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MacBook Pro 2019 benchmarks show significant improvements on previous models

Apple's most powerful MacBook yet

The new MacBook Pro line offers significant performance improvements over the previous models from 2018, according to new benchmarks from Geekbench.

Comparing the new 8-core 15-inch MacBook Pro with the 6-core MacBook Pro from 2018 shows some serious improvements, with the 2018 model averaging a single-core score of 5348 compared with 2019’s 5879, and a multi-core score of 22620 compared with 2019’s 29184. Indeed, these figures show that single-core speeds have jumped close to 10 percent from 2018’s model, whilst multi-core scores have jumped 29 percent.

Speaking of the new product, Apple said that its new 8-core MacBook Pro can offer up to 40 percent faster performance than the 6-core MacBook Pro, and twice as fast performance-wise as the quad-core MacBook Pro – and the benchmarks from Geekbench live up to that.

The new MacBook Pro now features a 2.3GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor and that can be upgraded to a 2.4GHz 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core i9 processor for an additional $200 – it’s the upgraded version that has been benchmarked in this latest report.

The new entry-level 15-inch MacBook Pro now features a 6-core 9th-generation processor, whilst 13-inch MacBook Pro models now include a quad-core 8th-generation processor as standard, though this can be upgraded when purchasing online or in Apple Stores.

The new MacBook Pro can be ordered online today, and in Apple Stores from early next week – although there are some reports of stores in the United States stocking the new range early.

Labeled Apple’s most powerful MacBook to date, there’s never been a better time to switch to a MacBook and macOS (an update will be unveiled next week at WWDC).

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