Apple announced a major refresh to its Retina MacBook Pro lineup at yesterday’s media event and less than 24 hours later, the newest Apple notebooks have started showing up in Geekbench benchmarks. As noted by MacRumors, most of the benchmarks show approximately 4-10% higher performance than their predecessors, while the increased efficiency of Intel’s Haswell chips is reflected through improved overall battery life.
The updated 13” Retina MacBook Pro is thinner than last year’s model, matching the thickness of the 15” model, though it has a slightly decreased battery capacity. But despite the slightly smaller battery, Intel’s Haswell chips has allowed Apple to improve its battery life.
While several of the entries appear to be fakes, there are enough legitimate results to begin to get a sense of the new machines’ performance, which arrive with the following 32-bit Geekbench 3 averages so far:
15-inch with quad-core CPU:
– i7-4850HQ @ 2.3 GHz: Single-Core 3100, Multi-Core 11771
– i7-4960HQ @ 2.6 GHz: Single-Core 3379, Multi-Core 12813
13-inch with dual-core CPU:
– i5-4258U @ 2.4 GHz: Single-Core 2613, Multi-Core 5248
– i5-4288U @ 2.6 GHz: Single-Core 2856, Multi-Core 5954
– i7-4558U @ 2.8 GHz: Single-Core 3000, Multi-Core 6189
While upgrading the specs, Apple has reduced the starting price of 13? Retina MacBook Pro to $1349 and that of 15? Retina MacBook Pro to $2049.