Hey, guys,And this articleI’m going to be testing out and benchmarking this brand new 2018 fifteen inch MacBook Pro with Veiga 20. Graphics now have the exact model linked in the article description below. You guys can go and check that out.
But Apple just updated these machines just a few months ago with the 32 gigs of RAM finally and six core processors, including an I9 processor, which got to quite a bit of bad press for getting really hot and not performing as well as it should.
So let’s go ahead and start off with the geek bench for C.P.U test.
Well, I talk about this machine. There’s two new graphics cards. We have the vaguest 16 and the Veiga 20. These costs 250 and three hundred fifty dollars more than the top graphics that were available previously. So the price point is going up on these machines.
And I honestly think that Apple wanted to include these graphics cards when they refresh this machine a couple of months ago.
I’m guessing Amy just wasn’t ready at the time. I am glad that they gave us the option now instead of waiting another year, year and a half to put it in, which Apple does sometimes. But it does suck for those young guys who just bought a macro pro, spend a bunch of money.
And it’s just now you have better graphics cards options.
But a lot of you guys, you’re not really limited down much by the graphics cards. It really depends on how you use machine and how much you push it if you’re gonna be maxing out this machine. You need the best performance.
I think these graphics cards probably makes sense. Now, like I said, I have the Vega 20 version. There is the 16 version. But in my opinion, you’re already spending that much money on a MacBook Pro and you’re upgrading to the higher end graphics card.
Why not spend an additional one hundred dollars to a very small percentage point of your overall purchase price and get the Veiga 20? So here we go.
We have our geek bench C.P.U scores. Fifty six. Seventy five for single.
Twenty five six. Fifty four. Multicore score. Great multicore score. I’m really interested in the thermals that they’ve improved them at all with the I9 and now it’s run what you guys are waiting for the graphics card test with open s.L.
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Use those affiliate links when you’re going to be shopping and that’s going to help me out. So here we go. We have our open SEAL results, seventy one thousand nine hundred and thirty seven.
So that scores about thirty five percent faster than the C MacBook Pro using the 560 X, which was the best graphics card previously and a little bit better compared to the five fifty five X. And for the medal results we have seventy three thousand two hundred and thirty eight.
That’s about twenty five percent faster than the five sixty X and about fifty percent faster than the base model five fifty five X. So going off of this geek bench for mental score you’re spending somewhere between five to thirteen percent more money to get about twenty five percent more performance.
That depends if you’re getting the base model that allows for this graphics card upgrade or if you’re upgrading your ram, your processor and your story.
So five to thirteen percent more money for twenty five percent more graphics performance, meaning that if you do push your graphics card to the limit, that upgrade does seem like it’s worth it. Now let’s go ahead and run heaven benchmark.
This is a graphics test more for like gaming workloads. But I just wanna see how much of a difference we see between the previous graphics cards.
If you like to do a little bit of gaming after you’re done with your video editing, this is something that may matter to you. I do want to say that I’m going to be doing a lot of testing in regards to article editing like I typically do.
That takes a ton of time. And I know so many of you guys we’re asking, is it worth to get the Vega Twenty?
You guys are ready to order it, just waiting for a video pop up.
So I decided to make the separate kind of performance and benchmarking, video testing and seeing the difference in just the raw graphics performance.
Of course, that may work a little bit differently if you’re doing video editing and also depending on the program that you’re using, we might see some great gains in one program and maybe negligible differences in another.
So make sure you guys are subscribed. Make sure guess how those notifications enabled to you guys don’t miss out on that article. So one interesting thing that I’m noticing here is that the laptop is silent.
Now, I’m looking at the temps. Here were graphics card is maxed out and we’re running at seventy seven. Seventy eight degrees right now. So still slowly kind of going up, but it seems like it’s running cooler than the previous models did.
Now this one has HBL to memory both of Vega sixteen and twenty and that’s faster memory and it should use less power as well.
So hopefully that helps with the thermals of the system. All right. So there we have it, thirty eight point four frames per second with a score of nine hundred and sixty seven.
So that is eighty two percent faster. I wonder why we’re getting so much better performance in this kind of a gaming scenario. That’s very interesting. So, yeah. Eighty two percent fast air for between five to thirteen percent more money.
That definitely seems like a win to me. And what’s really interesting is the temperature is now the fans kicking up, but they’re standing between seventy seven. Seventy eight degrees Celsius, not going up. Eighty five are kind of those ranges, and the fans aren’t on full blast, so the temps seem quite good as well. So now we’re in Sinnett Bench.
I want to start off with the open G.L. test as the graphics test.
Now, I kind of stopped using this graphic sets within a bench because it doesn’t always give really accurate numbers. It’s consistent. But the way it works is it doesn’t only test the graphics card.
It tests a graphics card in relation to the S.P.. Use of the C.P.U isn’t clocked as high.
Your score isn’t as high, even if you’re using a, you know, really nice graphics card. So it’s kind of bottlenecked by the C.P.U. But just in case, let’s go ahead and run it. So I’m honestly surprised we have almost one hundred and ten frames per second and the same laptop with the same C.P.U. Like I said, this test is kind of linked with the C.P.U.
Got about ninety two to ninety four with the previous graphics card. So that looks like a respectable difference in performance analysis. C.P.U here.
And what I’m really curious is if they’ve improved any of the thermals, maybe the better thermal paste or any other kind of updates when it first came out. We got about a thousand and then with their C.P.U tweaking, so it doesn’t constantly change frequencies.
It kind of went up to around eleven hundred. So we got one thousand one hundred and five and that’s very similar to what we got in the past.
I’m gonna go ahead and open up into a power gadget here.
That way it can run this test five times, let it heat up and see if our thermals have improved at all. And what’s really interesting is we look at our temps here. The chart didn’t just instantly spike up on the laptop, hit like 100 degrees within a couple of seconds.
It was much more gradual, similar to what we saw with the 2017 and 2016, the previous MacBook pros. So I wonder if they did manage to do something to improve the thermals there.
Now, as we’re finishing up with the last test here, I could tell that we’re still throttling we’re not reaching the maximum potential of this chip, but the temps are about 90 two right now. And the fans are kicked up and running at three point three gigahertz. So I’m not seeing as low dips as it did in the past.
And this is just testing the C.P.U. It’s not testing the graphics card. But if this graphics card runs cooler, plus a C.P.U runs a little bit cooler, that means we should be seeing some performance boost.
So I averaged out five runs and I got a thousand and sixty eight.
So roughly six percent higher score than the same MacBook Pro in the past. Like I said, this isn’t using the graphics card, so it seems like something may have been updated. We’ll just have to wait and see. So hopefully you guys enjoy this article.
He has many questions asked in the comment section below. Once again, I do have links in the description that you guys can check out. I definitely appreciate that.
I will be doing a lot more testing and comparing the article editing results with final cut premiere pro and an inch resolve to the other lineup, the base model, the middle kind of spec model.
And then if you’re gonna be getting this graphics card for the Vegas 16, those you guys wondering about that they’ll be somewhere in between.
This results in the five 60s results. And if you’re already spending the money, I would just push you towards the Vega 20 anyways for one hours more after he’s spending a ton of money. So think think for watching.