“On Tuesday Apple updated its MacBook Pro lineup,” John Poole reports for Primate Labs. “Geekbench 3 results for most of the new models have appeared in the Geekbench Browser which lets us see how performance has improved across the lineup.”
“For the 15-inch MacBook Pro, processor speeds were increased by 200 MHz, leading to a 6% to 9% increase in performance,” Poole reports. “For the 13-inch MacBook Pro, processor speeds were also increased by 200 MHz, leading to a 7% to 8% increase in performance (note that we do not yet have results for the new high-end model).”
“Both the 2013 and the 2014 models use Haswell processors, so all of the performance gains come from the increased clock speeds,” Poole reports. “We will have to wait for the new Broadwell processors (currently scheduled for mid-2015) to see more signficant improvements in MacBook Pro performance.”
See all of the benchmarks here.
Apple updates MacBook Pro with faster Haswell processors, increased base RAM; cuts price of non-Retina model – July 29, 2014