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07-09-2013, 06:40 PM #1
Apple's Haswell-Powered 15" MacBook Pro Reportedly Revealed in Benchmark Tests
A system which appears to be Apple’s next-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro featuring a quad-core Haswell processor clocked at 2.4 GHz has appeared in an online benchmark test. The Geekbench result for a machine identified as an “AAPLJ45,1” was spotted by the folks over at MacRumors. The test machine features 16 GB of RAM and was spotted running OS X 10.9 Mavericks Build 13A2052. The machine received a Geekbench score of 12,497, which is comparable with current-generation 15-inch MacBook Pro models. The new models are likely to see improvements in battery life instead of horsepower, as already seen in the new Haswell-equipped MacBook Air models.
The specs in the assumed pre-release MacBook Pro include the Intel Core i7-4950HQ CPU which features Iris 5200 graphics. The Iris moniker launched by Intel this year is a way for the chipmaker to differentiate its premium integrated graphics from the traditional “Intel HD” solution. Iris 5200 is the top of the line GPU option offered by Intel which is intended to compete with Nvidia’s GeForce GT 650M, which is a discrete GPU currently found in the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro.
Previously, Geekbench tests revealed what appears to be a next-generation 13-inch MacBook Pro with Intel’s Haswell chip. The system, which featured a Core i5-4258U processor clocked at 2.4 GHz earned a score of 7,140.
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