A 13-inch MacBook Pro refresh is rumored to be on the way, and a new benchmark posted on Twitter indicates the new laptop will be running Intel’s 10th-generation Ice Lake chips.
Over the weekend, a Twitter user posted a 3DMark Time Spy benchmark of a machine said to be a 13-inch MacBook Pro equipped with Intel’s 10th-generation i7-1068NG7 Ice Lake 2.3GHz chip with 4.1GHz turbo boost capabilities (via Wccftech).
i5-8279U 4C/8T 2.4GHz base 4.1GHz boost + Iris Plus 655 with 128MB eDRAM 28W (2019 13" MacBook Pro)
i7-1068NG7 4C/8T 2.3GHz base 4.1GHz boost 28W (2020 13" MacBook Pro) pic.twitter.com/Ogr4sfGGNa
— _rogame (@_rogame) February 15, 2020
The benchmarks pit the new 10th-generation chip up against the 8th-generation 2.4GHz Core i5 chip in the high-end 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro and show a machine that is around 12% faster than the current model when it comes to CPU speed and 30% faster in GPU performance.
If the rumored new 13-inch MacBook Pro is released with the Ice Lake chip, it will be the first to use the 10th-generation chip. Rumors suggest Apple will indeed release a 13-inch MacBook Pro in the first half of 2020, which will possibly be unveiled at a March event. However, they could also be unveiled at WWDC in June.