Our analysis explained
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.