Apple’s marketing for the recently-announced 2019 MacBook Pro emphasizes how much faster it than last year’s model, and now a benchmark score may confirm that this macOS laptop is almost 30 percent speedier.
The top-tier new MacBook Pro employs a Intel 9th-generation Core i9 processor, which just debuted. It’s clocked at 2.4GHz with Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHz. This is the first 8-core macOS laptop, and Apple’s promotional materials promise “40 percent more performance than a 6-core MacBook Pro.”
MacBook Pro 2019: And the benchmark says…
Promotional materials are all very well, but benchmarks are generally more accurate. The results of a Geekbench 4 test on a “MacBookPro15,3” were unloaded to Primate Labs’ website this morning, indicating that this computer almost lives up to Apple’s enthusiasm.
The multi-core score for this device is 29184. Last year’s speediest 6-core version of the MacBook Pro topped out at 22620, indicating that its predecessor is 29 percent faster.
The single-core score for the new model is 5879, up from 5348 in the 2018 version. That’s a 9.9 percent improvement.
Geekbench scores can be faked, but this one has the correct model number and processor. There’s every indication it’s legit.
The 15-inch MacBook Pro configuration in this benchmark score is at least $3,399. That’s with the 8-core i9-9980HK process and 32GB of RAM. The base version of this new laptop is $2,399 but has a slower chip and less RAM.
Apple’s 2019 MacBook Pro also has a better screen than last year’s, and it might, might fix the infamous “butterfly” keyboard.