Here Is How Apple Achieved the MacBook Pro Performance Boost
Soon after Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) revealed its new Haswell-powered MacBook Pros, tech aficionados began posting the Geekbench benchmark scores for the upgraded laptops, giving users the opportunity to compare the latest MacBook Pros’ performances to the previous generation, reports Apple Insider. Geekbench is a cross-platform processor benchmark suite designed by Primate Labs that uses various stress tests to determine a multi-core performance score for a user’s computer.
Although all of Apple’s new MacBook Pro models have slower processor clock speeds, Primate Labs determined that the latest laptop models outperform the previous generation of MacBooks by as much as 8 percent, reports Apple Insider. Not surprisingly, the top-of-the-line 15-inch MacBook with 2.6- gigahertz processor demonstrated the biggest gain in Geekbench’s performance scores.
The 15-inch flagship laptop increased 8 percent in single-core and multi-core benchmarks over the previous generation. On the other hand, the 13-inch MacBook Pro only gained between a 2 percent to 4 percent increase for single-core performance.