Benchmark shows significant performance boost in new 8-core MacBook Pro

Apple updates the 15-inch MacBook Pro for 2019

It has only been a few days since Apple launched brand new MacBook Pro models, including the company’s first 8-core model. Now the first benchmark for the company’s fastest Mac notebook shows an impressive boost in performance.

A new upload on Geekbench this morning shows the performance of a device called “MacBookPro 15,3”, which is presumably the new, 8-core MacBook Pro model that Apple announced earlier this week. According to the results, the single-core score is set at 5879, while the multi-core score came back as 29184.

It should not be a surprise here that the 8-core MacBook Pro is posting some impressive scores. Even without the comparison from older models. But, of course, for those who might be on the fence in regards to buying the new, more powerful MacBook Pro, it’s good to see how it might compare to a previous model.

First Geekbench benchmark for the new 8-core MacBook Pro

For instance, the 2018 MacBook Pro equipped with an Intel Core i9 processor clocked at 2.4GHz has an average single-core score of 5348. The multi-core score for the same model sees an average of 22620. Those multi-core speeds are a 29% percent improvement from the older model to the newer option.

Apple didn’t mince any words when it announced the new 8-core MacBook Pro, touting the device’s power and speed. The company said that the new model is two-times faster than a quad-core MacBook Pro and offers 40 percent more performance than a 6-core variant. And compared to the former fastest MacBook Pro with a quad-core setup, the new 8-core option is two-times faster.

Here are the major bullet points from Apple’s initial 8-core MacBook Pro announcement, touting the notebook’s power:

  • Music producers can play back massive multi-track projects with up to two times more Alchemy plug-ins in Logic Pro X.
  • 3D designers can render scenes up to two times faster in Maya Arnold.
  • Photographers can apply complex edits and filters up to 75 percent faster in Photoshop.
  • Developers can compile code up to 65 percent faster in Xcode.
  • Scientists and researchers can compute complex fluid dynamics simulations up to 50 percent faster in TetrUSS.
  • Video editors can edit up to 11 simultaneous multicam streams of 4K video in Final Cut Pro X.

So, who might still be on the fence with the new 8-core MacBook Pro? Or have you already decided to buy one?