Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
IT&Software | By Alfonso Woods

Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro Rocking Coffee Lake CPU Turns Up On Geekbench

Refreshed Apple MacBook Pro Rocking Coffee Lake CPU Turns Up On Geekbench

Benchmarks scores of a MacBook Pro running on Intel's 8th-gen Coffee-Lake CPU has been leaked via Twitter. Some had suggested that WWDC would herald the arrival of new notebooks, something that ended up not happening, and others had suggested that a new keyboard could be in the works for any new MacBook Pro update. Today, we saw benchmarks of a new macOS laptop running this new chipset on Geekbench. As for the benchmark results, the single core score for this machine was 4448 and the multi-core score was 16607.

Reports of an entry-level MacBook are doing the rounds, but now a refresh of the MacBook Pro may also be in the offing.

The Intel Core i7-7820HQ used in last year's 15-inch MacBook Pro was laid down with a 14nm process, and has 4 cores and 8 threads, the same as the i7-8559U that appeared in these benchmarks. Interestingly, the multi-core score trumps the 15-inch model from a year ago, even though the Core i7-7920HQ should be a more powerful CPU, and the highest scoring 13-inch model was from mid-2017 with 9,553. The i7-8559U was created to be easily downclocked to 20W. In comparison, the 15,2 MacBook Pro achieves a staggering 16,607 points in multi-core tests, demonstrating the difference that two additional cores can make.

With these scores, the 13-inch 2018 rival might match the performance of last year's 15-inch Pro. This chassis was fitted with Intel's Core i7-8750H and 32GB of RAM. The laptop in this listing packs 16GB of LPDDR3 memory.

Apple's current MacBook Pro is getting a bit long in the tooth in its hardware department, and is due for a upgrade. Cupertino likely has several new internal testing prototypes and is most likely testing them with Intel's latest silicon. We know we'd be happy with this machine if it is indeed coming to market.

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