Vroom! The new MacBook Pro literally is twice as fast as its predecessor

“When Apple launched the new MacBook Pro earlier this month, the company claimed its performance would be double that of the previous model,” Lucas Mearian reports for Computerworld. “As it turns out, that wasn’t an exaggeration.”

“Benchmark tests with Blackmagic software on a new 13-in. MacBook Pro with Retina display revealed it can pin the needle at more than 1,400MBps for writes and more than 1,300MBps for reads,” Mearian reports. “The machine that Computerworld tested had a 512GB PCIe M.2 form-factor flash module ($1,799) and an Intel dual-core i5 2.9GHz processor, 8GB of (1866MHz LPDDR3) RAM, and was running OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite).”

“That performance compares to the previous model MacBook Pro (mid-2014), which had industry-leading performance of nearly 650MBps write speeds and over 700MBps read speeds,” Mearian reports. “That machine also had a 512GB PCIe M.2 flash module, a 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, and was also running OS X 10.10.2… While both the previous model MacBook Pro and the latest model sport leading-edge PCIe flash memory cards, versus 2.5-in SATA drives used in most other laptops today, the 2015 MacBook Pro’s mass storage device doubles bandwidth.”

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    1. Yep, just the read/write.

      “Apple’s Samsung-made PCIe 3.0 flash card in the 2015 MacBook Pro, which comes with 128GB, 256GB and 512GB and 1TB capacities, went from a PCIe 2.0 x2 (or two I/O lanes) in the previous model to a PCIe 3.0 x4 (four I/O lanes).”

      Nice improvement. Sucks to have to rely on Samsung to do it.

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