With the latest Intel Core processors, the new MacBook Pro reaches new heights in compute performance. The 38.1 cm (15") model now features a ninth-generation 8-core Intel Core i9 processor that reaches Turbo Boost speeds up to 5.0 GHz. Giving 3D graphics apps like Autodesk Maya 40 per cent faster render speeds compared to the previous-generation 6-core processor and up to 2x faster render speeds than a quad-core processor.
For faster performance when working with large files, or running multiple pro apps or virtual machines, the 38-1 cm (15") MacBook Pro can be configured with up to 32 GB of high‑performance 2400 MHz DDR4 memory. The 33 cm (13") model with Touch Bar features powerful integrated graphics with 128 MB of embedded DRAM, which accelerates graphics tasks.
The 38.1 cm (15") MacBook Pro offers Radeon Pro Vega GPU options—the first discrete mobile Vega GPUs in a notebook. Vega, the same graphics architecture found in iMac Pro, delivers an enhanced compute engine and utilises High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2), combining impressive performance with energy efficiency. HBM2 doubles the memory bandwidth to the GPU while doing so at considerably lower power, so more of the graphics power budget can be used by the GPU itself. The result is significantly faster graphics performance—up to 60 per cent faster than the Radeon Pro 560X13—for tackling demanding video, 3D, rendering and compute workloads. As standard, the new MacBook Pro includes a discrete GPU with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.