Recently Apple rolled out updated MacBook pros. And like all of them perfectly, and the updated keyboard, which allegedly deprived the problems of previous models and the powerful new processors, and screens with True Tone.
Only now, judging by that test, not everything is so rosy. At least for the top-end version with the Intel Core i9-8950HK. Such CPU you get, if you break up with a minimum of 2800 dollars. If you do not pay more then 400 bucks cheaper to take the model with Core i7-8750H.
For those who have forgotten, let me remind you. Both processors six-core, but at the first frequency of 2.9-4.8 GHz, and the second — 2,2-4,1 GHz, that is, the difference is quite big. So, the tests indicate that a more powerful processor is very much overheating. Under load in Premiere Pro it is heated to 90-92 degrees, wildly throttled and of course, resets the frequency. Yes reset so that any snake during molting, be jealous. The average frequency during the test, judging from the video, was equal to 2.2 GHz! 2.2 GHz, Karl! This is despite the fact that the base frequency and 2.9 GHz, that is, under normal conditions under load it is lower down should not. And then just on 700 MHz lower!
Look at the graphs, because such ugliness laptop stupidly losing last year’s model with a Quad-core Core i7-7920HQ.
How to make sure the problem is the cooling? Of course to put the laptop in the fridge! And, lo and behold, the performance in Premiere Pro grows by 30%! That is due to overheating, you lose 30% of the result.
Of course, I don’t know what they do there Apple engineers, but test the heating takes a few minutes. How the company made access to the market laptop with such a problem, we can only guess. Moreover, the laptop with this CPU is very decent.
Also still open to question whether there is a similar problem with modifications, based on the Core i7-8750H. I think the situation there is still supposed to be better.