The 16″ MacBook Pro is put to the test in performance and this is the result — 2022

With the arrival of the new 16″ MacBook Pro, all eyes have been on the new scissor keyboard, but this team includes other much more interesting new features focused on performance. If we look at the specifications of this product we can see that e releases new graphics cards and an improved thermal system making the performance higher, theoretically. The latest tests carried out by Dave Lee have given us practical results of whether or not these improvements are noticeable in the performance of the equipment.

The 16″ MacBook Pro passes performance tests with flying colors

In the latest generations of MacBook Pro we have seen how the ventilation was not the most adequate, causing a significant throttling in performance. The most commented case by all was in which we saw a MacBook Pro with an Intel Core i9 processor that performed best in a freezer than on a table. To solve this problem, Apple has improved the cooling system as confirmed by iFixit with more powerful fans and wider ventilation slots.

The first test that this new computer has passed is a stress test for 30 minutes. It should be noted that the processor is an Intel Core i9-9880H that has great power but also gives off quite a bit of heat. In the results it is observed that in the 16″ MacBook Pro gets a higher speed clock, above the 15″ MacBook Pro.

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As everyone knows, Apple has opted in this generation of Mac for the new graphics from AMD. That is why they have been put to the test in a test where they had to move the game Shadow of Toma Raider confirming first that a Mac is not designed to play. We can see that the AMD 550M graphics card gives 49 fps while the 560X gives a performance of 25 fps. The jump is quite good, although none reaches the coveted 60 fps that we must demand at least from a game, so it is clear that it is not a gaming computer.

In the case of rendering video there are hardly any significant changes. As we can see, this new MacBook Pro render a 6.5 minute 4K video H.264 It costs you 8 minutes and 22 seconds while in the previous generation it cost 9 minutes and 20 seconds.

In conclusion, we are facing a Mac that has polished all the problems it had, making us face a more powerful computer for the simple fact of improving ventilation and adding new graphics cards. It is true that some features are missing, such as the WiFi 6 and FaceTime camera with 1080 resolution . The truth is that we do not understand how Apple continues to bet on a 720p camera since when it comes to videoconferencing the quality is quite poor.

If you are curious to know how these performance tests have been carried out, we invite you to watch this video where all the steps followed are shown in detail.

Leave us in the comment box what you think of these results about the 16″ MacBook Pro.