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The first benchmarks of the new MacBook Pro 13 ″ appear

After Apple replaced the 15 ″ MacBook Pro with the 16 ″ (here our review), now it should be the turn of the 13 ″ (rumors circulating in the past weeks have also speculated the arrival of a 14 ″), a model that should adopt not only the Magic Keyboard with scissor mechanism, but also the processors 10th generation Intel Ice Lake, presented in August.

On the Twitter account of the _rogame user, the "3DMark Time Spy" benchmark results (a specific benchmark for DirectX 12 libraries) that would have been running on a MacBook Pro 13 ″ 2020, not yet announced, have been published.

The alleged configuration of the MacBook 13 ″ 2020 integrates an Intel Core i7-1068G7 quad-core processor with a clock speed of 2.3GHz and Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz. The chip in question – note AppleInsider – it could be a custom version for Apple since the SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) which is not indicated in the Intel ARK (Automated Relational Knowledge Base) product archive. If it is not a custom chip, Intel could add the chip to its list after the official presentation of the new Apple MacBook Pro 13 ″.

According to tests published on Twitter, the processor chosen by Apple would offer a speed improvement of about 12% in pure CPU speed compared to the current equivalent generation of 13 "MacBook Pro (with 8th generation Intel CPU i5-8279U at 2.4GHz and Turbo Boost up to 4.1Ghz), and 30% more speed when it comes to GPU performance. Old and new generation processors share a TDP of 28W and similar base frequencies but differ in terms of pure performance for design improvements in the latest generation CPUs.

In a different tweet the same account compares a 2nd generation Core i5 Quad at 2 GHz (3.6 GHz Turbo Boost) and 16 GB of RAM with a 2nd generation Core i7 Quad at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 4, 1 GHz) and 32 GB of RAM (note that Apple does not currently offer the 32 GB of RAM option for the 13 ″ MacBook, a possibility that may be offered with the new 2020 models)

Different tests performed at the presentation of the 10th generation processors showed speed with Geekbench 10% higher in single-core performances is by 20% in multi-core performances. In other areas the improvement was more decisive: for example Quick Sync video compression had highlighted a speed greater than 30%, as well as tests with AES encryption features and other tests that perform vector calculations.