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

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

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

Now, a Geekbench listing points to Apple preparing an update to its MacBook Pro lineup featuring Intel's "Coffee Lake" series of processors. We've seen more reports of an alleged low-priced MacBook Air come up, that fit in with Apple's objective of targeting Google's lead with the Chromebooks in the education sector.

Note the very substantial increase in the multi-core score. This particular CPU features 4 cores and 8 threads with a base frequency of 2.7GHz which can boost up to 4.5GHz depending on the workload.

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

For comparison, Primate Labs, the maker of Geekbench, says the average speeds for a mid-2017 13-inch MacBook Pro are 9553 multi-core and 4606 single-core.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro will be the first to have a quad-core processor, something that was previously exclusive to the 15-inch model. It scored 4448 in GeekBench's single-core test and 16607 in the multi-core test. The performance gain offered by the Core i7-8559U is simply massive.

"The previous MacBook Pro that appeared on GeekBench was Apple's 13" Touch Bar variant launched past year. The 13-inch variant earned a 4600 single-core score, and 9500 multi-core score. Or this could all be a hoax, as it's not impossible to fake Geekbench scores.

The benchmark tells us that the notebook packs an Intel Core i7-8559U Coffee Lake CPU that's not available in other products. This chassis was fitted with Intel's Core i7-8750H and 32GB of RAM.

Apple's current MacBook Pro is getting a bit long in the tooth in its hardware department, and is due for a upgrade. We know we'd be happy with this machine if it is indeed coming to market.