'Greyhound' Debuts on Apple TV+

Friday July 10, 2020 3:33 am PDT by
Apple TV+ today debuted "Greyhound," the highly anticipated Second World War movie starring Tom Hanks as a naval officer given command of Navy destroyer Greyhound in the Battle of the Atlantic. "Greyhound" features Hanks as George Krause, who must fight his own self doubts and personal demons as he leads a convoy of Allied ships against German U-boats to prove that he belongs in command. ...

Top Stories: iOS 14 Public Beta, iPhone 12 Size Comparison, 14-Inch MacBook Pro Rumors

Saturday July 11, 2020 6:00 am PDT by
After one round of developer beta testing, Apple unleashed iOS and iPadOS 14 to a wider audience this week, opening it up to members of the public beta program. There are lots of changes and new features to check out, but as with any beta, be careful about installing it on your main devices. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Other major stories this week included our ...

Hands-On With tvOS 14: Picture in Picture, 4K YouTube, HomeKit and More

Thursday July 9, 2020 12:48 pm PDT by
Apple at WWDC introduced a new version of tvOS, the software that's designed to run on the fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV models. tvOS updates are often more minor in scale than iOS, watchOS, and macOS updates, but tvOS 14 has some useful new features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple in tvOS 13 introduced a Picture in Picture option for the Apple TV...

Apple CEO Tim Cook's 2019 Compensation Totaled Over $133 Million

Friday July 10, 2020 12:01 pm PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook was the second highest paid CEO in the United States in 2019, according to Bloomberg's list of the highest paid CEOs and executives in 2019. Cook received compensation totaling $133,727,869 by Bloomberg's count. Almost all of Cook's compensation was provided in the form of stock awards and related performance bonuses. As reported by the SEC earlier this year, Cook received ...