As you probably know, Apple an entirely new line of Macbook Pros that introduced several changes to their design and functionality. Many professional users voiced concerns about the removal of ports, among other things. The high price and low specs on paper have also earned criticism in many articles and forums. But even for those who choose to overlook such shortcomings, one question remains unanswered: is the MacBook Pro 2016 fast enough in real life for 4K video editing? Macbook Pro 2016 Fast Enough for 4K or Not? Reviews for the have been flooding the internet for the last two weeks, and we know for a fact that it isn’t fast enough to cope with a real life 4K workflow.
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But the new touch bar 13-inch and 15-inch models only arrived at customers’s doors today. A few reviews and the first benchmarks have been published, and the results are rather surprising in both directions. While we do not have a Macbook Pro 2016 model for review at cinema5D just yet, we were very curious to see what other professionals are writing so far, and what the first benchmarks tests are revealing. This way, we can start to make out if the upgrade to a Macbook Pro 2016 is worth it for 4K video editing. Macbook Pro 2016 Benchmarks We all know that 4K editing performance is to a large degree dictated by a the speed of your machine. In other words, we need good specs and performance.
The 13-inch has a 2Ghz i5 processor, which sounds rather underwhelming considering my 2011 Macbook Pro had a 2.4ghz i5 processor. Is it slower than that? No, in reality it’s not that simple.
When you look at benchmark scores you quickly see that even the entry-level, has some more power under the hood than expected. Macworld has taken a closer look at the specs of all new Macbook Pro models in their. Image Courtesy of Macworld.com These are multicore CPU results of the new Macbook Pro 2016. As you can see, the 13-inch model is slightly faster than last year’s 2015 retina Macbook Pro model with 2.7Ghz. On the other hand, if you expect the 2016 and 2.9Ghz CPU to score much higher, you’d be mistaken again, as the 2.9Ghz version is only 3.8% faster than the non-touchbar version.
So even though the touch bar CPU has 30% more Ghz, it is only 4% faster. Although I’m confused by these results, they are also revealing, and looking at benchmarks before making a purchase decision seems like a very good idea. This tells me the and the have a very similar speed. And if the touch bar is the only deciding factor between the two, then many people will probably decide to live without it. As expected, scores much higher in terms of CPU performance, and just like last year’s model, it runs in a completely different class. Its CPU multicore score is about 41% higher than the 13-inch models, but surprisingly it is weaker than the 2015 model These results are in line with Engadget’s findings on, so they seem to be accurate.
Image courtesy of Macworld.com Graphics performance is another revealing aspect about 4K editing performance. I’m relieved that at least in this aspect the 2016 machines outperform the 2015 models of Macbook Pros. We can see features very high speeds in comparison to all other models. Also, the 13-inch models are faster than the old Macbook Pros, but again the touch bar version seems only slightly better than the non touch bar version of the Macbook pro 2016.