Apple’s new MacBook Pro may be the world’s fastest stock laptop – Macworld

Apple, a company that has led the laptop industry in its use of PCIe solid-state drives (SSDs), again upped the ante in performance with its latest refresh of the MacBook Pro, which may be the highest performing stock system on the market.

The early 2015 refresh of the MacBook Pro sported an M.2 (gumstick) form factor, PCIe SSD that boasted peak sequential read speeds of 1.6GBps and max sequential write speeds of 1.5GBps.

Computerworld’s own benchmark tests with Blackmagic software on a 2015 13-in. MacBook Pro with Retina display revealed it could pin the needle at more than 1.4Gbps for writes and more than 1.3Gbps for reads.

The new MacBook Pro’s specs smoke its predecessor.

The 2016 13-in. MacBook Pro’s specs claim it has sequential read/write speeds of 3.1Gbps and 2.1Gbps per second, respectively. The new 15-in MacBook Pro ups the write speeds to 2.2Gbps, while the reads remain the same as the 13-in.

macbook pro 100690144 large

The new MacBook comes with either a 2.6GHz or 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7,  8MB of shared L3 cache, and a Radeon Pro 450 or 455 with 2GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching. (Upgrades are available for a faster Core i7 and a Radeon Pro 460.)

Both new MacBook Pro models offer SSD capacities that include 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB.

Apple has led the industry in using PCIe SSDs in its laptops, a move some tech  pundits say may have sparked an industry-wide trend to adopt the technology more quickly.

Comments

Write a Reply or Comment:

Your email address will not be published.*