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New MacBook Pro 2020 specs and first benchmarks just leaked

MacBook Pro 2020
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The MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 is looking like it will finally increase its processing power, incorporating the 10th-generation Intel CPU Ice Lake. 

As reported by TechRadar, new benchmarks — taken by @_rogame, the leaker who first uncovered the MacBook Pro 16-inch — show vastly improved performance all across the board compared to the 2019 MacBook Pro in the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark (opens in new tab)

Here are the alleged specs for the MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 model:

  • Intel Core i7-1068NG7 running at 2.3GHz with 4.1GHz Turbo Boost model
  • 32GB RAM
  • 2TB storage
  • Maximum thermal dissipation point: 28W

The 32GB of RAM alone is quite interesting, as current models of the MacBook Pro 13-inch can only get up to 16GB. This means that this model is designed for power users who want plenty of pro punch in a smaller package. 

Two terabytes is also pretty impressive for the smaller sibling in the MacBook Pro family.

MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 benchmarks

Compared to the 2019 MacBook with the 8th-generation Intel Core i5-8279U (with 2.4GHz and a maximum Turbo Boost speed of 4.1GHz) the new MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 has an increase of 12% in CPU tests and 29% in graphics performance. It’s also positive to know that, despite the performance increase, the MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 has the same thermal dissipation point as the old model: 28W.

There’s no evidence of which kind of GPU there is on the new MacBook Pro, but clearly that 29% boost must be coming from an upgraded integrated graphic subsystem.

But I just see all this extra power as the icing of the cake for the real reason why the MacBook Pro 13-inch 2020 will be great: No bloody butterfly keyboard! 

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.