2011 Spring MacBook Pro Benchmarks: Faster Than 2010 Quad MAC PRO
Some new Thunderbolt / Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro Quad i7 scores over 10,000 on Geekbench, beating some recent Mac Pro benchmarks.
2011 Sandy Bridge MacBook Pro Benchmarks
Apple introduced one dual i5, one dual i7 and three i7 QUAD Sandy Bridge / Thunderbolt MacBook Pros yesterday. If you are wondering about their speed for professional applications, here are the geekbench benchmarks:
- i7 Dual 2.7: around 6,000
- i7 Quad 2.0: over 8,800
- i7 Quad 2.2: over 9,800
- i7 Quad 2.3: over 10,000
- i7 Dual 2.7: around 6,500
- i7 Quad 2.0: over 9,500
- i7 Quad 2.2: over 10,900
- i7 Quad 2.3: over 11,000
Mac Pro and Xserve Geekbench Benchmark Scores
Mac Pro and Xserve with Xeon benchmarks from 2008, 2009, and 2010:
2011 MacBook Pro Sandy Bridge vs. 2010 Mac Pro Xeon
64-bit benchmark of i7 Quad 2.2 scores over 10,900, faster than low-end Mid 2010 Mac Pro with Intel Xeon W3565 Quad 3.2 GHz (4 cores) with 9968, and faster than Early 2009 Mac Pro with Intel Xeon X5482 3.2 GHz Octocore (8 cores) with score of 10,300.
Wow. Two standard configs of new Thunderbolt MacBook Pro, and two built to order (BTO) versions beating a Mac Pro from last year! Get them if you need the power:
Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 QUAD 2.2GHz 15″ Notebook for $2,199
Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 QUAD 2.2GHz 17″ Notebook for $2,499
Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 QUAD 2.3GHz 15″ Notebook, BTO
Apple MacBook Pro Core i7 QUAD 2.3GHz 17″ Notebook, BTO
For BTO version add the 2.3GHZ processor $250 upgrade. For the fastest performance, order the new 2011 Thunderbolt MacBook Pro with SSD upgrade.
Of course, the benchmarks show performance for multi-core capable applications. If you just use it for FaceBook you probably don’t need the upgrades. But if you are a professional then you might want to consider a high end MacBook Pro.