i7 vs i9 2018 Macbook Pro with Vega 20 – Don’t Waste $300

i7 vs i9 2018 Macbook Pro with Vega 20 - Don't Waste $300
i7 vs i9 2018 Macbook Pro with Vega 20 - Don't Waste $300

Hey, guys,We’re going to be taking a look at and comparing to MacBook pros. Both of them are new models with vigor, 20 graphics.

One of them has an ICE seven processor and the other one has the eye nine, which costs three hundred dollars more. And we’re going to see, is it worth spending that extra money and find out which one is the best bang for the buck.

Now, I previously tested the I9 model and I compared it to with other graphics cards and the other to see what kind of a difference we got. So if you want to check that out, you can click the card above and see that article. But in this one, I want to see.

Does the processor make a difference? No. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that Apple refresh these MacBook pros in middle 2018, they put in six core processors.

They gave us stability, have 32 gigabytes of RAM. So that was really nice.

But there was a big controversy, especially with the I9 overheating. And I did a bunch of tests and comparisons and saw that there was no difference in going with AI seven or the I9 processor. So spending 300 bucks action. In fact, in some tests it was actually slower. So we spend more money and get worse performance.

Now that’s because of thermal throttling, meaning the chips can’t run at their full speeds because they get too hot. Fast forward to today.

The question we’re answering is now with the Veiga 20 graphics that are much more powerful is a huge improvement over what we previously had. And these graphics are actually more efficient. So they put out less heat.

Now, is it worth getting in the I9 process? I really care about best bang for the bucks.

We’re going to take a look at a wide variety of some benchmarks and some article editing tests with both final cut from your pro ends of Inchy resolve. I’ll show you guys the differences that we saw or differences that we didn’t see.

And at the end, I’ll talk a little bit about some suggestions for those you guys who don’t want to spend this much money on MacBook Pro. All right, guys, let’s jump into it.

And we’re starting off with Geek Bench for C.P.U tests here and single core. The I9 is 11 percent faster and in the multicore. So this is six course here. We’re getting nine percent faster results.

Now, let’s take a look at sentiment. Are 15, which is a rendering benchmark, more in line with video editing. It’s just testing out the C.P.U.

I did five runs and I averaged it out to get an accurate result in here at I9.

Model gets an eight percent higher score and it finishes off the fifth run, running at three point to five gigahertz compared to three point one. So, yes, we are getting more performance out of the I9 and this is a bigger difference than we saw in the past, most likely due to some upgrades in cooling or maybe the Veiga graphics cards.

Even when it’s idling here in this test, it gives it a little bit more headroom than we had in the past. So next, we’re gonna jump into some real world video editing results and see how these improvements and C.P.U and these new much better graphics are going to work together and see what kind of a difference we get.

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All right, guys, we’re going to start out with Bruce Sachs, which is just available and final cut.

And I don’t always show the results to Bruce X because it mainly tests the graphics. But here we see a difference of zero seconds. We have 48 seconds for both laptops. No difference whatsoever.

Now, let’s jump into stabilizing a twenty second four K clip in final cut, both laptops at the same exact amount of time and that is just eight seconds.

That is blazing fast. The Veiga twenty graphics card in this Mac program really makes a huge difference. To give you guys a reference point, the Mac pro takes six point five seconds.

So this thing is so close. By the way, if you guys want to see a comparison of the Veiga 20 Mac GoPro against the nine Mac Pro. Click the subscribe button and enable those notifications and you guys will get to see that article.

I definitely think you guys want to check that out now with the other two programs here and the venture resolve. We have 18 seconds, which is also a very, very fast, very impressive, but the same amount of time.

And in premier pro AI seven model, the three hundred dollar cheaper model takes two seconds longer to render. This takes way longer. Yes, you save two seconds. So Veiga 20 makes a huge difference.

I seven reverse I9 does not make a huge difference yet.

Now let’s jump into a five minute fork project with two Lutts in film grain applied in final cut. The AI seven is two seconds slower. Individual resolve we see. Eleven seconds slower in in premier pro, we get I don’t know, what is this? Thirteen, twelve seconds slower.

So, yes, we’re seeing a tiny bit of a difference, but a really is negligible.

And as far as timeline smoothness, when you’re editing, there is no difference. Tonalist make it a little bit harder. We’re gonna go in and test out Cannan Cinema Raw Light footage from the C 200. This thing is very difficult.

So here you guys see the results for Final Cut for DaVinci Resolve and for Premier Pro. So once again, the Iceman model is very, very slightly slower.

And if we look at timeline, performance and final cut, both laptops were able to playback this graded footage at 30 frames per seconds and resolve. Both of them played it back at about 34 frames per second.

So as far as a timeline performance, there was no difference.

Now, finally, let’s finish off with 4.5 cave red raw footage. This is graded in in our previous comparison with a 560 X in our 555 X, the I9 was actually the slowest. Because when this test, we’re pushing the graphics card and the C.P.U to the limits and the I9 had to throttle down.

So even though is the most expensive. It was slower than even the base model MacBook Pro, that costs thousands less. So here, thankfully, with the Veiga 20 graphics, it’s more efficient. Now, if you bought the most expensive MacBook Pro, it’s not the slowest. It is the fastest, but not by much.

In final cut, we saved about 10 seconds in the resolve. We saved about nine seconds.

And then premier pro, we saved about 19 seconds. So once again, basically we’re seeing a trend here. Yes, it’s slightly faster, but the difference is very, very minor. And as far as the timeline performance, it is basically the same.

I do want to point out the frequencies that these laptops were running at.

At the end of our render and final cut, the I9 model was running at two point nine gigahertz, whereas the seven models running at two point eight five gigahertz. So that’s a small sliver of a difference for seeing.

So here the AI seven actually has enough thermal headroom to run faster than the base, whereas AI nine is running at the base. I want to point out that this I9 chip is actually a very nice ship. It’s very powerful, but Apple should not be selling it in a lot of the Sofiane and so light. Obviously they could do their own testing.

They have so much employees. They know that this ship is not capable of running at those speeds. So I really wish they weren’t selling us I9.

I think a lot of people are buying it and they don’t know the difference.

There’s not a lot people testing and talking about this,Like I said, it is not worth getting I9 model now for the rest of you guys. I also want to throw in as far as best bang for the buck. What should you go for? First off, if you’re not getting the Veiga graphics, get the base two point two gigahertz processor.

It runs up almost the same speeds as these other processors. You’re going to upgrade anything. The first thing that I would upgrade if you do video editing is a graphics upgrade to the 560 or if you can afford it.

The Veiga 20. Of course, that jumps up your price and you have to get the two point sixty gigahertz ie seven and then upgrade storage, whatever else you need.

And the C.P.U keep it either at the base if you’re not going with the Veiga graphics or the two point six gigahertz ie seven if you are going with the Vacher graphics. I think that’s how you optimize your laptop and get the best bang for the buck.

But if you’re not doing very heavy video editing, like see 200 other raw footage really pushing a lot of effects in layers. Just go for the base MacBook Pro and I think you guys will be happy, especially if you’re using final cut. So thank you guys for watching.

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