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MacBook Pro 15-inch Shootout: 2019 versus 2018

May 30th, 2019 by rob-ART morgan, mad scientist

How does the 'next to the best' 2019 MacBook Pro 15-inch compare to last year's two best MacBook Pros?

GRAPH LEGEND

2019 rMBP 2.3 8c = MacBook Pro 2.3GHz 8-core Intel i9, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory, Radeon Pro 560X GPU (4GB GDDR5 memory)
2018 rMBP 2.9 6c
= MacBook Pro 2.9GHz 6-core Intel i9, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHz, 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory, Radeon Pro 560X GPU (4GB GDDR5 memory)
2018 rMBP 2.6 6c
= MacBook Pro 2.6GHz 6-core Intel i7, Turbo Boost up to 4.3GHz, 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4 memory, Radeon Pro 560X GPU (4GB GDDR5 memory)

Cinebench 20 - CPU Only

Render sample 3D scene using all CPU cores. (HIGHEST score = FASTEST)

LuxMark - CPU Only

Render the default LuxBall scene using all CPU cores. (HIGHEST score = FASTEST)

Blender 2.79 - CPU Only

The render of the bmw27_cpu.blend demo scene all CPU cores. (LOWEST time in seconds = FASTEST)

Compressor - Transcode

Transcode the BruceX 5K project into Apple Devices 4K (HEVC 10-bit). (LOWEST time in seconds = FASTEST)

After Effects - Render Project

Render sample AE project "TestComp." (LOWEST time in seconds = FASTEST)

Lightroom Classic - Export

Export full-size JPEG from 100 DNG images totaling 13GB. (LOWEST time in seconds = FASTEST)

PhotoZoom Pro 7 - Enlarge

Enlarge sample image by 400%. (LOWEST time in seconds = FASTEST)

INSIGHTS

The main difference between the 2018 and 2019 MacBook Pro is the processor change. That is why this page concentrates on CPU intensive applications.

The 'second fastest' 2019 MacBook Pro 15-inch is clearly faster than the two top 2018 models.

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