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First tests say High Sierra ‘patch’ ends ‘throttling’ on new MacBook Pro

Este es el nuevo MacBook Pro más caro que te puedes comprar.

Apple launched yesterday afternoon a supplementary update of High Sierra macOS. Intended only for the new MacBook Pro 2018, this software aims to solve the so-called thermal throttling or “choking” that the most powerful models suffered under certain very demanding tasks.

First tests say High Sierra ‘patch’ ends ‘throttling’ on new MacBook Pro
First tests say High Sierra ‘patch’ ends ‘throttling’ on new MacBook Pro

According to the first tests following the upgrade, the new equipment improves its performance in stress tests. Apple also tested a 13-inch MacBook Pro with an Intel i7 processor before and after the upgrade, noting a slight improvement in performance.

Preliminary tests terminate ‘throttling’

Several websites have tested their new equipment before and after installing the High Sierra upgrade. One of them has been MacWorld, which has posted its results on the tweet above. In addition, it states that the team’s improvement over last year’s models goes from 11% to 20% with Premiere.

The youtuber Dave Lee, who released the throttling of the new Macs for the first time last week, uploaded a few hours ago this video in which he claims that after the patch the system is “much better”.

As you can see from the graph, the power of the equipment does not decrease and rises sharply as before when the temperature is very high. The frequency under a demanding task goes from an average of 2.2GHz to 2.9GHz, which is what the equipment should have.

What Geekbench says on the 13-inch MacBook Pro

A few hours ago, we released the first of the new MacBook Pro for review. It’s the 13-inch, quad-core Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 2TB of storage. On the occasion of the update released yesterday, we have proceeded to perform several Geekbench tests before and after its installation. The scores are as follows:

Geekbench score before applying the High Sierra patch Geekbench score after applying the High Sierra patch. With this software update, the “thermal throttling” of the new MacBook Pro 2018 is solved

As it is the 13 inch i7 model, the throttling is not as exaggerated as in the 15 inch model with the i9 processor. However, there is a slight improvement : we went from an average score of ~4,350 to ~4,680 in the mono-core test and from ~15,550 to ~16,160 in the multi-core. As a curiosity, the single-core score is at the same level as that of the iPhone X.

If you had questions about these devices on the occasion of the thermal throttling , this update should clarify them. Remember that you can always purchase the equipment and if you are not convinced, you can return it after 14 days and according to the conditions of the shop where you purchased it.

At Apple we’re going to be testing both MacBook Pro models and publishing our reviews and other articles over the next few weeks – don’t miss out!

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