Apple’s new MacBook Pros benchmarked: The performance increase is amazing

“Even though Apple’s new MacBook Pros look like the old MacBook Pros, there’s a lot that’s new and exciting under the hood, like a completely new peripheral interface (Thunderbolt) and the new AMD GPUs. What I’m most excited about are the new Sandy Bridge processors (especially now that Apple finally has a quad-core laptop),” Primate Labs reports.

“What I was curious to know, though, was how fast are these new processors? How much of a performance benefit do the Sandy Bridge processors bring to the MacBook Pro lineup? I grabbed Geekbench 2 scores from the Geekbench Result Browser for the current- and previous-generation MacBook Pro models in order to answer that question,” Primate Labs reports.

“The performance of the new MacBook Pros is amazing,” Primate Labs reports. “The slowest MacBook Pro performs on par with the fastest previous-generation MacBook Pro, and the fastest MacBook Pro is 80% faster than the fastest previous-generation MacBook Pro.”

Full article, with the various benchmarks, here.


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