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16-inch MacBook Pro with 5600M - Heat and Noise Testing

July 8th, 2020 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist 

How hot does the 16-inch MacBook Pro get when stressed? How noisy does it get? And how does it compare to the heat and noise of desktop Macs?


GRAPH LEGEND

16in rMBP 5600M = 2009 16-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz 8-Core i9 9980HK with Radeon Pro 5600M GPU (8G of HBM2)
2019 MP Vega Duo = 2019 Mac Pro 3.3GHz 12-core Xeon W-3235 with Pro Vega II Duo MPX GPU (32G of HBM2 each) connected to LG UltraFine 5K TB3 display
2017 iMP Vega 64 = 2017 iMac Pro 3.2GHz 8-core Xeon W-2140B with Radeon Pro Vega 64 GPU (16G of HBM2) with built-in 27-inch Retina 5K display
2013 nMP D700s = 2013 Mac Pro 3.0GHz 8-core Xeon E5-1680 with dual FirePro D700 GPUs (6GB of GDDR5 each) to 27-inch Apple Thunderbolt display
2010 cMP RX 5700 XT = 2010 Mac Pro 3.33GHz 12-core Xeon X5680 with Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU (8GB of GDDR6) to Dell UP2715 5K display

Test Plan #1
Looping playback of 4K RED Project in DaVinci Resolve with Temporal Noise Reduction applied.

Max Temperature
After a 6 minute run, how hot does the CPU get? (LOWER temperature = BETTER)

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Noise Level
When stressed, what is the noise level near your ear? (LOWER decibels = BETTER)

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Frame rate after 4 minutes
(HIGHER Frames per Second = FASTER)

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Test Plan #2
Use DaVinci Resolve to transcode 4K RED Project to 4K ProRes.

Max Temperature
(LOWER temperature = BETTER)

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Noise Level
When stressed, what is the noise level near your ear? (LOWER decibels = BETTER)

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Transcode completion Time
(LOWER render time = BETTER)

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WHAT DID WE LEARN?

The 16-inch MacBook Pro with new Radeon Pro 5600M GPU ran hottest, loudest, and slowest.

The 2019 Mac Pro ran coolest, quietest, and fastest.

The 2013 Mac Pro 'turbo tube' matched the lowest noise level of the 2019 Mac Pro.

 

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