MacBook Pro 16” 2019

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  1. Richard Zheng

    Richard Zheng Notebook Evangelist

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    If I'm not wrong, that level of performance in Shadow of the Tomb Raider is around GTX 1650 - GTX1060 levels of performance.

    Also that cinebench score seems lower than I expected
     
  2. reptileexperts

    reptileexperts Notebook Consultant

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    Can’t find comparable results to see how it is against. These results are currently straight out of the box.


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  3. electrosoft

    electrosoft Tick Tock Clarice....

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    5500m is pretty beastly price/performance wise relatively speaking to previous Macbooks including the Vega 20.

     
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    Aivxtla Notebook Evangelist

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    Here’s the Radeon 5000 RX/Pro series specs comparison for some who were wondering:

    Table from Guru3D
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    Looks like the standard RX 5500M (85 Watts TDP) is a bit faster than the Pro 5500M (50 Watts TDP) despite slightly less CUs/Stream Processors due to much higher clocks and slightly better memory bandwidth.

    Still a decent boost over previous gen though.

    I suspect graphics/gaming performance will be higher in Win 10/boot camp vs MacOS as usual.
     

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  5. Double 0

    Double 0 Notebook Geek

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    I watched ifixit tear down.... it looks like to take the heat sink out doesn’t require the removal of the logic board... I might change the thermal paste this weekend
     
  6. Richard Zheng

    Richard Zheng Notebook Evangelist

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    I swear you had to remove the logic board! The screws holding the heatsink down on are on the back of the motherboard, so you gotta pull the entire thing out
     
  7. win32asmguy

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  8. Spartan

    Spartan Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I think things will get better with the soon to be released Catalina 10.15.2 which will polish more bugs and probably have newer drivers and/or firmware
     
  9. ssj92

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    Anyone with 9980HK know if you maintain turbo clocks indefinitely in macOS?

    I'll reorder with 32gb RAM , need to know if it's worth paying $$$
     
  10. Aivxtla

    Aivxtla Notebook Evangelist

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    Um I ordered the HK version but from a practical standpoint probably wasn’t a great idea as I’m pretty sure both versions will be “relatively” similar performing in under heavy loads. The chassis is still a relatively thin type plus the power limits, even in a larger chassis with more headroom I doubt you’d notice an extra 100 MHz all core boost (4.1 vs 4.2).

    I got mine via Apple employee discount and they were like are you sure you want to spend extra $$ for the HK.. for no tangible gains under heavy loads. Also make sure you need 32GB of course depends on your workflow ie VMs etc, but for most 16GB is generally enough even with lots going on. It’s $600 between the HK and the extra RAM so definitely think about it.
     
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