View Full Version : New Retinal MacBook Benchmark

07-09-2012, 05:53 AM
Beats my old eight core pro (left), but no match for the twelve core (right), new laptop is centre one.


07-09-2012, 07:28 AM
Thank you for posting. This is great news as I'm currently on a MacPro similar to yours and my RD-MBP is two weeks away!! Can't wait :D

See you've max'd it to the eyeballs, I've done the same but with the 2.6GHz processor.

07-09-2012, 07:41 AM
very pleased with it, didn't actually buy it for the screen sounded mostly like Apple hype to me but holly crap it's in another league, depth of colour is something else, where you will really be impressed though its the wide viewing angle, compared to the old models that gave false and odd effects at anything but optimal viewing angles the new screen is totally consistent in appearance at just about any angle, you'll really enjoy it when it arrives

07-09-2012, 07:44 AM
Stop it! I'm already guilty of hitting the refresh button on my order every hour!

07-09-2012, 11:32 AM
I did wonder about the colour reproduction. Given a subtle gradient, I wondered if there was any evidence of banding. It would be interesting to hear how a test suite like this performs :


07-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Kind of difficult to do Phil as the new Retinal MacBooks don't have conventional pixel value settings so sharpness and clock and phase test that required the device to be set to a specific resolution were impossible, but on test such as gamma, black level, white saturation, gradient banding, inversion, response time (frame dropping it scored zero drops and there was no evidence of ghosting or trail blur), viewing angle and sub pixel layout were excellent, didn't test black and white contrast. didn't need to.

07-11-2012, 03:13 AM
Seems very good to me, this speed I think? The difference is not huuuge after all.

Dang... now I really have to order this machine... My first ever Mac.

07-11-2012, 03:39 PM
An addendum for anyone else getting one of these things, I have colour space on my main two desktop machines set to linear for the 'convert to linear space' settings and for the 'Apple colour space' settings as i found changing it from linear to sRGB for the Apple space made for no perceptual difference, however on the retinal display it makes a huge difference so when you open an image on one of these things and it looks massively over saturated and way to dark you'll know what to do change at least the Apple colour space display value to sRGB.

07-11-2012, 10:04 PM
A few comments here with a Spyder.