“The first-ever publicly displayed new MacBook Geekbench 3 test results reveal the new 2lb. laptop to be amazingly fast,” Mark Reschke writes for T-GAAP. “The MacBook tested used the upgraded processor — 1.2 GHz — capable of running up to 2.6 GHz with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology. The single-core showcased an impressive 2831 result, while the dual-core results came in at stunning fast 5567, running Mac OS X 10.10.2.”
“Primate Labs Geekbench 3 tests revealed only 1 out of 67 Windows laptops running the Core M-Y571 processor could beat the MacBook’s multi-core score,” Reschke writes. “The ASUSTeK T300CHI beat the MacBook’s multi-core score by a mere 2%, and 4% in the single-core testing. However, ASUSTeK also accomplishes this feat by running a 1.4 GHz baseline M-Y571 processor speed, 200 MHz faster than the MacBook. At this point, no PC comes to matching the new MacBook’s performance with a 1.2 GHz M-5Y71 processor.”
“This initial testing showcases just how effectively Apple can integrate any given component into their holistic design of hardware and software,” Reschke writes. “Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of these test results is how closely the Geekbench scores run against the refreshed MacBook Air products. The updated 13-inch MacBook Air, equipped with a default 1.6 GHz – 2.7 GHz Turbo Boost Intel Core i5 processor, beats the new MacBook by only 3% in an average combined Geekbench score.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Once again, Apple proves that vertical integration yields significantly better products.
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