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Mac Format - - APPLE CHOICE -

Gek­bench 4 sin­gle-core test

This tests the ca­pa­bil­ity of a sin­gle pro­ces­sor core. Many more com­mon tasks on a Mac will only use a sin­gle core at a time. In­tel’s Turbo Boost tech­nol­ogy comes into play here.

Hand­bra ke videoe nco ding

We transcode a Blu-ray–qual­ity video file into H.264 for­mat us­ing HandBrake to test the mul­ti­core pro­ces­sor per­for­mance, which pushes all cores to max­i­mum out­put.

TomB Raider (1920x1080)

For a real-world gam­ing test, we use the bench­mark­ing tool in this game, with the graph­ics qual­ity set to High and the dis­play res­o­lu­tion set to 1920x1080 pix­els.

Da vinci re­solve

In Black­magic De­sign’s edit­ing tool for video pro­fes­sion­als, we ex­ported an ef­fects-laden, 2.5-minute project to the H.264 for­mat. We lim­ited the app’s hard­ware ac­cel­er­a­tion to use one graph­ics pro­ces­sor at a time.

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