Initial Geekbench scores on the recently announced 2018 MacBook Pro lineup show significant improvements over last year’s models. This shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise since this year’s model features the first core increases for the MacBook Pro since 2011. 

In newly released Geekbench 4 scores, Primate Labs found the newest 15-inch MacBook Pro models saw a 12 to 15 percent increase for single core performance and a 39 to 46 percent rise for multi-core performance compared to the 2017 MacBook Pro. For the 13-inch model, it saw a rise of between 3 and 11 percent for the single-core, and a staggering 81 to 86 percent increase in multi-core performance.

This year’s MacBook Pro models are the first to feature Intel’s eighth-generation Core processors, with up to six cores available on the 15-inch model and four cores on the 13-inch model.

Primate Labs’ preliminary conclusion about the 2018 MacBook Pro states:

What’s interesting is that the 2018 13-inch models are competitive with the 2017 15-inch models in both single-core and multi-core performance, making the new 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro a smaller and lighter replacement for the 2017 15-inch MacBook Pro …

The 2018 MacBook Pro is the most substantial upgrade (at least regarding performance) since the introduction of quad-core processors in the 2011 MacBook Pro.

The 2018 MacBook Pro models were announced last Thursday. Besides offering up to six cores, the new laptops can ship with up to 32GB of RAM. Some models also include a True Tone display for the first time. Apple also claims the new models have a “quieter” keyboard than past models, although this point remains open to debate.

In the market for the new MacBook Pro? The most expensive model will set you back nearly $7,000.

Geekbench 4 by Primate Labs tests CPU and GPU benchmark across multiple platforms. There are apps available for both Mac and iPhone and iPad.

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