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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.

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21 weeks ago
Geekbench scores are basically useless, the benchmark is way too short to expose the thermal throttling problems these machines will definitely have.
Rating: 68 Votes
21 weeks 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
Rating: 58 Votes
21 weeks ago
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[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
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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
Rating: 28 Votes
21 weeks ago
5 GHZ might only last for 1 second then the Mac is overheated.
Rating: 26 Votes
21 weeks 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?
Rating: 23 Votes
21 weeks ago
"How bad is the keyboard?" is the $6400 question.
Rating: 23 Votes
21 weeks ago

"How bad is the keyboard?" is the $6400 question.


It’s a new version of bad.
Rating: 20 Votes
21 weeks ago
I really wish Geekbench would make a benchmark that runs for 20 minutes so you could actually test these machines under load with heat. No way this thing runs anywhere near as well as the 2019 iMac, much less the iMac Pro.
Rating: 19 Votes
21 weeks ago
Jeez. The PooPoo™ wastes no time.

Pro life tip: try to be less salty. It's fun. Try it …
Rating: 12 Votes
21 weeks 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


I agree, it is a joke that a "Pro" Computer ships with a 256 SSD for $2,399.00
Rating: 10 Votes

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