Earlier this week, Apple announced an update for the base 13-inch MacBook Pro. As part of the update, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro now comes with TouchID and is powered by Intel 8th Gen processors. Expectedly, benchmark tests of the new machine have started trickling in.
Geekbench scores for the new 13-inch MacBook Pro shows a drastic bump in performance as opposed to its predecessor. The base variant of the 2019 MacBook Pro has scored 6.8 percent increase in single-core processor and up to 83.4 percent faster multi-core performance as opposed to the 7th Gen dual-core 2.3GHx Core i5 processor.
Talking numbers, the 2019 MacBook Pro scores 4,639 in single-core benchmark and 16,665 in multi-core benchmark. Meanwhile, the previous gen MacBook Pro scored 4,341 in single-core benchmark and 9,084 on multi-core benchmark.
Apple skipped the 2018 update for the entry-level MacBook Pro and perhaps this is one of the many reasons that the machine lags behind on the benchmarks. It is also worth noting that only one benchmark score is listed for the 1.7GHz model. This particular model scores 4,835 in the multi-core test and 15,515 in the multi-core test. As expected we are likely to see a change in value as more scores keep coming in. In percentile, the new MacBook Pro performs 60-percent better than its predecessor.
Benchmarks in no way denote real-time performance. However, the scores help us understand how fast/slow a machine is. The entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro is powered by Intel Core i5-8257U and comes with a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of up to 3.9GHz. Do you consider benchmark scores before buying a laptop? Let us know in the comments below.