What difference do 4 cores make more than the basic 12? The site BareFeats performed tests to compare the Mac Pro 2019 in the 12-core variant with the Mac Pro 2019 16-core. The machines tested, specifically, are the following.
- 16-Core = Mac Pro 2019 16-core 3.20GHz Xeon W CPU, 96GB of RAM 2933 MHz DDR4 ECC memory, AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo GPU (64GB of HBM2 memory)
- 12-Core = Mac pro 2019 M12-core 3.30GHz Xeon W CPU, 96GB of RAM 2933 MHz DDR4 ECC, AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo GPU (64GB of HBM2 memory)
Tests have been performed with Cinebench 20 (multi-core CPU rendering of a 3d scene), Blender 2.81a (multi-core CPU render) LuxMark 3.1 (OpenCL) HandBrake (Transcoding) After Effects 2020 (rendering of a project) e Lightroom Classic (JPEG export of 100 Sony images with 7952 × 5304 resolution).
There is a difference of 1200 between the Mac Pro with the Intel Xeon W 12core processor at 3.3GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz) and the one with the Intel Xeon W 16core processor at 3.2GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4.4GHz) there is a difference of 1200 , 00 euros for the same configuration (RAM, SSD, graphics, etc.). In tests that use the CPU intensively, the 16-core variant shows a speed increase between 3% and 26% (with an average of 15%).
Apple indicates 12-core and 16-core Xeon processors as intended for those who must use multiple professional applications or applications in which multithreading is exploited to the maximum, for example in activities such as rendering with the CPU, the compilation of large projects, running multiple virtual machines and CPU bound processes (processes that heavily exploit processor computational resources).
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