GeekBench 2.1.12 and CineBench 11.5 Testing
Geekbench measures the performance of all the processor cores in our MacBook Pro using multi-threaded, multi-core benchmarks that show users the true potential of their systems.
Our 13″ MacBook Pro with a 2.3GHz Intel i5 processor barely scored a 5967 overall score to beat out last year’s 15″ MacBook Pros that sported the 2.8GHz Intel i7M 640 dual-core CPU. Last year’s i7M 640 scored 5910 on the same test last year according to PrimateLabs testing who created the Geekbench benchmark. Geekbench primarily measures CPU and memory performance, and our MacBook Pro truly excelled in both areas of this benchmark. I’m sure the higher-end MacBook Pros will yield greater performance results as well.
This rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.
Our CineBench scores left a little more to be desired from the MacBook Pro in terms of graphics rendering prowess using single or multiple threads. We recorded a 2.57 point score in multi-threaded testing, which is decent when you consider that we are only using a lower-end Intel i5 processor with Intel HD 3000 graphics. Users looking for more graphics and CPU power may want to drop the cash on the 15″ version that includes a dual core 2GHz Core i7 CPU and an AMD Radeon HD 6490M graphics card.