Geekbench, the benchmark tool that determines computer performance according to a reference score, has just added a reference that leaves no doubt about its nature: "MacBookPro15,2".
Apple is therefore preparing the eighth generation of MacBook Pro. If the news does not come directly from the parent company, the discovery of this technical sheet published by Geekbench allows at least to learn more about the capabilities of this future computer.
Passed on the test bench, the MacBookPro15.2 records a score of 4448 in single-core use, just 2.5% more than its predecessor in 15-inch format. full speed, the score displayed is 16,607, we are facing an increase of more than 15% in the capabilities of the test subject compared to the MacBook Pro released in 2017.
In addition to these figures, we know a little more about this version which will ship a quad-core Intel Core i7-8559U processor of the 8th generation 2.7 GHz and capable of climbing up to 4.5 GHz in turbo mode. It benefits from a TDP of 28 Watts, which means that it will cool even more efficiently than the Intel Core i7-7700HQ now in place in the MacBook Pro 2017. In memory, the MacBooPro15.2
We are delighted to see this new MacBook Pro, which we certainly have figures for the 15 inch version, no similar reference for a 13 inch model has been found on Geekbench. No more information on the chassis of the future Apple laptop, on which we hope to see the Touch Bar appear again.