In the wake of yesterday’s introduction of new Retina MacBook Pro models, the machines have already begun showing up in Geekbench benchmarks.
While several of the entries appear to be fakes, there are enough legitimate results to begin to get a sense of the new machines’ performance, which arrive with the following 32-bit Geekbench 3 averages so far:
15-inch with quad-core CPU:
– i7-4750HQ @ 2.0 GHz: Single-Core 2844, Multi-Core 10887
– i7-4850HQ @ 2.3 GHz: Single-Core 3100, Multi-Core 11771
– i7-4960HQ @ 2.6 GHz: Single-Core 3379, Multi-Core 12813
13-inch with dual-core CPU:
– i5-4258U @ 2.4 GHz: Single-Core 2613, Multi-Core 5248
– i5-4288U @ 2.6 GHz: Single-Core 2856, Multi-Core 5954
– i7-4558U @ 2.8 GHz: Single-Core 3000, Multi-Core 6189
Most of the benchmarks show an approximate 4-10% better performance than their predecessors.
The base 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro had shown up back in June under the Geekbench 2 benchmarking software, which uses different baseline scores than the current version 3 of Geekbench. A 15-Inch model also showed up in early July, but used a chip that Apple decided not to use in the updated machines.