Sina Digital News on the morning of February 21st, according to foreign media macrumors, Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro is about to be updated, mainly to upgrade to the tenth-generation Core Ice Lake processor to replace the current Coffee Lake processor.
Last October, Apple expanded its MacBook Pro lineup with a 16-inch version. While the model still uses Intel’s Coffee Lake processors, a lot of key hardware has been updated, including the bug-prone and less popular butterfly keyboard.
Running score exposure (picture from @macrumors) Running score exposure (picture from @macrumors)
Now Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro is also about to be updated, and there is even a new 13-inch MacBook Pro running score on Twitter, according to the latest 3DMark benchmark results released by @_rogame.
Compared with the eighth-generation Core, the improvement is obvious (picture from @macrumors) Compared with the eighth-generation Core, the improvement is obvious (picture from @macrumors)
Judging from the running score results, the MacBook Pro 13 with Ice Lake processor obviously has more powerful performance than the previous generation. On the CPU side, the performance has increased by about 12%, and the GPU side has increased by 30%. This should be the top-of-the-line version of the 2020 MacBook Pro 13 with 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD.
The current 2019 13-inch MacBook Pro uses a quad-core, eight-thread Core i5-8279U processor with a base clock frequency of 2.4GHz and a frequency of 4.1GHz in Turbo mode. The 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro is expected to use Intel Ice Lake’s quad-core, eight-thread Core i7-1068NG7 processor with a base clock frequency of 2.3GHz and a frequency of 4.1GHz in Turbo mode.
If the 13-inch MacBook Pro uses Intel’s 10th-generation Core, it will also be the first Apple notebook to use the 10th-generation Core processor. In addition to upgrading the Ice Lake processor, the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro will continue the 16-inch design update idea, which means we may see a larger screen, even a 14-inch MacBook Pro. It is estimated that the keyboard will also be replaced.
Finally, let’s take a look at the time point. Not surprisingly, Apple will release the updated 13-inch MacBook Pro in the first half of 2020, possibly at the spring event in March, or there may be a silent online update.